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quote by George Washington: Not only do I pray for it, on the score of human dignity, but I can clearly forsee that nothing but the rooting out of slavery can perpetuate the existence of our union, by consolidating it in a comm… with background image: brown and gray brick wall
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Not only do I pray for it, on the score of human dignity, but I can clearly forsee that nothing but the rooting out of slavery can perpetuate the existence of our union, by consolidating it in a common bond of principle.

--George Washington

quote by George Washington: My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother.

--George Washington

Longer Version:

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.




quote by George Washington: Occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: Discipline is the soul of an army. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Discipline is the soul of an army.

--George Washington

Longer Version:

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the week, and esteem to all.


quote by George Washington: Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do -- then do it with all your strength. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do -- then do it with all your strength.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world that a Freeman, contending for liberty on his own ground, is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world that a Freeman, contending for liberty on his own ground, is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: Truth will ultimately prevail where there are pains taken to bring it to light. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Truth will ultimately prevail where there are pains taken to bring it to light.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: I conceive a knowledge of books is the basis upon which other knowledge is to be built. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

I conceive a knowledge of books is the basis upon which other knowledge is to be built.

--George Washington


quote by George Washington: It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.

--George Washington

Longer Version:

It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God,. to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits , and humbly to implore his protection and favor... beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed.



quote by George Washington: The people must remain ever vigilant against tyrants masquerading as public servants. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

The people must remain ever vigilant against tyrants masquerading as public servants.

--George Washington

quote by George Washington: I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: Be courteous to all but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Be courteous to all but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: A hundred thousand men, coming one after another, cannot move a Ton weight; but the united strength of 50 would transport it with ease. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

A hundred thousand men, coming one after another, cannot move a Ton weight; but the united strength of 50 would transport it with ease.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

--George Washington

Longer Version:

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Experience has taught us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession, and when the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.


quote by George Washington: Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.

--George Washington

Longer Version:

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it -- but there is only one proper and effectual mode by which it can be accomplished, and that is by Legislative authority: and this, as far as my suffrage will go, shall never be wanting.


quote by George Washington: Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. with background image: silhouette of man standing on hill during starry night
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The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: I am persuaded, you will permit me to observe, that the path of true piety is so plain as to require but little political direction. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

I am persuaded, you will permit me to observe, that the path of true piety is so plain as to require but little political direction.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: War -- An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will. with background image: green trees on brown dried leaves during daytime
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War -- An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.

--George Washington

quote by George Washington: Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religio… with background image: person in black hoodie using laptop computer
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Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times read… with background image: white desk lamp beside green plant
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If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.

--George Washington
quote by George Washington: My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth. with background image: photo of author George Washington with quote

My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.

--George Washington

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