Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.




Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.

Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. --James Madison

Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?

James Madison

Year: 1788
Context: Federalist No. 51
Tags: abuses, ambition, constitutional rights, control, government, human nature, reflection



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