"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."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."James Madison on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."James Madison on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."James Madison on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."James Madison on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."James Madison on Booker T. Washington
"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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