Quote from James Madison 

"But the mild voice of reason, pleading the cause of an enlarged and permanent interest, is but too often drowned, before public bodies as well as individuals, by the clamors of an impatient avidity for immediate and immoderate gain."

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James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
Federalist No. 42, January 22, 1788
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