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Constitution Quotes

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

As a result of the World War, this old Germany collapsed.
It collapsed in its constitution, in its social order,
in its economic structure.
Its thinking and feeling changed.
- Gustav Stresemann

But there is a higher law than the Constitution,
which regulates our authority over the domain,
and devotes it to the same noble purposes.
- William H. Seward

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

 

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

The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion,
not freedom from religion.
- Billy Graham

Government is necessary for our survival.
We need government in order to survive.
The Founding Fathers created a special place for government.
It is called the Constitution.
- Michael Badnarik

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

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

First of all, there's no mention of political parties in the Constitution,
so you begin American history with not only no political
conventions but also no parties.
- Michael Beschloss

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

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

The United States government can indict you on something,
and now you've got to prove your innocence.
And that's not the Constitution of the United States.
- Leonard Peltier

We got touring with the Stones, and people were trying to keep up with Keith.
He's like a human machine with a constitution of iron,
and they all thought they could do the same.
- Ron Wood

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

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

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

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

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

Minorities have a right to appeal to the Constitution
as a shield against such oppression.
- James K. Polk

I believe in the Constitution.
The Constitution says that government isn't supposed
to be infusing religion into our society,
and so I asked to have that upheld.
- Michael Newdow

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

More students have a better knowledge of pop culture
than of the Constitution.
- Charles Bowen

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

It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing
majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th
Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

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

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

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

One of the things I learned in law school is that there's
nothing wrong or undesirable or dishonorable or destructive
about amending the Constitution.
- Adrian Cronauer

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

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

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

It is the right of our people to organize to oppose
any law and any part of the Constitution with which
they are not in sympathy.
- Alfred E. Smith

Our constitution is color-blind, and neither knows
nor tolerates classes among citizens.
- John Marshall Harlan

In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental
laws of our constitution these men have never been
brought to trail or even allowed to see a lawyer.
- John Amery

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

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

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

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

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance;
they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.
- George Washington

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

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

In the span of three years, the Iraqi people participated in three elections,
drafted a constitution, and elected a new government.
While more work remains, this is remarkable progress.
- Tim Murphy

I believe in an evolving Constitution.
A flexible Constitution leaves room for us to consider
not merely how the world once was,
but how it ought to be.
- Eliot Spitzer

Hosni Mubarak...
his constitution is not democratic, but he is democratic.
We can voice our opinions now.
The press is free.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I have never seen such extreme partisanship,
such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of
the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution.
- Robert Byrd

I submit, on the other hand, most respectfully,
that the Constitution not merely does not affirm that principle,
but, on the contrary, altogether excludes it.
- William H. Seward

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 happy Union of these States is a wonder;
their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope
of Liberty throughout the world.
- James Madison

It is possible to read the history of this country
as one long struggle to extend the liberties established
in our Constitution to everyone in America.
- Molly Ivins

No power on earth is greater than a mind and soul reawakened.
Our Constitution begins 'we the people',
not 'us the government'.
- Cal Thomas

The Constitution does not just protect those whose views we share;
it also protects those with whose views we disagree.
- Edward Kennedy

Drafting a constitution is only the first step.
The constitution has to be granted legitimacy by open discussion and a fair,
representative referendum.
- Emma Bonino

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

I believe I am strengthening the Constitution with my case.
- Michael Newdow

I maintain that the House is bound by the Constitution
to receive the petitions;
after which,
it will take such method of deciding upon them as reason
and principle shall dictate.
- Caleb Cushing

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

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

The Iraqis have once again failed to meet a deadline
for a final draft of the constitution.
- Matt Lauer

To live under the American Constitution is the greatest
political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.
- Calvin Coolidge

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

The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the
federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent
judiciary was critical to the success of the nation.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

It's one of the nice things about this nation that
when the Constitution is violated,
if it affects you, you can bring a suit.
- Michael Newdow

My role isn't to be politically smart.
My role is to do what's right under the constitution.
And if that's politically unpopular,
so be it.
- Rose E. Bird

The Constitution says that government isn't supposed
to be infusing religion into our society,
and so I asked to have that upheld.
- Michael Newdow

After the end of the Second World War it was a categorical
imperative for us to declare that we renounced war
forever in a central article of the new Constitution.
- Kenzaburo Oe

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

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

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


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