Posts Tagged ‘James Madison’

Quote of the day, Dec. 15

December 15, 2017

James Madison, on liberty (1792)

“In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by power. America has set the example . . . of charters of power granted by liberty. This revolution in the practice of the world, may, with an honest praise, be pronounced the most triumphant epoch of its history, and the most consoling presage of its happiness.”

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Quote of the day, Oct. 24

October 24, 2017

James Madison, on knowledge

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 18

December 18, 2016

James Madison, on knowledge

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

Quote of the day, July 30

July 30, 2016

James Madison, on freedom

“There are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 3

October 3, 2014

James Madison, on civll rights

“As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property to his rights.”

Quote of the day, March 15

March 14, 2013

James Madison, on liberty

“We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 16

December 16, 2012

James Madison, on abuse of freedom

“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.” 

Quote of the day, Sept. 8

September 8, 2012

James Madison, on war

“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.  (more…)

Quote of the day, Nov. 10

November 9, 2011

James Madison, on war

“Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. (more…)

Quote of the day, April 18

April 18, 2011

James Madison, on the separation of church and state (1822)

“We are teaching the world the great truth that Governments do better without Kings & Nobles than with them. (more…)