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George Washington Quote: “If there was the same propensity in mankind for investigating the motives, as there is for censuring the conduct, of public characters, it would be found that the censure so freely bestowed is oftentimes unmerited and uncharitable.”
George Washington Quote: “A man’s intentions should be allowed in some respects to plead for his actions.”
George Washington Quote: “I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberty.”
George Washington Quote: “Men of real talents in Arms have commonly approved themselves patrons of the liberal arts and friends to the poets, of their own as well as former times. In some instances by acting reciprocally, heroes have made poets, and poets heroes.”
George Washington Quote: “Being a politician makes your hair turn white.”
George Washington Quote: “Wherein you reprove another be unblameable yourself, for example is more prevalent than precepts.”
George Washington Quote: “Providence has done, and I am persuaded is disposed to do, a great deal for us; but we are not to forget the fable of Jupiter and the countryman.”
George Washington Quote: “A special act of Congress enabled King to take his oath of office in Cuba – the only President or Vice President to be sworn in outside the United States – later in March. King returned home to Alabama in early April and died two days later, the only Vice President to never make it to the national capital during his term of office.”
George Washington Quote: “In the discharge of this trust I will only say that I have, with good intentions, contributed toward the organization and administration of the Government the best exertions of which a very fallible judgment was capable.”
George Washington Quote: “A people contending for life and liberty are seldom disposed to look with a favorable eye upon either men or measures whose passions, interests or consequences will clash with those inestimable objects.”
George Washington Quote: “I wish from my soul that the legislature of this State could see the policy of a gradual Abolition of Slavery.”
George Washington Quote: “The liberty enjoyed by the people of these states of worshiping Almighty God agreebly to their conscience, is not only among the choicest of their blessings, but also of their rights.”
George Washington Quote: “Painful as the task is to describe the dark side of our affairs, it sometimes becomes a matter of indispensable necessity.”
George Washington Quote: “Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”
George Washington Quote: “Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.”
George Washington Quote: “The independence and liberty you possess are the work of joint efforts and common dangers, sufferings, and successes.”
George Washington Quote: “An aching head and trembling limbs, which are the inevitable effects of drinking, disincline the hands from work.”
George Washington Quote: “In disputes, be not so desirous to overcome as to not give liberty to each one to deliver his opinion and submit to the judgment of the major part, especially if they are judges of the dispute.”
George Washington Quote: “May Heaven to this Union continue its beneficence.”
George Washington Quote: “The United States enjoy a scene of prosperity and tranquility under the new government that could hardly have been hoped for.”
George Washington Quote: “The most enviable praise of all is just to be called an honest man.”
George Washington Quote: “Let us impart all the blessings we possess, or ask for ourselves, to the whole family of mankind.”
George Washington Quote: “Even respectable characters speak of a monarchical form of government without horror.”
George Washington Quote: “Went to church and fasted all day.”
George Washington Quote: “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.”
George Washington Quote: “A natural parent has only two things principally to consider, the improvement of his son, and the finances to do it with.”
George Washington Quote: “Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by difference of sentiment in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be deprecated.”
George Washington Quote: “Smaller societies must prepare the way for greater.”
George Washington Quote: “The States separately have very inadequate ideas of the present danger. Party disputes and personal quarrels are the great business of the day, whilst the concerns of the nation are secondary.”
George Washington Quote: “We are not to expect perfection in this world; but mankind, in modern times, have apparently made some progress in the science of government.”
George Washington Quote: “I am again called upon by the voice of my country to execute the functions of its Chief Magistrate.”
George Washington Quote: “Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.”
George Washington Quote: “Though, when a people shall have become incapable of governing themselves and fit for a master, it is of little consequence from what quarter he comes.”
George Washington Quote: “Creationists make it sound like a ‘theory’ is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night. Isaac Asimov, Russian-born American author.”
George Washington Quote: “Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally.”
George Washington Quote: “It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights.”
George Washington Quote: “There is nothing that gives a man consequence, and renders him fit for command, like a support that renders him independent of everybody but the State he serves.”
George Washington Quote: “All see, and most admire, the glare which hovers round the external happiness of elevated office.”
George Washington Quote: “The situation of the general government, if it can be called a government, is shaken to its foundation, and liable to be overturned by every blast.”
George Washington Quote: “A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.”
George Washington Quote: “The Citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for giving to Mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy: a policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship.”
George Washington Quote: “If the cause is advanced, indifferent is it to me where or in what quarter it happens.”
George Washington Quote: “I only wish, while I am a servant of the public, to know the will of my masters, that I may govern my self accordingly.”
George Washington Quote: “In general I esteem it a good maxim, that the best way to preserve the confidence of the people durably is to promote their true interest.”
George Washington Quote: “Harding was the first sitting Senator to be elected President, and the first to ride to and from his Inauguration in an automobile.”
George Washington Quote: “May the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid.”
George Washington Quote: “The foundation of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principle of private morality.”
George Washington Quote: “I rejoice in a belief that intellectual light will spring up in the dark corners of the earth; that freedom of inquiry will produce liberality of conduct; that mankind will reverse the absurd position that the many were made for the few.”
George Washington Quote: “Being no bigot myself, I am disposed to indulge the professors of Christianity in the church that road to heaven which to them shall seem the most direct, plainest, easiest and least liable to exception.”
George Washington Quote: “The men who mine coal and fire furnaces and balance ledgers and turn lathes and pick cotton and heal the sick and plant corn – all serve as proudly, and as profitably, for America as the statesmen who draft treaties and the legislators who enact laws.”
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