George Washington (February 22, 1732-December 14, 1799) was one of the seven Founding Fathers of the United States of America, and the 1st US President. He led the US to victory in the American Revolutionary War against British forces.
Here are the top 10 George Washington Quotes:
Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice.
Few mens have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.
Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
Thank you George Washington!
Interesting George Washington Facts:
- He created the US Navy in 1794.
- He will the highest ranking US officer.
- He dropped out of school at age 15.
- He was a land surveyor.
- He never lived in the White House.
- He was 6’3″ tall.
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