In this post, you will find amazing George Washington quotes and sayings.

Short George Washington Sayings

 

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

 

“99% of failures come from people who make excuses.” —George Washington

 

“It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.” —George Washington

 

“Every post is honorable in which a man can serve his country.” —George Washington

 

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” —George Washington

 

“A bad war is fought with a good mind.” —George Washington

 

“It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go.” —George Washington

 

“To contract new debts is not the way to pay old ones.” —George Washington

 

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” —George Washington

 

“Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.” —George Washington

 

“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” —George Washington

 

“Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.” —George Washington

 

“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.” —George Washington

 

“Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.” —George Washington

 

“Heroes have made poets, and poets heroes.” —George Washington

 

“Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.” —George Washington

 

“The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.” —George Washington

 

“When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.” —George Washington

 

“We must consult our means rather than our wishes.” —George Washington

 

“A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.” —George Washington

George Washington Sayings

 

“No punishment, in my opinion, is to great, for the man who can build his greatness upon his country’s ruin.” —George Washington

 

“Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.” —George Washington

 

“A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.” —George Washington

 

“I was summoned by my country, whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love.” —George Washington

 

“My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.” —George Washington

 

“I shall not be deprived … of a comfort in the worst event, if I retain a consciousness of having acted to the best of my judgment.” —George Washington

 

“It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.” —George Washington

 

“Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.” —George Washington

 

“To be prepared for War is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” —George Washington

 

“Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.” —George Washington

 

“There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy.” —George Washington

 

“A man’s intentions should be allowed in some respects to plead for his actions.” —George Washington

 

“Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.” —George Washington

 

“When one side only of a story is heard and often repeated, the human mind becomes impressed with it insensibly.” —George Washington

 

“You will therefore send me none but Natives, and Men of some property, if you have them.” —George Washington

 

“No taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant.” —George Washington

 

“To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” —George Washington

 

“I hope, some day or another, we shall become a storehouse and granary for the world.” —George Washington

 

“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light.” —George Washington

 

“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.” —George Washington

 

“I shall make it the most agreeable part of my duty to study merit, and reward the brave and deserving.” —George Washington

 

“Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.” —George Washington

 

“Observe good faith and justice towards all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” —George Washington

 

“Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.” —George Washington

 

“Let me … warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party.” —George Washington

 

“To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” —George Washington

 

“Religion is as necessary to reason as reason is to religion. The one cannot exist without the other.” —George Washington

 

“I retain an unalterable affection for you, which neither time or distance can change.” —George Washington

 

“If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; 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

 

“I conceive a knowledge of books is the basis upon which other knowledge is to be built.” —George Washington

 

“I have always considered marriage as the most interesting event of one’s life, the foundation of happiness or misery.” —George Washington

 

“Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.” —George Washington

 

“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” —George Washington

 

“Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.” —George Washington

 

“The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.” —George Washington

 

“To form a new Government, requires infinite care, and unbounded attention; for if the foundation is badly laid the superstructure must be bad.” —George Washington

 

“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.” —George Washington

 

“My brave fellows, you have done all I asked you to do, and more than can be reasonably expected; but your country is at stake, your wives, your houses and all that you hold dear. You have worn yourselves.” —George Washington

 

“Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.” —George Washington

 

“Honesty will be found on every experiment, to be the best and only true policy; let us then as a Nation be just.” —George Washington

 Top Ten George Washington Sayings

 

Here you will find top ten George Washington Sayings selected by our team.

  1. “99% of failures come from people who make excuses.” —George Washington
  2. “It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.” —George Washington
  3. “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” —George Washington
  4. “A bad war is fought with a good mind.” —George Washington
  5. “The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.” —George Washington
  6. “I was summoned by my country, whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love.” —George Washington
  7. “To be prepared for War is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” —George Washington
  8. “Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light.” —George Washington
  9. “I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” —George Washington
  10. “Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.” —George Washington