"And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."James Madison on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."James Madison on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."James Madison on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."James Madison on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."James Madison on Albert Camus
"A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people."
"To the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression."
"A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country."
"Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages."
"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 and dangerous encroachments on the public liberty."
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