26 Powerful Quotes and Thoughts By George Washington

  1. Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
  2. Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
  3. Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
  4. Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.
  5. Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
  6. Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
  7. If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
  8. It is better to be alone than in bad company.
  9. It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
  10. It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
  11. It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
  12. Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
  13. Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
  14. Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
  15. Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
  16. Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
  17. My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
  18. Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
  19. Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.
  20. The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.
  21. The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
  22. The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
  23. To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
  24. Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
  25. When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
  26. Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.