James Madison Quotes

Born March 16, 1751
Died June 28, 1836

Who is James Madison?

Founding father and fourth president of the United States.

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Best Quotes by James Madison

“Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.”

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“Disarm the people – that is the best and most effective way to enslave them.”

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“Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations.”

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“Good conscience is the most valuable asset of all!”

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“If man is not fit to govern himself, how can he be fit to govern someone else?”

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“If our nation is ever taken over, it will be taken over from within.”

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“If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”

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“Philosophy is common sense with big words.”

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“The purpose of the Constitution is to restrict the majority's ability to harm a minority.”

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

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“The very definition of tyranny is when all powers are gathered under one place.”

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