” If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. “


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


” Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. “


” What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed? “


” 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. “



All 5 James Madison Quotes about Will in picture


If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
The essence of Government is power, and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed?
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.

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