The best Quotes by James Madison

The best Quotes by James Madison

James Madison (March 16, 1751 - June 28, 1836) was an American statesman, diplomat, and Founding Father who served as the fourth president of the United States from 1809 to 1817. Madison is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.

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If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
The rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted.
Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.

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For the world has changed, and we must change with it.
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When you fall, the real test is whether you can ignore the naysayers, pick yourself up and come back stronger.
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We can't do everything, but we have to do, what we can do.
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Bill Clinton - March 2000
We are not the sum of our possessions.
We don't want an America that is closed to the world. What we want is a world that is open to America.
Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
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Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense… human rights invented America.
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Our Constitution works; our great republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule.
Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.
The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.
If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories.
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
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Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
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Democracy is not static. It is a living force. Every new idea, every new invention offers opportunity for both good and evil.
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No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
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