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

Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.


Do not regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.


A dreamer lives forever, And a toiler dies in a day.

John Boyle O'Reilly

Be ashamed to die unless you have won some victory for humanity.

Horace Mann

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.

Arnold Palmer »

It is not our purpose to become each other it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.

Hermann Hesse »