George Washington

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.

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Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

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Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.

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Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

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When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.

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Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.

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The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.

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Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.

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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.

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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.

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It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

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George Washington — quotes and aphorisms

Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.

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Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

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Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

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

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To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.

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It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.

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Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.

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