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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Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

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Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.

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Life is an escalator You can move forward or backward you can not remain still.

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The game's not over until it's over.

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It it not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute.

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See first that the design is wise and just that ascertained, pursue it resolutely do not for one repulse forego the purpose that you resolved to effect.

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Sometimes the world seemed to come with subtitles, like a foreign film. So help her, sometimes people's hidden motives, their lies, their rationalizations, were so pitifully apparent that Sophia felt she could just sit and read them.

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