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James Madison Quotes

4th President of the United States
Born On
1751-03-16
Died On
1836-06-28
Birth Place
Port Conway
Death Place
Orange
Birth Sign
pisces
Father
James Madison Sr.
Mother
Eleanor Rose Conway
Spouse
Dolley Madison
Nationality
American
Education
1771 - Princeton University

The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad.

James Madison

A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both.

James Madison

Wherever there is interest and power to do wrong, wrong will generally be done.

James Madison

The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.

James Madison

All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.

James Madison

The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.

James Madison

A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people.

James Madison

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.

James Madison

We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties.

James Madison

Union of religious sentiments begets a surprising confidence.

James Madison

Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government.

James Madison

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.

James Madison

The personal right to acquire property, which is a natural right, gives to property, when acquired, a right to protection, as a social right.

James Madison

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

James Madison

America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.

James Madison

Philosophy is common sense with big words.

James Madison

A man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them.

James Madison