Best Quotes by George Washington, Top Famous George Washington Quotes
Nationality: American Profession: Soldier, Politician, Army officer From: February 22, 1732 To December 14, 1799 Age: 67 Years
About George Washington
was born on 22nd February 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
His father Augustine Washington was an ambitious man who acquired land and
slaves, built mills, and grew tobacco. His mother name was Mary Ball who was
the second wife of Augustine Washington. At age 27, Washington married Martha
Dandridge Custis and the couple raised John Parke Custis and Martha Parke
(Patsy) Custis, children from her previous marriage.
He done his
early studies at home and then he received a surveyor's license from the
College of William & Mary.
among stockholders in Virginia's Ohio Company, in 1753 when the French and Britain
sought to expel the Indians. On 31st October 1753, Governor
Dinwiddie commissioned Washington lieutenant colonel in the newly formed
Virginia Regiment. In July 1754, the French responded by attacking the fort in
the ten-hour Battle of Fort Necessity, which ended in Washington's surrender.
In August 1755, Dinwiddie appointed Washington colonel and commander-in-chief
of the Virginia Regiment, to defend 300 miles (480 km) of frontier from Indian
attacks, with only 300 men. Starting in 1756, the North American conflict
spread to Europe, known as the Seven Years' War, that would cost the British
Empire £18 million a year. Washington continued to advocate the capture of
Fort Duquesne, and the British crown sent Commanding General John Forbes,
Colonel Thomas Gage, and British regulars to take the post in 1758. Washington
retired from his Virginia Regiment commission in December 1758.
Revolutionary War against Britain began in April 1775, with the Battles of
Lexington and Concord Washington was commander in chief. On 2nd July
1775, Washington inspected the new army at Cambridge, Massachusetts. After his
retirement in 1784, Washington explored the western frontier and inspected the
land holdings he had earned for his military service. Washington was
inaugurated on April 30, 1789, taking the oath of office at Federal Hall in New
York City. Upon his retirement in March 1797 to Mount Vernon, Washington
devoted time to his plantations.
He was a
good politician and author. He wrote many quotes about various topics one of
them is as follows,
“Truth will ultimately
prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.”