George Washington was commander in chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution. He was also the first president of the United States and among the most popular president of the country. He was known for not only his dislike of war but also for his love of the land and farming.
Following are top 15 famous quotes from George Washington.
“The consideration that human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected will always continue to prompt me to promote the former by inculcating the practice of the latter.”
“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.”
“A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?”
“Remember that it is the actions, and not the commission, that make the officer, and that there is more expected from him, than the title.”
“My ardent desire is, and my aim has been, to comply strictly with all our engagements, foreign and domestic; but to keep the United States free from political connections with every other country, to see them independent of all and under the influence of none.”
“Be not forward, but friendly and courteous; the first to salute, hear and answer; and be not pensive when it is time to converse.”
“Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.”
“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.”
“A man’s intentions should be allowed in some respects to plead for his actions.”
“Strive not with your superiors in argument, but always submit your judgment to others with modesty.”
“In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude. Every man will speak as he thinks, or, more properly, without thinking, and consequently will judge of effects without attending to their causes.”
“True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.”
“Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth”
“It is with pleasure I receive reproof, when reproof is due, because no person can be readier to accuse me, than I am to acknowledge an error, when I am guilty of one; nor more desirous of atoning for a crime, when I am sensible of having committed it.”
“When we assumed the soldier, we did not lay aside the citizen.”
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