Quotes by George Washington

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.

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

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

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