George Washington Quotes About Adversity

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  • True 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, Jared Sparks (1835). “The Writings of George Washington: pt. II. Correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to the American revolution: (v. 3) June, 1775-July, 1776. (v. 4) July, 1776-July] 1777. (v. 5) July, 1777-July, 1778. (v. 6) July, 1778-March, 1780. (v. 7) March, 1780-April, 1781. (v. 8) April, 1781-December, 1783”, p.374
  • The value of liberty was thus enhanced in our estimation by the difficulty of its attainment, and the worth of characters appreciated by the trial of adversity.

    George Washington (1837). “The writings of George Washington: being his correspondence, addresses, messages, and other papers, official and private, selected and published from the original manuscripts; with a life of the author, notes, and illustrations”, p.187
  • True friendship is a plant of slow growth.

    George Washington (1855). “Maxims of Washington: Political, Social, Moral, and Religious”, p.239

George Washington

  • Born: February 22, 1732
  • Died: December 14, 1799
  • Occupation: 1st U.S. President
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