Quotes by Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the governing of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.

Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address

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Don't worry so much about your self-esteem. Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward.

Dr. Laura Schlessinger

'Tis a sharp medicine, but it will cure all that ails you. -- last words before his beheadding

Sir Walter Raleigh

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

Samuel Ullman

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Mark Twain

Our own heart, and not other men's opinion, form our true honor.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I have tried so hard to do the right.

Grover Cleveland, last words, 1908. »

In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson »

Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.

George Santayana »