Quotes by George Washington
George Washington was the first President of the United States of America. He is well known for his life during the American Revolution as a General and his life as president and the Whiskey Rebellion. Washington, however, was not truly the first President. He was technically only the first president after the constitution. Under the Articles of the Confederate there were other, less powerful presidents. Read some of his great quotes below.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
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.
Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.
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.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
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