Quotes by George Washington

George Washington

No morn ever dawned more favorable than ours did; and no day was every more clouded than the present! Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm.

George Washington
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.
George Washington

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

George Washington
War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will. George Washingto
George Washington

The United States of America should have a foundation free from the influence of clergy.

George Washington
Liberty is indeed little less than a name, where the Government is too feeble to withstand the enterprises of faction, to confine each member of society within the limits prescribed by the law, and to maintain all in the secure and tranquil enjoyme
George Washington

Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that thou wilt keep the United States in thy holy protection...

George Washington
What was done with the seed saved from the India Hemp last summer? It ought, all of it, to have been sewn again; that not only a stock of seed sufficient for my own purposes might have been raised, but to have disseminated the seed to others; as it is more valuable than the common Hemp.
George Washington

There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government, and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This, within certain limits, is probably true, and, in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged.

George Washington
It is not the mere study of the Law, but to become eminent in the profession of it, which is to yield honor and profit.