Authors - George Washington
George Washington (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States of America, serving from 1789 to 1797, and the dominant military and political leader of the United States from 1775 to 1799. He led the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army from 1775 to 1783, and presided over the writing of the Constitution in 1787. Washington became the first president, by unanimous choice, and oversaw the creation of a strong, well-financed national government that maintained neutrality in the wars raging in Europe, suppressed rebellion, and won acceptance among Americans of all types. His leadership style established many forms and rituals of government that have been used since, such as using a cabinet system and delivering an inaugural address. Washington is universally regarded as the "Father of his country. - Wikipedia
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.
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.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.
It is better to be alone than in bad company.
It is our true policy to steer clear of any permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
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.
My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty. Iit is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.
War - an act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
The United States is in no sense founded upon the Christian doctrine.
I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
The Nation which indulges toward another an habitual hatred or an habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
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.