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American 4th US President (1809-17), and one of the founding fathers of his country. 1751-1836
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other sects? Memorial and Remonstrance”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Do not separate text from 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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Liberty and order will never be perfectly safe, until a trespass on the constitutional provisions for either, shall be felt with the same keenness that resents an invasion of the dearest rights.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Union of religious sentiments begets a surprising confidence”

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