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War contains so much folly, as well as wickedness, that much is to be hoped from the progress of reason; and if any thing is to be hoped, every thing ought to be tried.

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Source Notes: Source: JAMES MADISON, Universal Peace, National Gazette, February 2, 1792.The Writings of James Madison, ed. Gaillard Hunt, vol. 6, pp. 8889 .These words are inscribed in the Madison Memorial Hall, Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building.

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James Madison (March 16, 1751 June 28, 1836) was the fourth (1809 1817) President of the United States. He was co-author, with John Jay and Alexander Hamilton, of the Federalist Papers, and is traditionally regarded as the Father of the United States Constitution.

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