47 Interesting Facts About George Washington That You Should Know

Last updated on May 10th, 2021

George Washington Quotes

1. “I have always considered marriage as the most interesting event of one’s life, the foundation of happiness or misery.”

George Washington's quote

2. “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”

3. “Individuals entering into society, must give up a share of liberty to preserve the rest.”

“Individuals entering into society, must give up a share of liberty to preserve the rest.”

4. “It is better to be alone than in bad company.”

“It is better to be alone than in bad company.”

5. “I’ll die on my feet before I’ll live on my knees!”

“I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees!”

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

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

7. “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.”

8. “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 appellation. ”

9. “Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.”

“Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.”

10. “LIBERTY, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”

“LIBERTY, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”

11. “Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.”

“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.”

12. “99% of failures come from people who make excuses.”

“99% of failures come from people who make excuses.”

13. “I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy.”

14. “Be not glad at the misfortune of another, though he may be your enemy.”

“Be not glad at the misfortune of another, though he may be your enemy.”

15. “Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.”

“Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.”

16. “Strive not with your superiors in argument, but always submit your judgment to others with modesty.”

“Strive not with your superiors in argument, but always submit your judgment to others with modesty.”

17. “My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.”

18. “Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad company.”

“Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad company.”

19. “There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy”

20. “No punishment, in my opinion, is too great, for the man who can build his greatness upon his country’s ruin”

21. “A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.”

“A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.”

22. “Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.

“Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.

23. “Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”

24. “The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.”

25. “Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone.”

“Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone.”

26. “Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.”

“Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.”

27. “We must consult our means rather than our wishes.”

28. “Real men despise battle, but will never run from it.”

“Real men despise battle, but will never run from it.”

29. “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all”

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

30. “To persevere in one’s duty, and be silent is the best answer to calumny”

“To persevere in one's duty, and be silent is the best answer to calumny”

31. “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.”

“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.”