George Washington Inspirational Quotes To Motivate You
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism. 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. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation. Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession. It is better to be alone than in bad company. Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God. Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light. Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government. Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth. When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen. Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble. Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive. Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty. To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse. The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it. The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon. I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery. My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth. Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe. Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. 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. The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government. If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. 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. Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
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