"In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."James Madison on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."James Madison on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."James Madison on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."James Madison on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."James Madison on Abraham Lincoln
"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."