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  It is better to be alone than in bad company.  
 -  George Washington
  

  It is wonderful what we can do if we're always doing.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Make the most of the hemp, seed and sow it everywhere.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Be courteous to all, but intimate with a few. And let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.  
 -  George Washington
  

  A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.  
 -  George Washington
  

  My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.  
 -  George Washington
  

  An army of asses led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by an ass  
 -  George Washington
  

  It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.  
 -  George Washington
  

  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
  

  Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.  
 -  George Washington
  

  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.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.  
 -  George Washington
  

  It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.  
 -  George Washington
  

  There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.  
 -  George Washington
  

  The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.  
 -  George Washington
  

  The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government.  
 -  George Washington
  

  It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government.  
 -  George Washington
  

  To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Good company will always be found much less expensive than bad.  
 -  George Washington
  

  There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation.  
 -  George Washington
  

  A people... who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages may achieve almost anything.  
 -  George Washington
  

  To err is natural; to rectify error is glory.  
 -  George Washington
  

  There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.  
 -  George Washington
  

  In politics as in religion, 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.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude.  
 -  George Washington
  

  99 percent of failures come from people who make excuses.  
 -  George Washington
  

  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.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Much was to be done by prudence, much by conciliation, much by firmness.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.  
 -  George Washington
  

  To stand well in the estimation of one's country is a happiness that no rational creature can be insensible of.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Government is not reason, it is not eloquence – it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice.  
 -  George Washington
  

  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.  
 -  George Washington
  

  The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.  
 -  George Washington
  

  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.  
 -  George Washington
  

  How soon we forget history... government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force. And, like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.  
 -  George Washington
  

  The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.  
 -  George Washington
  

  We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind; for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.  
 -  George Washington
  

  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.  
 -  George Washington
  

  The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.  
 -  George Washington
  

  I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.  
 -  George Washington
  

  It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.  
 -  George Washington
  

  To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.  
 -  George Washington
  

  In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.  
 -  George Washington
  

  It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.  
 -  George Washington
  

  The turning points of lives are not the great moments. The real crises are often concealed in occurrences so trivial in appearance that they pass unobserved.  
 -  George Washington
  

  I shall make it the most agreeable part of my duty to study merit, and reward the brave and deserving.  
 -  George Washington
  

  To persevere in one's duty, and be silent is the best answer to calumny.  
 -  George Washington
  

  The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all.  
 -  George Washington
  

  If we are wise, let us prepare for the worst.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Let your discourse with men of business be short and comprehensive.  
 -  George Washington
  

  We must consult our means rather than our wishes.  
 -  George Washington
  

  It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones.  
 -  George Washington
  

  No people can be bound to acknowledge the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.  
 -  George Washington
  

  It was not my intention to doubt that, the doctrines of the Illuminati... had not spread in the United States... no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Let the reins of government then be braced and held with a steady hand, and every violation of the constitution be reprehended. If defective, let it be amended, but not suffered to be trampled upon whilst it has an existence.  
 -  George Washington
  

  A hundred thousand men, coming one after another, cannot move a ton weight; but the united strength of 50 would transport it with ease.  
 -  George Washington
  

  I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.  
 -  George Washington
  

  I have the consolation to believe, that, while choice and prudence invite me to quit the political scene, patriotism does not forbid it.  
 -  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; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are very far from being the surest marks of it.  
 -  George Washington
  

  I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to the light.  
 -  George Washington
  

  The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.  
 -  George Washington
  

  If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to slaughter.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.  
 -  George Washington
  

  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.  
 -  George Washington
  

  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 more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?  
 -  George Washington
  

  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 at all times ready for war.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do - then do it with all your strength.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Rise early, that by habit it may become familiar, agreeable, healthy, and profitable. It may, for a while, be irksome to do this, but that will wear off; and the practice will produce a rich harvest forever thereafter; whether in public or private walks of life.  
 -  George Washington
  

  The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.  
 -  George Washington
  

  I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person's own mind, than on the externals in the world.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.  
 -  George Washington
  

  For the sake of humanity, it is devoutly to be wished that the manly employment of agriculture, and the humanizing benefit of commerce, would supersede the waste of war and the rage of conquest; that the swords might be turned into ploughshares, the spears into pruning-hooks, and, as the Scriptures express it, 'the nations learn war no more.'  
 -  George Washington
  

  Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all.  
 -  George Washington
  

  I conceive a knowledge of books is the basis upon which other knowledge is to be built.  
 -  George Washington
  

  A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.  
 -  George Washington
  

  It is the peculiar boast of our country, that her happiness is alone dependent on the collective wisdom and virtue of her citizens, and rests not on the exertions of any individual  
 -  George Washington
  

  The government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.  
 -  George Washington
  

