Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
James Madison (17511836)
The danger of disturbing the public tranquillity by interesting too strongly the public passions, is a still more serious objection against a frequent reference of constitutional questions to the decision of the whole society.
JAMES MADISON, The Federalist, ed. Benjamin F. Wright, no. 49, p. 349 (1961).