George Washington: First President of the United States.

Born:  February 22, 1732

Died:  December 14, 1799

First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen.

But not always first in his class.  Fortunately, little George Washington had a mother that would not settle for second.

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.

Throughout his life, Washington was a master of learning from his mistakes, and the mistakes of others.

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.

Like many a military man turned political leader, Washington valued people, and the ties that bound them together.

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

He left many wise words for us toe live by, but perhaps none so wise as these.

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.

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