Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.
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.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
George Washington — quotes and aphorisms
Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.