"In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."James Madison on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."James Madison on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."James Madison on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."James Madison on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."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."