Friday, July 28, 2006

George Washington



George Washington is one of my favorite men in history. I find him fascinating to say the least. Here are a few great quotes from the 1st President of the United States of America. I hope they inspire you.

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

*Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.

*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.

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

*Few people have the virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

*It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.

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

*As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.

*How soon we forget history... Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force. And, like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

*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.

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

*Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

3 comments:

MagicalSis said...

I didn't know how interesting he was, Angela. He said some good stuff.

Weeping Angel said...

i only received your comment on the 30th of july. As of the 29th it was a month that i have been in my dream job. I am finally in photography and i enjoy it so much. It's a camera shop w/1hr photo and thats what i love. My new freinds seemed to have turned into idiots and i see them once in a while, never if possible. I dont need the drama. My blog is was/is for releiving the pain that my life has become. Now i feel i have no pain. Just tired from full time work, i haven't worked full time in about 5 yrs or so. I feel like my life has started. I'm still single tho and honeslty enjoy it. It's less hectic this way!
stay strange, keep in touch...
julie

Xavier said...

Our 1st president is truly worthy of esteem. I think the single most important reason is the man’s humility. After the Revolutionary war was won, Washington was offered to be named king of the United States. He adamantly refused, but agreed to be president. Then after being unanimously voted to two terms as president he positively refused to serve for a third term.

I LOVE politics.