Posts Tagged ‘George Washington’

Quote of the day, Oct. 25

October 25, 2017

George Washington, on freedom of speech (March 15, 1783, at Newburgh, N.Y.)

“There might, Gentlemen, be an impropriety in my taking notice, in this Address to you, of an anonymous production, but the manner in which that performance has been introduced to the army, the effect it was intended to have, together with some other circumstances, will amply justify my observations on the tendency of that Writing. With respect to the advice given by the Author, to suspect the Man, who shall recommend moderate measures and longer forbearance, I spurn it, as every Man, who regards liberty, and reveres that justice for which we contend, undoubtedly must; for if Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of Mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.”

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Quote of the day, July 3

July 3, 2017

George Washington, letter to his niece Harriet Washington (October 30, 1791)

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

Quote of the day, May 21

May 20, 2016

George Washington, on virtue

“Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 30

December 30, 2012

George Washington, on liberty

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

Quote of the day, July 10

July 10, 2012

George Washington, on knowledge

“There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 10

August 11, 2011

George Washington, on liberty

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

Quote of the day, May 30

May 29, 2011

George Washington, on war

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