1732-1799, First President of the USA
Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
George Washington – [Government]

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
George Washington – [Mothers]

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
George Washington – [Peace]

Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
George Washington – [Liberty]

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.
George Washington – [Profanity]

The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
George Washington – [Freedom]

The tumultuous populace of large cities are ever to be dreaded. Their indiscriminate violence prostrates for the time all public authority, and its consequences are sometimes extensive and terrible.
George Washington – [Riots]

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
George Washington – [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.
George Washington – [Friends and Friendship]

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
George Washington – [History and Historians]

When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
George Washington – [Army and Navy]

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
George Washington – [Worry]

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