George Washington Quotes

George Washington Quotes: The Man behind the Words
The selection of short George Washington Quotes reflect the personality of the man behind the words. The famous nickname of George Washington was the 'American Cincinnatus' which was a reference to the famous Roman who won a war but choose to become a citizen instead of seeking power. The character and personality of this famous President is described as being ambitious, reserved, moral, brave, serious and, although usually easy to get along most of the time, he did have an explosive temper.

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force!
Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

George Washington Quotes
George Washington was the 1st President of the United States of America who served in office from April 30, 1789 to March 4, 1797. Learn about the man, his leadership and his presidency from his famous quotes. The list of George Washington Quotes provides a unique insight of his personality and his presidency.

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The selection of short George Washington Quotes starts with the following famous quote by the president.

"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like
sheep to the slaughter"

George Washington Quotes
The following quote file format provides a fast overview of short, famous George Washington quotes and sayings of this famous President of the United States. George Washington quotes and quotations that reflect the views, thoughts and character of this famous US President.

George Washington Quotes

Quote 1: "Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder."

Quote 2: "Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company."

Quote 3: "To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace."

Quote 4: "But if we are to be told by a foreign Power ... what we shall do, and what we shall not do, we have Independence yet to seek, and have contended hitherto for very little."

Quote 5: "Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness."

Quote 6: "All see, and most admire, the glare which hovers round the external trappings of elevated office. To me there is nothing in it, beyond the lustre which may be reflected from its connection with a power of promoting human felicity."

Quote 7: "A people... who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages may achieve almost anything."

Quote 8: "Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all."

Quote 9: "The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government."

Quote 10: "Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth."

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