James Madison, known as the ‘Father of the American Constitution’ was also the ‘Founding Father’, and the fourth President of America. Madison was a great politician who always strived for a strong and transparent democracy. He advocated the need for a constitution and played a pivotal role in its development. Madison was the ‘Secretary of State’ to Thomas Jefferson, and contributed to major reforms that America underwent. Madison was an architect of ideas and stood responsible for reforms like the ‘Virginia Plan’, ‘Federalist Papers’ and ‘The Bill of Rights’. He also co-founded the ‘Republican Democratic Party’ and the ‘University of Virginia’ with Jefferson. Madison’s thoughts on political issues was valued even after his retirement. His quotations and thoughts are very valuable in speheres of political thought and democracy. His ideas, polices, works and thoughts were able to bring about changes in the U.S. Here is a compilation of James Madison quotes on religion, government, democracy, constitution, liberty etc.
As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.
Learned institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty and dangerous encroachments on the public liberty.
The operations of the federal government will be most extensive and important in times of war and danger; those of the State governments, in times of peace and security.