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Constitution Quotes

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Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution.
That must be maintained, for it is
the only safeguard of our liberties.
- Abraham Lincoln

Related topics: Government Political

We the people are the rightful masters
of both Congress and the courts,
not to overthrow the Constitution
but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer.
He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full.
Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem,
am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Even though we now have the half-century-old new Constitution,
there is a popular sentiment of support for the old
one that lives on in reality in some quarters.
- Kenzaburo Oe

To me, to be a conservative means to conserve the good
parts of America and to conserve our Constitution.
- Ron Paul

Those who made and endorsed our Constitution knew man's nature,
and it is to their ideas, rather than to the temptations of utopia,
that we must ask that our judges adhere.
- Robert Bork


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Working Americans who believe in our country and who
believe in our Constitution are saying,
'Enough is enough!'
- John Boehner

It was settled by the Constitution, the laws,
and the whole practice of the government that the entire
executive power is vested in the President of the United States.
- Andrew Jackson

I cannot believe that the American people and the people
they elected would use the Constitution to stifle any group's rights.
- Jean O'Leary

But I deny that the Constitution recognizes property in man.
- William H. Seward

The United States Constitution has proved itself the
most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I created no authority that wasn't already there under the constitution.
- John Engler

I don't believe there is a separation of church and state.
I think the Constitution is very clear.
The only separation is that there will not be a government church.
- Tom DeLay

The right of an individual to conduct intimate relationships
in the intimacy of his or her own home seems to me
to be the heart of the Constitution's protection of privacy.
- Harry A. Blackmun

Our Constitution recognises no other power than that of persuasion,
for enforcing religious observances.
- Richard Mentor Johnson

The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held
that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights
that we have as Americans under our Constitution.
- Ted Olson

The Constitution is never tested during times of tranquility;
it is during times of tension,
turmoil, tragedy, trauma, and terrorism that it is sorely tested.
- Mike Honda

Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be
washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by
each successive political wind.
- Hugo Black

The fifth amendment of the U.S.
Constitution guarantees that no private property shall
be taken for a public use without the payment of just compensation.
- Elton Gallegly

It is becoming more widely acknowledged that it is
better to have a good constitution than not having a perfect one.
- Romano Prodi

It took us in this country 11 years to get from the
Declaration of Independence to the Constitution.
- Mitch McConnell

My answer to the racial problem in America is to not deal with it at all.
The founding fathers dealt with it when they made the Constitution.
- James Meredith

Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen,
what an idiot I would be today.
Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon,
it can completely ruin your constitution.
- Gustave Flaubert

Segregation was a burden for many blacks,
because the end of the civil war and the amendments
added to the constitution elevated expectations beyond
reality in some respects.
- Ed Smith

The British Constitution has always been puzzling and always will be.
- Queen Elizabeth II

If the provisions of the constitution be not upheld
when they pinch as well as when they comfort,
they may as well be abandoned.
- George Sutherland

The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech
is the friend of change and revolution.
But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
- Hugo Black

I believe realism is nothing but an analysis of reality.
Film scripts have a synthetical constitution.
- Manuel Puig

The American Constitution is the greatest governing document,
and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest.
- Stephen Ambrose

I always made my food congenial to my constitution,
and my health was always excellent.
- Giacomo Casanova

A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state.
- Aristotle

If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction
that inflicts large casualties,
the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor
of a military form of government.
- Tommy Franks

It lies in the hearts of men and women;
when it dies there,
no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
While it lies there, it needs no constitution,
no law, no court to save it.
- Learned Hand

The Constitution of the United States was made not
merely for the generation that then existed,
but for posterity- unlimited, undefined,
endless, perpetual posterity.
- Henry Clay

There is a higher law than the Constitution.
- William Seward

The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
That's all.
It doesn't guarantee our rights to charity.
- Jesse Ventura

Our society cannot progress while our constitution stands still.
- Charles Edison

Howard Phillips of the Constitution Party asked me
to consider seriously running for president in 2008 and I am doing so.
- Jerome Corsi

Like the British Constitution, she owes her success
in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
- Thomas Hardy

The right of election is the very essence of the constitution.
- Junius

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution,
are worth defending against all hazards:
And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
- Samuel Adams

The Constitution provides for freedom of religion,
not freedom from religion.
- Lamar S. Smith

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
- John Adams

One country, one constitution, one destiny.
- Daniel Webster

One great object of the Constitution was to restrain
majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.
- James K. Polk

I am sworn to uphold the Constitution as Andy Johnson
understands it and interprets it.
- Andrew Johnson

I voted for the Defense of Marriage Act but I do not
believe we should institutionalize a form of discrimination
against any minority by amending the Constitution.
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell

A new constitution should be more amendable.
A needlessly confusing system of courts should be altered
to produce an arrangement that would be simple,
responsible, and less awkward.
- Charles Edison

No person who denies the existence of a supreme being
shall hold any office under this Constitution.
- Michael Newdow

The critical point is that the Constitution places
the right of silence beyond the reach of government.
- William O. Douglas

This is a time for a national conversation.
A conversation about the document that binds us as a nation and a people.
That document, of course, is the Constitution.
- Mike DeWine

If one race be inferior to the other socially,
the Constitution of the United States cannot put them upon the same plane.
- Henry Billings Brown

A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.
- Joseph de Maistre

It doesn't say anywhere in the Constitution this idea
of the separation of church and state.
- Sean Hannity

We also intend to deal with the issue of incorporating
basic human rights into our new constitution.
- Chen Shui-bian

There is nothing new in the realization that the Constitution
sometimes insulates the criminality of a few in order
to protect the privacy of us all.
- Antonin Scalia

The repeal of racist language in the Constitution of
Alabama was and still is a necessary step in the state's ability to progress.
- Artur Davis

I deem it established, then, that the Constitution
does not recognize property in man,
but leaves that question, as between the states,
to the law of nature and of nations.
- William H. Seward

The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
- George Washington

The Constitution and the laws are supreme and the Union indissoluble.
- Andrew Jackson

When cerebral processes enter into sports,
you start screwing up.
It's like the Constitution, which says separate church and state.
You have to separate mind and body.
- Bill Lee

The Constitution is a document that should only be
amended with great caution.
- Carl Levin

I really think the Patriot Act violates our Constitution.
It was, it is, an illegal act.
The Congress, the Senate and the president cannot change the Constitution.
- Peter Camejo

Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution,
are our greatest export to the world.
- Robert Byrd

A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

I do not have, nor do I believe I have seen,
a vision capacious and convincing enough to propound
as an organizing principle for the next phase in the law of our Constitution.
- Laurence Tribe

The Constitution was about a limitation on power.
- Roy Moore

Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.
- Andrew Johnson

No constitution is or can be perfectly symmetrical,
what it can and must be is generally accepted as both fair and usable.
- Ferdinand Mount

Our nation is being led astray by ungodly judges,
mayors and governors, who are given to change,
defying the Constitution and substituting their own wicked agendas.
- David Wilkerson


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