George Washington"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence."
"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one."
"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company."
"The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government."
"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men."
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness, you have to catch it yourself."
"They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety."
"The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American."
"My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!"
"Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be."