  The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of early wars were treated and appreciated by our nation.  
 -  George Washington
  

  The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism.... It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Where there is no vision, there is no hope.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong, because sometime in your life you will have been all of these.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  When our thoughts, which bring actions, are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white, we are in a living hell. That is as real as hell will ever be.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving something behind.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  We have become ninety-nine percent money mad. The method of living at home modestly and within our income, laying a little by systematically for the proverbial rainy day which is due to come, can almost be listed among the lost arts.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  99 percent of failures come from people who make excuses.  
 -  George Washington
  

  True friendship is a plant of slow growth.  
 -  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; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are very far from being the surest marks of it.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person's own mind, than on the externals in the world.  
 -  George Washington
  

  It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do - then do it with all your strength.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.  
 -  George Washington
  

  A people... who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages may achieve almost anything.  
 -  George Washington
  

  The turning points of lives are not the great moments. The real crises are often concealed in occurrences so trivial in appearance that they pass unobserved.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.  
 -  George Washington
  

  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.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Be courteous to all, but intimate with a few. And let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.  
 -  George Washington
  

  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.  
 -  George Washington
  

  99 percent of failures come from people who make excuses.  
 -  George Washington
  

  It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do - then do it with all your strength.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.  
 -  George Washington
  

  To persevere in one's duty, and be silent is the best answer to calumny.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Rise early, that by habit it may become familiar, agreeable, healthy, and profitable. It may, for a while, be irksome to do this, but that will wear off; and the practice will produce a rich harvest forever thereafter; whether in public or private walks of life.  
 -  George Washington
  

  We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.  
 -  George Washington
  

  I shall make it the most agreeable part of my duty to study merit, and reward the brave and deserving.  
 -  George Washington
  

  I shall make it the most agreeable part of my duty to study merit, and reward the brave and deserving.  
 -  George Washington
  

  How soon we forget history... government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force. And, like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.  
 -  George Washington
  

  It is better to be alone than in bad company.  
 -  George Washington
  

  If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to slaughter.  
 -  George Washington
  

  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 more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?  
 -  George Washington
  

  Where there is no vision, there is no hope.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  We have become ninety-nine percent money mad. The method of living at home modestly and within our income, laying a little by systematically for the proverbial rainy day which is due to come, can almost be listed among the lost arts.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  99 percent of failures come from people who make excuses.  
 -  George Washington
  

  True friendship is a plant of slow growth.  
 -  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; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are very far from being the surest marks of it.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person's own mind, than on the externals in the world.  
 -  George Washington
  

  It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do - then do it with all your strength.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.  
 -  George Washington
  

  A people... who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages may achieve almost anything.  
 -  George Washington
  

  The turning points of lives are not the great moments. The real crises are often concealed in occurrences so trivial in appearance that they pass unobserved.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.  
 -  George Washington
  

  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.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Be courteous to all, but intimate with a few. And let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.  
 -  George Washington
  

  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.  
 -  George Washington
  

  99 percent of failures come from people who make excuses.  
 -  George Washington
  

  It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do - then do it with all your strength.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.  
 -  George Washington
  

  To persevere in one's duty, and be silent is the best answer to calumny.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Rise early, that by habit it may become familiar, agreeable, healthy, and profitable. It may, for a while, be irksome to do this, but that will wear off; and the practice will produce a rich harvest forever thereafter; whether in public or private walks of life.  
 -  George Washington
  

  We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.  
 -  George Washington
  

  I shall make it the most agreeable part of my duty to study merit, and reward the brave and deserving.  
 -  George Washington
  

  I shall make it the most agreeable part of my duty to study merit, and reward the brave and deserving.  
 -  George Washington
  

  How soon we forget history... government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force. And, like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.  
 -  George Washington
  

  It is better to be alone than in bad company.  
 -  George Washington
  

  If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to slaughter.  
 -  George Washington
  

  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 more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?  
 -  George Washington
  

  Where there is no vision, there is no hope.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  We have become ninety-nine percent money mad. The method of living at home modestly and within our income, laying a little by systematically for the proverbial rainy day which is due to come, can almost be listed among the lost arts.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  I conceive that a knowledge of books is the basis on which all other knowledge rests.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  I was so pleased to be at university to do physics and mathematics.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.  
 -  George Washington
  

  A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.  
 -  George Washington
  

  Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.  
 -  George Washington
  

  The aggregate happiness of society, which is best promoted by the practice of a virtuous policy, is, or ought to be, the end of all government.  
 -  George Washington
  

  And in the afternoon they entered a land - but such a land! A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses, submerged; a land of reptiles, silence, shadow, decay.  
 -  George Washington Cable
  

  A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  I was so pleased to be at university to do physics and mathematics.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is needed? If a man has fame, what is the value of other ornamentation?  
 -  George Washington Carver