James Madison Quotes

Best 11 Quotes by James Madison

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Philosophy is common sense with big words.”

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

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

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

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