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Quotation by James Madison
[Montesquieu] lifted the veil from the venerable errors which enslaved opinion, and pointed the way to those luminous truths of which he had but a glimpse himself.
James Madison (1751–1836), U.S. president. "Spirit of Governments" (February 20, 1792). W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 14, p. 233, Chicago and Charlottesville, Virginia (1962-1991).
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