George Washington - Quotes

George Washington was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and the first president of the United States.

Here are some popular quotes and statements from George Washington.

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

It is better to be alone than in bad company.

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

Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

99% of failures come from people who make excuses.

There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

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

Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.

A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.

The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.

The turning points of lives are not the great moments. The real crises are often concealed in occurrences so trivial in appearance that they pass unobserved.

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