George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an American politician and soldier who served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and later presided over the 1787 convention that drafted the United States Constitution. He is popularly considered the driving force behind the nation's establishment and came to be known as the "father of the country," both during his lifetime and to this day.
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Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
Be courteous to all but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.