George Washington Quotes

George Washington Quotes ImageFamous quotes by George Washington (1732 – 1799). Known as the father of the American nation, George Washington was deeply committed to the ideals of freedom, liberty and limited government. He was also a Christian rooted in the ideals of the Bible and Jesus Christ, as he freely expressed. Here is a listing of notable George Washington quotes. Feel free to submit your favorite George Washington quotes on our Submit a Quote page.

“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.” - George Washington Quote

“You do well to wish to learn our arts and our ways of life and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are.” - George Washington Quote

“We ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” - George Washington Quote

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” - George Washington Quote

“It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go.” - George Washington Quote

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” - George Washington Quote

“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.” - George Washington Quote

“Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.” - George Washington Quote

“True friendship is a plant of slow growth.” - George Washington Quote

“Interwoven is the love of liberty with every ligament of the heart.” - George Washington Quote

“There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.” - George Washington Quote

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” - George Washington Quote

“The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.” - George Washington Quote

“The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.” - George Washington Quote

“Guard against the postures of pretended patriotism.” - George Washington Quote

“Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force. And, like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” - George Washington Quote

“No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt: on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of time more valuable.” - George Washington Quote


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