Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
President George Washington
George Washington
President George Washington.
BornFebruary 22, 1732
Westmoreland County, Virginia
DiedDecember 14, 1799
Mount Vernon, Virginia
First President of the United States 1789-1797. President of the Constitutional Convention. General of the Continental Army during the American Revolution 1775-1783. Almost captured near what is now Pittsburgh in the French and Indian War, 1758.

The repository contains nine quotes from President George Washington.


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

Success and Failure

When a man does all he can, though it succeeds not well, blame not him that did it.


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


To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.


True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.


Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for‘tis better to be alone than in bad company.

ConflictCourage and Fear

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.


The best and only safe road to honor, glory, and true dignity is justice.

Politics and Government

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.