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We have a collection of 9 Power quotes from James Madison

"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." (ID 26158)

"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." (ID 26214)

"Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions." (ID 26247)

"Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power." (ID 26435)

"All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree." (ID 26442)

"Wherever there is interest and power to do wrong, wrong will generally be done." (ID 26505)

"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse." (ID 26509)

"The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted." (ID 26570)

"The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived." (ID 26571)

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