” If men were angels, no government would be necessary. “


” A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person. “


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


” 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. “


” The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to an uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government. “


” What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? “



All 6 James Madison Quotes about Government in picture


If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.
The essence of Government is power, and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
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.
The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to an uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government.
What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?