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

Other Great Authors


Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Abraham Lincoln

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. It thrives in the face of all of life's hazards, save one -- neglect.

James D. Bryden

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.

Dorthea Bragg

Prefer loss to the wealth of dishonest gain the former vexes you for a time the latter will bring you lasting remorse.

Chilo

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.

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so convincing were those dreams of being awake that he woke from them in a state of complete exhaustion, and had to go straight back to sleep again.

Joseph Heller, Catch 22 »