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Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which read more

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 & dangerous encroachments on the public liberty.

by James Madison Found in: Education Quotes,
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I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of read more

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.

by James Madison Found in: Benevolence Quotes,
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The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.

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

by James Madison Found in: Confidence Quotes,
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Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the read more

Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

by James Madison Found in: Silence Quotes,
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A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense read more

A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country.

by James Madison Found in: Defense Quotes,
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The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.

The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.

by James Madison Found in: Defense Quotes,
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Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid read more

Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.

by James Madison Found in: Trust Quotes,
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If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy

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Liberty and order will never be perfectly safe, until a trespass on the constitutional provisions for either, shall be felt read more

Liberty and order will never be perfectly safe, until a trespass on the constitutional provisions for either, shall be felt with the same keenness that resents an invasion of the dearest rights.

by James Madison Found in: Order Quotes,
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The safety and happiness of society are the objects at which all political institutions aim, and to which all such read more

The safety and happiness of society are the objects at which all political institutions aim, and to which all such institutions must be sacrificed

by James Madison Found in: Safety Quotes,
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