"I am mistaken if Arnold is not undergoing at this time the torments of a mental hell." - Washington after the hanging of André
"Anapathy seemed to seize him and a vacuity spread over his countenance, most appalling to paint."
- Gilbert Stuart On George Washington
"His integrity was most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known, no motives of interest or consanguinity or friendship or hatred, being able to bias his decision. He was indeed in every sense of the words, a wise, a good, and a great man."
- Thomas Jefferson About George Washington
"Would Washington have ever been commander of the revolutionary army or president of the United States if he had not married the rich widow of Mr. Custis?"
- John Adams About George Washington
"His mind was great and powerful, without being of the very first order; his penetration strong, though not so acute as that of a Newton, Bacon, or Locke; and as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation, being little aided by invention or imagination, but sure in conclusion."