I consider it an indispensible duty to close this last solemn act of my official life by commending the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God and those who have the superintendence of them into his Holy keeping.— George Washington
Dreamy Valley Forge quotations
Character is forged not on the mountaintop but in the valley.
I was with George Washington at Valley Forge, sitting around before an attack.
.. gimme a break. That's over 70 years ago already.
From reading of the people I admired - ranging from the soldiers of Valley Forge and Morgan's riflemen to my Southern forefathers and kinfolk - I felt a great admiration for men who were fearless and who could hold their own in the world. And I had a great desire to be like them.
The wind bit hard at Valley Forge one Christmas.
Soldiers tied rags on their feet. Red footprints wrote on the snow...
[Ronald Reagan] called the image of [George] Washington praying on his knees in Valley Forge "the most sublime image in American history."
This Memorial Day should remind us of the greatness that past generations of Americans achieved from Valley Forge to Vietnam, and it should inspire us with the determination to keep America great and free by keeping America safe and strong in our own time, a time of unique destiny and opportunity for our Nation.
I noticed some time ago that neither of the candidates are quoting the founders.
If they are, they're doing it so rarely that I haven't noticed, or enough to be negligible. Certainly, neither is invoking the image of [George] Washington at Valley Forge or the Shining City Upon a Hill. In addition to this being true for John McCain and Barack Obama, it was true for Hillary Clinton as well.
106 [degrees] in the valley... I was sweating like Dan Rather checking for forged documents.
We've been a free people living under the law, with faith in our Maker and in our future. I've said before that the most sublime picture in American history is of George Washington on his knees in the snow at Valley Forge. That image personifies a people who know that it's not enough to depend on our own courage and goodness; we must also seek help from God, our Father and Preserver.