James Madison Quotes (121 quotes)
“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”
The Senate as a Deliberative Body, Federalist No. 62, February 27, 1788
“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.”
Paraphrase. Federalist No. 46 - Federalist Papers (1787-1788). See izquotes.com/quote/117368
Federalist No. 10 - Federalist Papers (1787-1788)
“The capacity of the female mind for studies of the highest order cannot be doubted, having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius, of erudition, and of science.”
Letters and Other Writings of James Madison (1865 edition)
“There is no maxim, in my opinion, which is more liable to be misapplied, and which, therefore, more needs elucidation, than the current one, that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong.”
James Madison's "Advice to My Country" (1997 edition), University of Virginia Press - ISBN: 9780813917177
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJames Madison
Born: March 16, 1751
Died: June 28, 1836 (aged 85)
Bio: James Madison, Jr. was an American statesman and political theorist, the fourth President of the United States. He is hailed as the “Father of the Constitution” for being instrumental in the drafting of the United States Constitution and as the key champion and author of the United States Bill of Rights. He served as a politician much of his adult life.