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The Top 10 George Washington Quotations

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George Washington (1732–1799) was an American military leader, statesman, and the first President of the United States. He played a pivotal role in the American Revolutionary War, leading the Continental Army to victory against British forces. Washington's leadership during the war and his commitment to the principles of liberty and democracy earned him the title of "Father of His Country." His presidency set important precedents for the young nation's government and established a framework for future leaders. Washington's legacy as a founding figure and his contributions to the formation of the United States continue to be revered.

George Washington's leadership during the American Revolution and his commitment to democratic principles laid the foundation for the United States. His quotes reveal his wisdom, dedication to service, and his vision for a nation that values freedom, justice, and the well-being of its citizens.

top 10 quotations by George Washington

"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected." George Washington

"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one." George Washington

"The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph." George Washington

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." George Washington

"Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all." George Washington

"Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all." George Washington

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." George Washington

"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

"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth." George Washington

"The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people." George Washington

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