A very happy birthday goes out to our 4th president of these United States, James Madison. Some good Madison quotes for you all to feast on:
"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives. A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or tragedy, or perhaps both."
"Let me recommend the best medicine in the world, a long journey at a mild season through a pleasant country in easy stages."
"All men having power aught to be distrusted to a certain degree."
"As long as the reason of men continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed."
"Do not separate the text from the historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government."
"The capacity of the female mind for studies of the highest order cannot be doubted, having been sufficiently illustrated by it's works of genius, of erudition, and of science."
"War contains so much folly, as well as wickedness, that much is to be hoped from the progress of reason."