Washington

Washington commonly refers to:

  • George Washington (1732–1799), military general and first President of the United States of America
  • Washington (state), a state on the Pacific coast of the United States of America
  • Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States of America
    • The Washington Metropolitan Area
    • A metonym for the Federal government of the United States

Washington may also refer to:

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Famous quotes containing the word washington:

    Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
    —George Washington (1732–1799)

    Mrs. Sneed and her daughter, Miss Austine Sneed, are visiting us—Washington correspondents of excellent character.... We are much interested in their accounts of Washington affairs. Nothing could be further from our desire than to return to Washington and again enter its whirl, either socially or politically, but we are interested in seeing Washington with the roof off.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    There are always those who are willing to surrender local self-government and turn over their affairs to some national authority in exchange for a payment of money out of the Federal Treasury. Whenever they find some abuse needs correction in their neighborhood, instead of applying the remedy themselves they seek to have a tribunal sent on from Washington to discharge their duties for them, regardless of the fact that in accepting such supervision they are bartering away their freedom.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)