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James Madison Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Sep 2021
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America And Americans
Law And Lawyers
Respect for character is always diminished in proportion to the number among whom the blame or praise is to be divided.
The nation which reposes on the pillow of political confidence, will sooner or later end its political existence in a deadly lethargy
It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.
Law And Lawyers quotes
In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority
The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
A good government implies two things: fidelity to the object of government, which is the happiness of the people; secondly, a knowledge of the means by which that object can be best attained
The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.
Experience has proved that the real danger to America and to liberty lies in the defect of energy and stability in the present establishment of the United States
America And Americans quotes
Experience is the oracle of truth; and where its responses are unequivocal, they ought to be conclusive and sacred
Learned institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty and dangerous encroachments on the public liberty.
Public opinion sets bounds to every government, and is the real sovereign in every free one.
I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.
Property Tax quotes
Strongly guarded as is the separation between religion and government in the Constitution of the United States the danger of encroachment by Ecclesiastical Bodies, may be illustrated by precedents already furnished in their short history
A good government implies two things: fidelity to the object of government, which is the happiness of the people; secondly, a knowledge of the means by which that object can be best attained.
The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived.
The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to an uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government.
Government destitute of energy, will ever produce anarchy.
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.
A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.
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