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

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I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

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When you are not physically starving, you have the luxury to realize psychic and emotional starvation.

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We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death. (on atomic energy)

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We had parties that Nero would have been ashamed to attend

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I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, - and the stars through his soul.

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The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious and may revolutionize a whole town.

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