Quotes of Constitution - somelinesforyou

“ Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours.". ”

- Robert Byrne

“ We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is, and the judiciary is the safeguard of our property and our liberty and our property under the Constitution. ”

- Charles Evans Hughes

“ The proposed Constitution is, in strictness, neither a national nor a federal constitution; but a composition of both. ”

- James Madison

“ 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

“ Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. ”

- Learned Hand

“ The police have no right to do what they have been doing to the protesters. Their behavior has been designed to chill the protester's constitutional rights. This judge's ruling is wonderful. ”

- James Lafferty

“ I believe that justice is instinct and innate, the moral sense is as much a part of our constitution as the threat of feeling, seeing and hearing. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men. ”

- Gerald R. Ford

“ A constitution should be short and obscure. ”

- Napoleon Bonaparte

“ A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none. ”

- Joseph De Maistre

“ A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot. ”

- Thomas B. Macaulay

“ Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things. ”

- Alexander Hamilton

“ I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention. ”

- Lyndon B. Johnson

“ Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle. ”

- Thomas Hardy

“ One country, one constitution, one destiny. ”

- Daniel Webster

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

- John Adams

“ Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written. ”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

“ There is a higher law than the Constitution. ”

- William Seward

“ To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation's sweetest dreams of itself. ”

- Leonard Cohen

“ Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor. ”

- Thomas B. Macaulay

“ The reason that we can't find a relationship between the Constitution and the government is that there is none. ”

- Michael Badnarik

“ 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

“ As a member of this court I am not justified in writing my private notions of policy into the Constitution, no matter how deeply I may cherish them or how mischievous I may deem their disregard. ”

- