George Washington

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George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the first president of the United States served from 1789 to 1797. Washington has been called as the “Father of His Country” for his key role in formation of new nation.

Washington was a military general and got his initial military training and command with the Virginia Regiment. He is well known for leading the continental army in victory over the British in the American Revolution.

He played a remarkable role in adoption of the constitution. Later he was elected as the president by the Electoral College in the first two elections. During his presidency he established many roles and traditions of the President that still stand today.

On December 14, 1799, Washington died with a throat infection in Mount Vernon, Virginia. The District of Columbia renamed as Washington, D.C. after the name of George Washington, and later after his death became capital of the United States.

George Washington Quotes

If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it...
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.
War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
War – An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.
The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led...
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves...
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.
Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person’s own mind
Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person’s own mind, than on the externals in the world.
A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool
A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder
Some day, there will be a United States of Europe.
Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.
It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone...
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness
There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble
Discipline is the soul of an army
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses
99% of failures come from people who make excuses
Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected
Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected
True friendship is a plant of slow growth
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 offer no excuse than a bad one
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one
it is better to be alone than in bad company
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.