George Washington Quotes

George Washington George Washington QuotesGeorge Washington (1732 – 1799) was the first U.S. President (1789-1797), and political and military leader (1775-1799). He was the first unanimously elected president of the United States.

Washington established a strong national government. Some of the principles and practices he established are still in use in the United States. Inaugural address is just one of such rituals. His second Inaugural address was the shortest in the history of the U.S. Washington was the only U.S. President who didn’t live in the White House.

George Washington Quotes

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

The bosom of America is open to receive not only the opulent and respectable stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions, whom we shall welcome to participate in all of our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment. — George Washington

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

To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace. A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined. — George Washington

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government. — George Washington

The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism…. It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn. — George Washington

I think the Parliament of Great Britain hath no more right to put their hands into my pocket, without my consent, than I have to put my hands into yours for money. — George Washington

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