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    First president of US

    Quotes by George Washington

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
    • Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
    • It's wonderful what we can do if we're always doing.
    • Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
    • Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!
    • It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
      letter to his niece Harriet Washington, October 30, 1791
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