A jolly good fellow!

Happy Birthday George Washington!

Here’s a few favorite quotes from the birthday boy, who is turning 288 years old this week…


“99% of failures come from people who make excuses.”


“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”


“Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person’s own mind, than on the externals in the world.”


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


“Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.”


“Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad company.”


“There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.”


“My tenets are few and simple. The leading one of which, and indeed that which embraces most others, is to be honest and just ourselves and to exact it from others, meddling as little as possible in their affairs where our own are not involved.”


Have an awesome day,

*Photo by Jorge Alcala on Unsplash