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

The great object is, that every man be armed. ... Every one who is able may have a gun.

Patrick Henry

In adversity remember to keep an even mind.


Be not astonished at new ideas for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.


Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.

Ted Williams

It may be irrational of me, but human beings are quite my favorite species.

Doctor Who

I am a part of all I have seen.

Alfred Lord Tennyson »

Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.

Henry James »