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Born in 1732, George Washington pursued two main interests in his early life, western expansion and the military arts. His first skirmishes as a lieutenant took place in the French and Indian War where two horses were shot right out from under him. He was elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, an ill trained, ragtag force of volunteers and conscripts. After six bitter years of…

Date of Birth: February 22, 1732
Date of Death: December 14, 1799


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"To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace." George Washington
First Annual Address (8 January 1790). Spoken by Washington to both Houses of Congress, in a line that becomes surprisingly more poignant as the United States ages. Add Category or Author

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"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder." George Washington
Written in a letter to Letter to Major-General Robert Howe (17 August 1779). Add Category or Author

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"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company." George Washington
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"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
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Life    Life Experiences    Mothers   

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"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. 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
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"Shift that fat ass, Harry. But slowly, or you'll swamp the damned boat." George Washington
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"Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." George Washington
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"An army of asses led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by an ass" George Washington
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Army   

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"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one." George Washington
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"In the appointments to the great offices of the government, my aim has been to combine geographical situation, and sometimes other considerations, with abilities and fitness of known characters" George Washington
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"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence." George Washington
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"Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government" George Washington
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"It's a complicated issue requiring careful analysis." George Washington
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Analysis   

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"I am sure that never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a Divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States; and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our Revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them." George Washington
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Christian    God   

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"While we are contending for our own liberty, we should be very cautious not to violate the rights of conscience in others, ever considering that God alone is the judge of the hearts of men, and to Him only in this case they are answerable" George Washington
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"When I contemplate the interposition of Providence, as it was visibly manifested, in guiding us through the Revolution, in preparing us for the reception of a general government, and in conciliating the good will of the People of America towards one" George Washington
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Revolution   

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"Let your countenance be pleasant, but in serious matters, let it be somewhat grave." George Washington
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"Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals" George Washington
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"There is an option still left to the United States of America, that it is in their choice and depends upon their conduct, whether they will be respectable and prosperous or contemptible and miserable as a Nation" George Washington
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"The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure." George Washington
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"Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe" George Washington
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Denise Gangnes - February 17, 2012 , Presidential Pop Quiz: Quotes by Famous Men from American History




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