George Washington Quotes (194 quotes)
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”
Attributed in "Liberty and Government" by W. M., in The Christian Science Journal, Vol. XX, No. 8 (November 1902) edited by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 465
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
Address to officers of the Army (15 March 1783).
“Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude.”
Letter to Governor Dinwiddie (29 May 1754).
“When one side only of a story is heard and often repeated, the human mind becomes impressed with it insensibly.”
Letter to Edmund Pendleton (22 January 1795).
“Without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive. And with it, everything honorable and glorious.”
To the Marquis de Lafayette(15 November 1781).
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGeorge Washington
Born: February 22, 1732
Died: December 14, 1799 (aged 67)
Bio: George Washington, was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, serving as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and later as the new republic's first President. He also presided over the convention that drafted the Constitution. Washington, D.C.
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