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60 Famous Quotes by George Washington
2/22/1732 - 12/14/1799
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The Father of the United States     The Father of Our Country     Father of His Country
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The new constitution established a president with powers unheard of in the republican United States. Some even wanted him to be king, a thought that GW found ludicrous: What astonishing changes a few years are capable of producing! I am told that even respectable characters speak of a monarchical form of government without horror. From thinking proceeds speaking, thence to acting is often but a single step. But how irrevocable and tremendous! What a triumph for the advocates of despotism to find that we are incapable of governing ourselves, and that systems founded on the basis of equal liberty are merely ideal & fallacious!

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I know [patriotism] exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward.

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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.

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The Nation's first chief executive took his oath of office in April in New York City on the balcony of the Senate Chamber at Federal Hall on Wall Street. General Washington had been unanimously elected President by the first electoral college, and John Ad

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Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

Adversity Quotes, by George Washington

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

Alliance Quotes, by George Washington

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The liberality of sentiment toward each other, which marks every political and religious denomination of men in this country, stands unparalleled in the history of nations.

Religion Quotes, by George Washington

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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.

Defense Quotes, by George Washington

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In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude.

Public speaking Quotes, by George Washington

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

Reputation Quotes, by George Washington

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