George Washington ( Wikipedia) was the first President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the current United States Constitution and during his lifetime was called the “father of his country”.
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Widely admired for his strong leadership qualities, Washington was unanimously elected President in the first two national elections. He oversaw the creation of a strong, well-financed national government that maintained neutrality in the French Revolutionary Wars, suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion, and won acceptance among Americans of all types. Here are 20 liberal quotes by George Washington on politics, peace, freedom and more.
It is far better to be alone than to be in bad company.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
In the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Observe good faith and justice towards all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
Liberty when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
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.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
War – An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
It is impossible to reason without arriving at a Supreme Being.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
Religion is as necessary to reason as reason is to religion. The one cannot exist without the other.
My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.