George Washington’s Day

Yesterday was Presidents Day, a non-holiday in my mind.  The best thing about yesterday’s holiday was a chance to spend a weekday with my wife, Wendy.

Today is George Washington’s Birthday.  Washington is often called the “father of our nation.”  He was the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.  After winning the war for independence, Washington returned to his Virginia plantation.  He presided over the Constitutional Convention that drafted the Constitution.  In 1789, he become the first president of the United States, serving 2 terms.

In honor of his birthday, here are some quotes from George Washington:

“A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.”

“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”

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

“The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.”

“Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.”


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