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Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. ...
by George Washington

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington

Related topics: Cynical

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington PHOTO

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

True friendship is a plant of slow growth.
- George Washington

 

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

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

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Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
- George Washington

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent;
it is force.
Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
- George Washington

The basis of our political system is the right of the
people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
- George Washington

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

Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins
of liberty abused to licentiousness.
- George Washington

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

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

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
- George Washington

The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.
- George Washington

My first wish is to see this plague of mankind,
war, banished from the earth.
- George Washington

I have no other view than to promote the public good,
and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.
- George Washington

When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
- George Washington

Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
- George Washington

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to
maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles,
the character of an honest man.
- George Washington

The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
- George Washington

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

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

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

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
- George Washington

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair;
the rest is in the hands of God.
- George Washington

Lenience will operate with greater force,
in some instances than rigor.
It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.
- George Washington

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

Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
- George Washington

War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy,
to accomplish our will.
- George Washington

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire,
called conscience.
- George Washington

The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere
restrains evil interference -
they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.
- George Washington

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

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
- George Washington

Nothing can be more hurtful to the service,
than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline,
more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.
- George Washington

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

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

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes
more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for
the abolition of slavery.
- George Washington

I walk on untrodden ground.
There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may
not hereafter be drawn into precedent.
- George Washington

The marvel of all history is the patience with which
men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid
upon them by their governments.
- George Washington

Some day, following the example of the United States of America,
there will be a United States of Europe.
- George Washington

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions,
not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
- George Washington

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance;
they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.
- George Washington

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive
a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
- George Washington

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

Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
- George Washington

Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent
an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge
them after they have got possession.
- George Washington

Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind:
for your pocket-book not only suffers by it,
but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.
- George Washington

Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone,
and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
- George Washington

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

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

If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it;
if we desire to secure peace,
one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity,
it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
- George Washington

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality
can be maintained without religion.
Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that
national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
- George Washington

My observation is that whenever one person is found
adequate to the discharge of a duty...
it is worse executed by two persons,
and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.
- George Washington

It may be laid down as a primary position,
and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who
enjoys the protection of a Free Government,
owes not only a proportion of his property,
but even of his personal services to the defense of it.
- George Washington

There can be no greater error than to expect,
or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation.
It is an illusion which experience must cure,
which a just pride ought to discard.
- George Washington

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

Few are those who see with their own eyes
and feel with their own hearts.
- Albert Einstein

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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