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George Washington Quotes

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Republicanism is not the phantom of a deluded imagination. On the contrary, under no form of government are laws better supported, liberty and property better secured, or happiness more effectually dispensed to mankind.

    Topics: Government, Happiness, Liberty

There is a natural and necessary progression, from the extreme of anarchy to the extreme of tyranny; and arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.

    Topics: Government

The consideration that human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected, will always continue to prompt me to promote the former by inculcating the practice of the latter.

    Topics: Happiness, Morality

Heaven itself has ordained the right.

    Topics: Heaven

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.

    Topics: History

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

    Topics: History

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

    Topics: Honesty

There is no restraining men's tongues or pens when charged with a little vanity.

    Topics: Justice, The Tongue, Men

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

    Topics: Life, Growth, Liberty

Interwoven is the love of liberty with every ligament of the heart.

    Topics: Life, The Heart, Liberty

Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.

    Topics: Morality

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

    Topics: Morality, Religion

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