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

I always admired atheists. I think it takes a lot of faith.

Andrew Schneider

All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.

James Thurber

To me the meanest flower that blows can give Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.

William Wordsworth

Take control of your destiny. Believe in yourself. Ignore those who try to discourage you. Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits. Don't give up and don't give in.

Wanda Carter

Follow the habit of asking, 'How do you know' Never accept opinions as facts. Avoid following free advice. Don't trust information given in a discourteous or slanderous spirit. In asking for information, do not disclose what you wish the information to be.


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Richard Milhous Nixon »

Without the aid of prejudice and custom I should not be able to find my way across the room.

William Hazlitt »

By the time you get to your ball, if you don't know what to do with it, try another sport.

Julius Boros »