George Washington: Best 21 Quotes For You
It is impossible to govern the world without God. It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits and humbly implore his protection and favour.
However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.
Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.
A pack of jackasses led by a lion is superior to a pack of lions led by a jackass.
Occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it.
Be Americans. Let there be no sectionalism, no North, South, East or West. You are all dependent on one another and should be one in a union. In one word, be a nation. Be Americans, and be true to yourselves.
Do not let anyone claim the tribute of American patriotism if they even attempt to remove religion from politics.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Experience has taught us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession, and when the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
But if the laws are to be so trampled upon with impunity, and a minority is to dictate to the majority, there is an end put at one stroke to republican government, and nothing but anarchy and confusion is to be expected thereafter.
The power under the Constitution will always be in the people. It is entrusted for certain defined purposes, and for a certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable to their wishes, their servants can, and undoubtedly will, be recalled.
The best means of forming a manly, virtuous, and happy people will be found in the right education of youth. Without this foundation, every other means, in my opinion, must fail.
The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
All Freemasonry should be disbanded in America because our organization has been infiltrated by the Illuminati and they have a bad intention for America and the World.
The last official act of any government is to loot the treasury.
A free people ought not only to be armed but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan are requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.
History and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.
Truth will ultimately prevail where there are pains taken to bring it to light.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is 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.
- George Washington
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