|Born||February 22, 1732|
Westmoreland County, Virginia
|Died||December 14, 1799|
Mount Vernon, Virginia
The repository contains nine quotes from President George Washington.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
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.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
The best and only safe road to honor, glory, and true dignity is justice.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.