” Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. “


” The essence of Government is power, and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. “


” The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted. “


” I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. “


” All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. “



All 5 James Madison Quotes about Power in picture


Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.
The essence of Government is power, and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.

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