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The Constitution, as originally drawn,
by Constance Baker Motley

The Constitution, as originally drawn,
made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre
considered equal members of society.
- Constance Baker Motley

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

How long must the American community afford special treatment to blacks?
- Constance Baker Motley

Had it not been for James Meredith, who was willing to risk his life,
the University of Mississippi would still be all white.
- Constance Baker Motley

 

The black population now consists of two distinct classes-the
middle class and the poor.
- Constance Baker Motley

There is no longer a single common impediment to blacks
emerging in this society.
- Constance Baker Motley

There appears to be no limit as to how far the women's revolution will take us.
- Constance Baker Motley

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When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer.
No one thought this was a good idea.
- Constance Baker Motley

When Thurgood Marshall became a lawyer,
race relations in the United States were particularly bad.
- Constance Baker Motley

Columbia Law School men were being drafted,
and suddenly women who had done well in college were
considered acceptable candidates for the vacant seats.
- Constance Baker Motley

Living at the YMCA in Harlem dramatically broadened my view of the world.
- Constance Baker Motley

In my view, I did not get to the federal bench because I was a woman.
- Constance Baker Motley

New Orleans may well have been the most liberal Deep
South city in 1954 because of its large Creole population,
the influence of the French, and its cosmopolitan atmosphere.
- Constance Baker Motley

Doing away with separate black colleges meets resistance
from alumni and other blacks.
- Constance Baker Motley

We African Americans have now spent the major part
of the 20th Century battling racism.
- Constance Baker Motley

Affirmitive action is extremely complex because it
appears in many different forms.
- Constance Baker Motley

In high school, I won a prize for an essay on tuberculosis.
When I got through writing the essay,
I was sure I had the disease.
- Constance Baker Motley

I was born and raised in the oldest settled part of
the nation and in an environment in which racism was officially mooted.
- Constance Baker Motley

King thought he understood the white Southerner,
having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian.
- Constance Baker Motley

The legal difference between the sit-ins and the Freedom Riders was significant.
- Constance Baker Motley

Too many whites still see blacks as a group apart.
- Constance Baker Motley

I remember being infuriated from the top of my head
to the tip of my toes the first time a screen was put
around Bob Carter and me on a train leaving Washington in the 1940s.
- Constance Baker Motley

I never thought I would live long enough to see the
legal profession change to the extent it has.
- Constance Baker Motley

The last state to admit a black student to the college
level was South Carolina.
- Constance Baker Motley

We Americans entered a new phase in our history -
the era of integration -
in 1954.
- Constance Baker Motley

All Southern state colleges and universities are open to black students.
- Constance Baker Motley

I rejected the notion that my race or sex would bar my success in life.
- Constance Baker Motley

Whites would rather not be involved in race matters,
I think.
- Constance Baker Motley

Lack of encouragement never deterred me.
I was the kind of person who would not be put down.
- Constance Baker Motley

My father kept his distance from working-class American blacks.
- Constance Baker Motley

The fact is that racism, despite all the doomsayers,
has diminished.
- Constance Baker Motley

We knew then what we know now; only exemplary blacks are acceptable.
- Constance Baker Motley

I soon found law school an unmitigated bore.
- Constance Baker Motley

The women's rights movement of the 1970s had not yet emerged;
except for Bella Abzug,
I had no women supporters.
- Constance Baker Motley

By 1962, King had become, by the media's reckoning,
the new civil rights leader.
- Constance Baker Motley

Sexism, like racism, goes with us into the next century.
I see class warfare as overshadowing both.
- Constance Baker Motley

My parents never told us that our great-grandmothers had been slaves.
- Constance Baker Motley

The middle class, in the white population,
encompasses a wide swath.
- Constance Baker Motley

King consciously steered away from legal claims and
instead relied on civil disobedience.
- Constance Baker Motley

Today's white majority is largely silent about the race question.
- Constance Baker Motley

In high school, I discovered myself.
I was interested in race relations and the legal profession.
I read about Lincoln and that he believed the law to
be the most difficult of professions.
- Constance Baker Motley

I got the chance to argue my first case in Supreme Court,
a criminal case arising in Alabama that involved the
right of a defendant to counsel at a critical stage
in a capital case before a trial.
- Constance Baker Motley

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

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes
a man when he has occasion for it;
courage which arises from a sense of duty acts;
in a uniform manner.
- Joseph Addison

A Constitution should be short and obscure.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

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 basic premise of the Constitution was a separation
of powers and a system of checks and balances because
man was perceived as a fallen creature and would always yearn for more power.
- Roy Moore

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

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

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

As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation
can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom.
- Anthony Kennedy

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

The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S.
House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S.
Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty.
- Bill McCollum

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 current Michigan Constitution was written in 1961 and '62.
- John Engler

What I am for is justice for everyone,
just like it says in the Constitution.
- Richard Pryor

The Constitution shall never be construed...
to prevent the people of the United States who are
peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
- Samuel Adams

The basic guarantees of our Constitution are warrants for the here and now,
and unless there is an overwhelmingly compelling reason,
they are to be promptly fulfilled.
- Arthur J. Goldberg

Just talk to me as a father - not what the Constitution says.
What do you feel?
- Joe Biden

The pursuit of happiness is in our Constitution.
We're all entitled to have the best we can.
- Loretta Swit

I prefer a man who will burn the flag and then wrap
himself in the Constitution to a man who will burn
the Constitution and then wrap himself in the flag.
- Craig Washington

The success of those doctrines would also subvert the Federal Constitution,
change the character of the Federal Government,
and destroy our rights in respect to slavery.
- John H. Reagan

Preventing terrorist attacks is of the highest important,
but trashing the Constitution is not the right way to do it.
- Eliot Engel

Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have
security for the country and help draft a democratic
constitution as soon as possible.
- Jalal Talabani

I'm a little skeptical about using the Constitution this way,
but I also believe marriage is between a man and a
woman and that the courts shouldn't legislate this matter.
- Pete Coors

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

The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost,
when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.
- Edward Gibbon

Power's not what the Constitution was about.
- Roy Moore

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

The right to procreate is not guaranteed,
explicitly or implicitly, by the Constitution.
- Robert Bork

The relationship between press and politician -
protected by the Constitution and designed to be happily adversarial -
becomes sour,
raw and confrontational.
- Roger Mudd


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