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Government is not reason, it is not eloquence - it is force.
- George Washington | Government and Rule Quotes
To persevere in one's duty and be silent, is the best answer to calumny.
- George Washington | Insults and Calumny Quotes
I shall never ask, never refuse, nor ever resign an office.
- George Washington | Politicians Quotes
I beg leave to assure the Congress that no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness. I do not wish to make any profit from it.
- George Washington | The Presidency Quotes
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington | Virtue Quotes
Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
- George Washington | Happiness Quotes
Actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
- George Washington | Friendship Quotes
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well-tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington | Friendship Quotes
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.
- George Washington | Friendship Quotes
Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
- George Washington | Goals Quotes
Action, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
- George Washington | Getting Going Quotes
We must never despair; our situation has been compromising before, and it has changed for the better; so I trust it will again. If difficulties arise, we must put forth new exertion and proportion our efforts to the exigencies of the times.
- George Washington | Events Quotes
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington | Bribery Quotes
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington | Confidence Quotes
True friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington | Friendship Quotes
It [gaming] is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.
- George Washington | Gambling Quotes
The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
- George Washington | Government Quotes
I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an "Honest Man."
- George Washington | Honesty Quotes
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
- George Washington | Peace Quotes
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
- George Washington | Preparedness Quotes
My movements to the chair of government will be accompanied by feelings not unlike those of a culprit who is going to the place of his execution.
- George Washington | Presidency Quotes
Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.
- George Washington | Promise Quotes
Associate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
- George Washington | Reputation Quotes
Heaven itself has ordained the right.
- George Washington | Right Quotes
'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances, with any portion of the foreign world - as far, I mean, as we are now at liberty to do it.
- George Washington | Statesmanship Quotes
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
- George Washington | Tyranny Quotes


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