15 George Washington Quotes on Government

In this post, you’ll read some famous George Washington quotes on Government and its organs.

George Washington, the Founding Father of the USA, was also the first president of that country. The following quotes of George Washington express his great wisdom about the government, constitution, political philosophy, and patriotism.

Let’s enjoy the best 15 George Washington quotes about government.

President George Washington Quotes on Government

President George Washington quotes on government

“The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” – 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

Also read George Washington Quotes about the Constitution here.

“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

“The situation of the general government, if it can be called a government, is shaken to its foundation, and liable to be overturned by every blast.” – 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

“A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government.” – George Washington

“Democratical States must always feel before they can see: it is this that makes their Governments slow, but the people will be right at last.” – George Washington

“The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty.” – George Washington

“It appears to me, then, little short of a miracle, that the Delegates from so many different States should unite in forming a system of national Government, so little liable to well founded objections.” – George Washington

“If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.” – George Washington

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“Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.” – 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

“I wish from my soul that the legislature of this State could see the policy of a gradual Abolition of Slavery.” – George Washington

“Precedents are dangerous things; 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

President George Washington quotes about government

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

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