Federalist Quotes


...[V]igor of government is essential to the security of liberty... Alexander Hamilton

Conscience is the most sacred of all property. James Madison

Liberty is to faction what air is to fire... James Madison

Experience is the oracle of truth; and where its responses are unequivocal, they ought to be conclusive and sacred. Alexander Hamilton

Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. James Madison

...We are all Federalists,and we are all Republicans. Thomas Jefferson

In a free government the security for civil rights must be the same as that for religious rights. James Madison

What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? James Madison

Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression. James Madison

The legislative department is everywhere extending the sphere of its activity and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex. James Madison

A local spirit will infallibly prevail much more in the members of Congress than a national spirit will prevail in the legislatures of the particular States. James Madison

[T]here is not a syllable in the plan under consideration which directly empowers the national courts to construe the laws according to the spirit of the Constitution. Alexander Hamilton

A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. James Madison

Conscience is the most sacred of all property; other property depending in part on positive law, the exercise of that, being a natural and unalienable right. James Madison

As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed. James Madison

The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression. Thomas Jefferson

The Federalist Society has done more for the health of the law than any organization I have witnessed in my career. Robert Bork

I was told that Federalist Society conventions were intellectually serious, courteous, and open to various points of view, and that has certainly been my experience. Sanford Levinson

I tend to be a kind of left federalist. There's a value to more power of certain kinds being positioned at a more local level. Zephyr Teachout

I think that decisions should rest in the hands of the states. I'm a federalist. John Mccain



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