On this day, February 22 in the year 1732, the first president of the United States was born. His name is George Washington who was elected as president in 1789.
Here are some of his words of wisdom to motivate us.
“It is better to be alone than in bad company.”
“True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.”
“99% of failures come from people who make excuses.”
“Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.”
“Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.”
“Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person’s own mind, than on the externals in the world.”
“Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.”
“Government is not reason and it is not eloquence. It is force! Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”
“Your love of liberty – your respect for the laws – your habits of industry – and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness.”
“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.”
“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”
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