James Madison Quotes (173 quotes)
James Madison's "Advice to My Country" (1997 edition), University of Virginia Press - ISBN: 9780813917177
Federalist No. 51 (1788-02-06)  - Federalist Papers (1787-1788)
“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
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
Writings (1999 edition)
“Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the leisure of the labouring classes.”
Selected Writings of James Madison, Hackett Publishing - ISBN: 9781603844383
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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.
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