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


To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.

Sren Aaby Kierkegaard

There is an art of which every man should be a master the art of reflection. If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all

William Hart Coleridge

Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.

Jon Lithgow

The fantastic advances in the field of communication constitute a grave danger to the privacy of the individual.

Earl Warren

Sometimes I get bored riding down the beautiful streets of L.A. I know it sounds crazy, but I just want to go to New York and see people suffer.

Donna Summer

People and things do not upset us, rather we upset ourselves by believing that they can upset us.

Albert Ellis, founder of Rational Emotive Therapy »

Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.

Robert Anson Heinlein »