Friday, February 20, 2009

Rex Barker here with

This week we focus on George Washington, whose birthday is February 22nd...

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

Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!- George Washington

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

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

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.- George Washington

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

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

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.- George Washington

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

How soon we forget history.- 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

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


अविनाश said...

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.-
good one

Wanda said...

Excellent quotes ~~ Hope your week end is lovely. I'm meeting Sunday morning to have breafast with all my daughters....Looking forward to that special time.

Femin Susan said...

very informative.. i loved this one...

Renie Burghardt said...

Great quotes from a great man, and the last one is the best one!

Happy weekend!

Good night, Patty.


Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ A lot of wisdom in those quotes.
Thank you for your comments and also the Valentine's card - you are so thoughtful my friend. Also thanks for the tips on copy and paste for my blog. I used to do that, but sometime part of the article would get lost (or all of it) so now I find it easier to type my posts directly , onto blogger dashboard. I heartily agree about Martha and Dave. He would have set on that golf club sooner if he lived here. I have decided never to shop and cook on same day again and have been very upset about the fires and got behind , continually trying to catch up. Take good care of yourself dear
Patty. Love, Merle.