George Washington (1732 – 1799) was an American statesman and soldier who served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
891. To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.
892. The best and only safe road to honor, glory, and true dignity is justice.
893. To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
894. Observe good faith and justice towards all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
895. Liberty when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
896. We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from the past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
897. My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
898. Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
404. If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
405. It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
406. Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
407. The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
408. Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
409. Every post is honorable in which a man can serve his country.
410. The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.
411. Strive not with your superiors in argument, but always submit your judgment to others with modesty.
412. A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.
234. It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
235. Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
236. Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.
237. The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
238. Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
239. Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
240. War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
241. Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.