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James Madison Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Aug 2021
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America And Americans
Law And Lawyers
The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state.
The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.
The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad.
The internal effects of a mutable policy poisons the blessings of liberty itself.
The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.
The executive has no right, in any case, to decide the question, whether there is or is not cause for declaring war.
The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy.
The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.
The capacity of the female mind for studies of the highest order cannot be doubted, having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius, of erudition, and of science.
Philosophy is common sense with big words.
Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.
No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.
Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.
In no instance have... the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
I should not regret a fair and full trial of the entire abolition of capital punishment.
Men And Women
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