George Washington Quotes About Lying

Quotes about: Lying
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  • It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

    George Washington, Jared Sparks (1839). “The Writings of George Washington: pt. IV. Letters official and private, from the beginning of his presidency to the end of his life: (v. 10) May, 1789-November, 1794. (v. 11) November, 1794-December, 1799”, p.201
  • Father I cannot tell a lie. I did it with my little hatchet.

    Attributed by Mark Twain in 'Mark Twain as George Washington'. Another version is: I can't tell a lie, Pa; you know I can't tell a lie. I did cut it with my hatchet. Weems 'Washington' (Fifth ed. 1806)
  • I hate deception, even where the imagination only is concerned.

    George Washington (1855). “Maxims of Washington: Political, Social, Moral, and Religious”, p.311
  • In the composition of the human frame there is a good deal of inflammable matter, however dormant it may lie for a time.

    George Washington (1860). “Recollections and private memoirs of Washington by his adopted son George Washington with a memoir of the author by his daughter; and illustrative and explanatory notes by Benson J. Loosing: With illustrations”, p.42

George Washington

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