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George Washington
February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799
Nationality: American
Category: President
Subcategory: American President

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.


The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.

    Topics: Government

The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.


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


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


Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.


Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.


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.


Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.

    Topics: Business

My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.


When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.


Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

    Topics: Friendship

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.


I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.


The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.


A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.

    Topics: Friendship

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.


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

    Topics: Government

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.


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


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