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


Now comes the mystery.

Henry Ward Beecher, last words

Men are only as unfaithful as their options.

Chris Rock

By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.

Charles Dickens

For every ailment under the sun, There is a remedy, or there is none... If there be one try to find it If there be none, never mind it

Dean Hawkins

You cannot run away from a weakness you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand

Robert Louis Stephenson

If you laid all of the lawyers in the world, end to end, on the equator ---- It would be a good idea to just leave them there.

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Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.

Sir Arthur Eddington »

It is the contention of this observer that few homicides due to shooting could be avoided merely if a firearm were not immediately present, and that the offender would select some other weapon to achieve the same destructive goal.

Marvin E. Wolfgang »