James Madison Quotes

James Madison

March 16, 1751 - June 28, 1836

Port Conway, Virginia, United States

4th U.S. President, Political theorist, American statesman

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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

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I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

-James Madison

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The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.

-James Madison

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If men were angels, no government would be necessary.

-James Madison

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No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.

-James Madison