"If men were angels, no government would be necessary." -James Madison "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and the blood of tyrants. It is its natural manure." -Thomas Jefferson "Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." -James Madison "Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company." -George Washington