59 George Washington Quotes: That makes you Motivate

“Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.”

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

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

“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”

“The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.”

“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.”

“The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.”

“True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.”

“It is better to be alone than in bad company.”

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

“Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.”

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

“The constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.”

“The happiness of a people and the good order and preservation of civil government essentially depend upon piety, religion, and morality.”

“The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of early wars were treated and appreciated by our nation.”

“There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of Science and Literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.”

“To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.”

“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.”

“Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused generally among the body of the people, being necessary for the preservation of their rights and liberties.”

“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.”

“The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.”

“Real men despise battle, but will engage in it when necessary to defend their nation, their homes, and their families.”

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”

“The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.”

“Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest.”

“A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined.”

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

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad company.”

“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”

“There is a rank due to the United States among nations which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness.”

“The freedom and happiness of man…[are] the sole objects of all legitimate government.”

“The true test of civil liberty is, not whether a man or a woman can speak, write, or print as they please, but whether they can think, and speak, and write and print as they ought.”

“The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epoch when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined, than at any former period.”

“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 U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it.”

“The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism.”

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