55 Inspiring George Washington Quotes

George Washington was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and served as the nation’s first President. From 1775 to 1783. Below we are sharing 55 Inspiring George Washington Quotes. We believe these George Washington Quotes will inspire and motivate you to never stop.

55 Inspiring George Washington Quotes

1. “99% of failures come from people who make excuses.” George Washington

2. “The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.” George Washington

3. “Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.” George Washington

4. “Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.” George Washington

5. “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.” George Washington

6. “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.” George Washington

7. “Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation.” George Washington

8. “Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for this better to be alone than in bad company.” George Washington

9. “The value of liberty was thus enhanced in our estimation by the difficulty of its attainment, and the worth of characters appreciated by the trial of adversity.” George Washington

10. “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” George Washington

Inspiring George Washington Quotes

11. “Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.” George Washington

12. “Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.” George Washington

13. “Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.” George Washington

14. “Be not glad at the misfortune of another, though he may be your enemy.” George Washington

15. “Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.” George Washington

16. “Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” George Washington

17. “True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.”

18. “Someday, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.” George Washington

19. “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.” George Washington

20. “I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman’s cares.” George Washington

 

Inspiring George Washington Quotes

21. “Overgrown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.” George Washington

22. “Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.” George Washington

23. “Truth will ultimately prevail where there are pains to bring it to light.” George Washington

24. “I have always considered marriage as the most interesting event of one’s life, the foundation of happiness or misery.” George Washington

25. “Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.” George Washington

26. “We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.” George Washington

27. “Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.” George Washington

28. “My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.” George Washington

29. “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” George Washington

30. “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” George Washington

31. “Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.” George Washington

32. “Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.” George Washington

33. “To contract new debts is not the way to pay old ones.” George Washington

34. “The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.” George Washington

35. “Let your Discourse with Men of Business be short and comprehensive.” George Washington

36. “I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” George Washington

37. “The foundation of a great Empire is laid, and I please myself with a persuasion, that Providence will not leave its work imperfect.” George Washington

38. “I’ll die on my feet before I’ll live on my knees!.” George Washington

39. “My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.” George Washington

40. “Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for, I have grown not only gray but almost blind in the service of my country.” George Washington

41. “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” George Washington

42. “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” George Washington

43. “We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.” George Washington

45. “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” George Washington

46. “The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.” George Washington

47. “Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life.” George Washington

48. “I’ll die on my feet before I’ll live on my knees!” George Washington

49. “Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.” George Washington

50. “To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” George Washington

51. “Real men despise battle, but will never run from it.” George Washington

52. “Let us, therefore, animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world that a Freeman, contending for liberty on his own ground, is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.” George Washington

53. “It is far better to be alone than to be in bad company.” George Washington

54. “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.” George Washington

55. “The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.“George Washington

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