"If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages, they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."James Madison on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."James Madison on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."James Madison on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."James Madison on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."James Madison on Winston Churchill
"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."