Are you looking for Washington’s Birthday Quotes? Washington’s Birthday, also known as Presidents’ Day, is a federal holiday in the United States honoring George Washington, the country’s first president. Celebrated on the third Monday of February, it often includes recognition of all U.S. presidents.
Explore our best collection of Washington’s Birthday quotes that pay tribute to the leadership, vision, and legacy of George Washington and other presidents. Share these quotations with your friends and social media.
If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
The Constitution Is The Guide That I Never Will Abandon.
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
Freedom without learning is always at risk, and learning without freedom is always futile. Happy President’s Day 2024!
It’s funny how great men like Washington and Lincoln are always born on holidays. ~Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Washington’s Birthday Quotes
To the most loved president, we extend our warm wishes on his birthday for he was a great leader. Happy Birthday George Washington.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
On the occasion of George Washington’s birthday, let us all express our gratitude to him for all that he did to save our liberty.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
Liberty, When It Begins To Take Root, Is A Plant Of Rapid Growth.
My mother was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.
I feel sorry for the man who wants a coat so shabby that the man or lady who produces the fabric or shapes it into an article of clothing will starve in the process. Happy President’s Day 2024!
Because we have George Washington in the history of the United States of America, we will always be proud of him. Happy Birthday to George Washington.
It is far better to be alone than to be in bad company
It Is Well. I Die-Hard But Am Not Afraid To Go
True friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
We the general population instruct the administration, but it doesn’t let us know. – Ronald Reagan
But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with.
Let us celebrate the birthday of George Washington by thanking him for being such an inspiring president of our nation.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
Experience Teaches Us That It Is Much Easier To Prevent An Enemy From Posting Themselves Than It Is To Dislodge Them After They Have Got Possession.
We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and to profit from dearly bought experiences.
If the right to speak freely is removed, at that point idiotic and silent we might be driven, similar to sheep to the slaughter. Happy Presidents Day 2024!
Let him who looks for a monument of Washington, look around the United States. The whole country is a monument to him. Your freedom, your independence, your national power, your prosperity, and your prodigious growth, are a monument to Washington. ~Lajos Kossuth (1802–1894) [altered —tg]
A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty is more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?
George Washington will be remembered forever because he has been the leader our country needed and we cannot thank him enough.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means paying a special mind to yourself by paying a special mind to your nation. Happy Presidents Day to the nation. Happy President’s Day 2024!
I… speak with sincere Approbation & great Applause of your Conduct, and join in giving you the Character of one of the greatest Captains of the Age. ~Benjamin Franklin
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 appellation.
Warm wishes on the occasion of George Washington’s birthday. Because he was there in our past, we are happy Americans in our present.
I would rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.
It Is Infinitely Better To Have A Few Good Men Than Many Indifferent Ones.
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.
America was not based on dread. America was based on mental fortitude, on creative mind, and an unparalleled assurance to carry out the current responsibility. Happy President’s Day 2024!
Washington is the mightiest name of earth — long since mightiest in the cause of civil liberty; still mightiest in moral reformation. On that name, an eulogy is expected. It cannot be. To add brightness to the sun, or glory to the name of Washington is alike impossible. Let none attempt it. In solemn awe pronounce the name, and in its naked deathless splendor, leave it shining on. ~Abraham Lincoln, 1842
A free people ought not only to be armed but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.
I Walk On Untrodden Ground. There Is Scarcely Any Part Of My Conduct Which May Not Hereafter Be Drawn Into Precedent.
On the off chance that you need all-out security, go to prison. There you’re nourished, dressed, given therapeutic consideration, etc. The main thing lacking… is opportunity. Happy Presidents Day 2024!
Not in vain has Lincoln lived, for he has helped to make this republic an example of justice, with no caste but the caste of humanity. ~George Bancroft, 1866
In politics as in philosophy, my tenets are few and simple. The leading one of which, and indeed that which embraces most others, is, to be honest, and just ourselves and to exact it from others, meddling as little as possible in their affairs where our own are not involved. If this maxim was generally adopted, wars would cease and our swords would soon be converted into reap hooks and our harvests be more peaceful, abundant, and happy.
Let us celebrate the birthday of George Washington to remember all the good he did for his nation and to be thankful to him.
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
Truth Will Ultimately Prevail Where There Are Pains To Bring It To Light.
To all the nation’s greatest presidents, who brought laurels to our country. A salute to you. Happy President’s Day
His grave a nation’s heart shall be; His monument, a people free!~Caroline A. Mason (1823–1890), “President Lincoln’s Grave
Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
With a leader like George Washington, a nation will always be in the right hands. Let us thank him for everything and wish him Happy Birthday George Washington.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
My First Wish Is To See This Plague Of Mankind, War, Banished From The Earth.
Honoring the leaders of our country. Happy President’s Day.
Lincoln was not a type. He stands alone — no ancestors, no fellows, and no successors. ~Robert G. Ingersoll (1833–1899), “Abraham Lincoln
However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterward the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.
Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
Let’s join together in Prayer for our nation’s greatest leaders today. Happy President’s Day 2024.
A sage in wisdom, worthy of the best of the ancients; a man such as Diogenes would have been delighted to find; a statesman of the school of sound common sense, and a philanthropist of the most practical type; a patriot without a superior — his monument is a country preserved. His name will always be enrolled among the heroes and saviors of mankind. ~C. S. Harrington
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Life is always uncertain, and common prudence dictates to every man the necessity of settling his temporal concerns, while it is in his power, while the mind is calm and undisturbed.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House — with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined here alone. ~John F. Kennedy
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
The presidency itself is not a partisan institution. It’s the one office in this nation that represents everyone and it demands a duty of care for all Americans. ~Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.
George Washington was a gentleman, A soldier, and a scholar; He crossed the Delaware with a boat, The Potomac, with a dollar.
The British faced him full of joy, And departed full of sorrow; George Washington was a gentleman. His birthday is tomorrow Nash (1902–1971)
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
You know, America celebrating for Washington — a man who was so truthful — seems kinder sacrilegious. A lot of lying Americans get together and celebrate. Americans celebrating a truthful man’s birthday always reminds me of a snake charmer celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. ~Will Rogers (1879–1935)
A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.
Did you read what this writer dug up in George Washington’s diary? I was so ashamed I sat up all night reading it. This should be a lesson to Presidents to either behave themselves or not to keep a diary. ~Will Rogers (1879–1935)
[W]ell I know that no man will ever bring out of that office the reputation which carries him into it. ~Thomas Jefferson, letter, 1796
Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person’s mind than on the externals in the world.
George Washington is the only president who didn’t blame the previous administration for his troubles. ~Joke from the 1960s
The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.
The man with the best job in the country is the vice President. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, “How’s the President?” ~Will Rogers (1879–1935)
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven’t had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln. ~Will Rogers (1879–1935)
The turning points of life are not great moments. The real crises are often concealed in occurrences so trivial in appearance that they pass unobserved. — George Washington
Did you know that the Washington Monument was named after Abraham Lincoln? Yup, Lincoln was named in 1809, the Washington Monument wasn’t named until 1885. ~Robert Brault
As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
February gave birth to both the tallest and shortest U.S. Presidents. Lincoln stood 6 feet four, making him the tallest, while William Henry Harrison served only one month, making him the shortest. ~Robert Brault
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are always ready for War.
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