"A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."James Madison on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."James Madison on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."James Madison on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."James Madison on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."James Madison on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."