George Washington Quotes

George Washington Quotes

Introduction,

George Washington was the first President of the United States and a key figure in American history. He was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to a family of wealthy landowners.

Washington served as a military commander during the French and Indian War and later played a key role in the American Revolution, leading the Continental Army to victory over the British. After the war, he became a symbol of the new nation’s independence and was elected as the first President of the United States in 1789.

During his presidency, Washington helped to establish the foundations of the American government, setting important precedents and overseeing the drafting of the US Constitution. He also played a key role in foreign policy, establishing the country’s neutrality in conflicts between European powers.

Washington’s legacy as a leader and statesman continues to be celebrated in the United States, and he is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in American history. He died on December 14, 1799, at his home in Mount Vernon, Virginia, and was mourned by the entire country. Washington’s image appears on the US one-dollar bill and on many other symbols of American identity.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.


Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.


No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.


I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.


A loving heart is the truest wisdom.


There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.


It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.


We need never be ashamed of our tears.


We forge the chains we wear in life.


There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.

George Washington Quotes
George Washington Quotes


No one can be happy in eternal solitude.


I have always thought of Christmas time…as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time.


Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be.


There are many pleasant fictions of the law in constant operation, but there is not one so pleasant or practically humorous as that which supposes every man to be of equal value in its impartial eye, and the benefits of all laws to be equally attainable by all men, without the smallest reference to the furniture of their pockets.


A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.


I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one object at a time.


I have a heart to be stabbed in or shot in, I have no doubt,” said Estella, “and, of course, if it ceased to beat I should cease to be. But you know what I mean. I have no softness there, no sympathy, sentiment – nonsense.


A person who can’t pay gets another person who can’t pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don’t make either of them able to do a walking match.


It is a most miserable thing to feel ashamed of home.


No one can know what a pleasure it is to be a pirate until he has tried it.

George Washington Quotes
George Washington Quotes


An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.


Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.


There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.


My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small


No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.


If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.


The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.


It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.


Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.


Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.

George Washington Quotes
George Washington Quotes


I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.


There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.


Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.


I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.


Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.


I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.


The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.


It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.


This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.


There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.

George Washington Quotes
George Washington Quotes


Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.


Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.


There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.


He would make a lovely corpse.


It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.


An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.


There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.


Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.


Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.


This love that makes the world go round, my baby.

George Washington Quotes
George Washington Quotes


I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don’t trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.


Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.


The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.


Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.


We are so very ‘humble.


Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips.


Little Red Riding Hood was my first love. I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding Hood, I should have known perfect bliss.