All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.
Quote by James Madison
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The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government.
Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
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.
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.
What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and surest support?
The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy.
Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.
I don't know how I got to this point but it must be as a result of everything that has come before so if I were to change something, I might not be at this point now.
The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.
The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties blind faith the one unpardonable sin.
If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
We've persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people - a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it's time to turn the page.
All great peoples are conservative.
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.