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


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


” 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. “


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



All 6 James Madison Quotes about Men in picture


If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
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.
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 men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.

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