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 am more and more convinced that our happiness depends more on how we meet the events in our lives, than on those events themselves.

Alexander Humboldt

We cannot swing up on a rope that is attached only to our own belt.

William Ernest Hocking

Three things it is best to avoid a strange dog, a flood, and a man who thinks he is wise.

Welsh Proverb

The crowd gives the leader new strength.

Evenius

Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible but the world of pure reason knows no compromise, no practical limitations, no barrier to the creative activity.

Bertrand Russell »

Money does not change the sickness, only the symptoms.

John Steinbeck, The Winter of our Discontent »