"To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."James Madison on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."James Madison on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."James Madison on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."James Madison on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."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."