quotes tagged with 'georgewashington'

We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our won Country's Honor, all call upon us for vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions.

Author: George Washington, Source: General Orders, 1776Saved by ImaWriterIII in american manhood victory georgewashington 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

[W]e ought to deprecate the hazard attending ardent and susceptible minds, from being too strongly, and too early prepossessed in favor of other political systems, before they are capable of appreciating their own.

Author: George Washington, Source: letter to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, 1795Saved by ImaWriterIII in government georgewashington 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.

Author: George Washington, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in politics influence american posterity country georgewashington futuregenerations 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

[T]he hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are Freemen, fighting for the blessings of Liberty -- that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men.

Author: George Washington, Source: General Orders, 1776Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty slavery tyranny integrity manhood honor military georgewashington 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I rejoice in a belief that intellectual light will spring up in the dark corners of the earth; that freedom of enquiry will produce liberality of conduct; that mankind will reverse the absurd position that the many were, made for the few; and that they will not continue slaves in one part of the globe, when they can become freemen in another.

Author: George Washington, Source: draft of First Inaugural Address, 1789Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom slavery tyranny revolution georgewashington 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Promote then as an object of primary importance, Institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.

Author: George Washington, Source: Farewell Address, 1796Saved by ImaWriterIII in government education georgewashington 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

[A] good moral character is the first essential in a man.... It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous.

Author: George Washington, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in integrity character georgewashington 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I want an American character, that the powers of Europe may be convinced we act for ourselves and not for others; this, in my judgment, is the only way to be respected abroad and happy at home.

Author: George Washington, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in america character foreignpolicy georgewashington europe 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I had nothing to boast, but a steady honesty this I made the invariable rule of my actions; and I find my reward in it.

Author: George Washington, Source: Book Title: George Washington: the Forge of Experience, 1732-1775. Contributors: James Thomas Flexner - author. Publisher: Little, Brown. Place of Publication: Boston. Publication Year: 1965. Page Number: 349. Saved by gospelcougar in honesty georgewashington 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

Author: George Washington, Source: Farewell Address, September 19, 1796Saved by ImaWriterIII in patriotism patriot georgewashington 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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