George Washington Quotes


Be courteous to all, but intimate with few and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered ... deeply ... finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

Differences in political opinion are as unavoidable as, to a certain point, they may perhaps be necessary.

'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.

The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish Government, presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established Government.

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.