Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Quotables - The George Washington Edition

George Washington – “A free people ought to be armed, but disciplined.” 71

George Washington – “Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.” 114

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George Washington – “Do not conceive that fine clothes make fine men, any more than fine feathers make fine birds.” 115

George Washington – “Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.” 74

George Washington – “Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.” 120

George Washington – “Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” 75

George Washington – “Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.” 73

George Washington – “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” 125

George Washington – “In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude.” 106

George Washington – “It is impossible to govern rightly without God and the Bible.” 83

George Washington – “Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.” 111

George Washington – “Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.” 119

George Washington – “Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.” 139

George Washington - “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” 87

George Washington – “Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.” 91

George Washington – “Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” 110

George Washington – “The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.” 88

George Washington – “The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.” 139

George Washington – “The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.” 79

George Washington – “There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation.” 119

George Washington – “To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” 100

George Washington – “Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.” 94

George Washington – “When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the citizen.” 84
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