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GEORGE WASHINGTON
American 1st president of U.S.
(1732 - 1799)
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Influence is not government.
      - [Government]

Interwoven is the love of liberty with every ligament of the heart.
      - [Liberty]

It is among the evils, and perhaps not the smallest, of democratical governments, that the people must feel before they will see. When this happens they are roused to action. Hence it is that those kinds of government are so slow.
      - [Government]

It is incumbent upon every person of every description to contribute to his country's welfare.
      - [Washington, George]

It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.
      - [Diplomacy]

It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity and the father of mischief.
      - [Gambling]

It is to be lamented that great characters are seldom without a blot.
      - [Greatness]

It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and, at no distant period, a great nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.
      - [States]

It would be repugnant to the vital principles of our government virtually to exclude from public trusts, talents and virtue, unless accompanied by wealth.
      - [Washington, George]

It [gaming] is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.
      - in a letter to Bushrod Washington
        [Gambling]

Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
      - [Law]

Lenity will operate with greater force, in some instances, than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have my whole conduct distinguished by it.
      - [Mercy]

Let us impart all the blessings we possess, or ask for ourselves, to the whole family of mankind.
      - [Washington, George]

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
      - in a speech to the Constitutional Convention
        [Government : Honesty]

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
      - [Morality]

Liberty, property, life, and honor are all at stake. Upon your courage and conduct rest the hopes of our bleeding and insulted country. Our wives, children, and parents expect safety from us only; and they have every reason to believe that heaven will crown with success so just a cause. The enemy will endeavor to intimidate us by show and appearance; but remember they have been repulsed on various occasions by a few brave Americans. Their cause is bad--their men are conscious of it; and, if opposed with firmness and coolness on their first onset, with our advantages of works and knowledge of the ground, the victory is most assuredly ours. Every good soldier will be silent and attentive, wait for orders, and reserve his fire until he is sure of doing execution.
      - second part of his address to the American troops before the Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776; see "The time is now near . . ."
        [Washington, George]

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
      - [Liberty]

"My brave fellows, let no sensation of satisfaction for the triumphs you have gained induce you to insult your fallen enemy. Let no shouting, no clamorous huzzaing increase their mortification. It is sufficient for us that we witness their humiliation. Posterity will huzza for us."
      - at Yorktown [Washington, George]

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. 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.
      - [Religion]

Perfection falls not to the share of mortals.
      - [Perfection]

Precedents are dangerous things; let the rein of government then be braced and held with a steady hand.
      - [Precedent]

Promote as an object of primary importance institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it should be enlightened.
      - [Education]

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.
      - [Self-reliance]

Put none but Americans on guard tonight.
      - attributed to [Patriotism]

Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
      - [Morality]


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