Who Shares a Birthday with George Washington? And Some Quotes

mount rushmoreQuick! When is George Washington’s actual birthday? February 22nd!

Here’s a few quotes from the Father of Our Country:

  • To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
  • If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
  • Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
  • It is better to be alone than in bad company.
  • It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
  • The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.
  • Some day, following the example of the United States of America, crodile hunterthere will be a United States of Europe.

Guess who else was born on February 22nd? Here’s a quote from the mystery person:

  • Yeah, I’m a thrill seeker, but crikey, education’s the most important thing.

I hope you guessed Steve Irwin, Crocodile Hunter!

Happy Birthday!

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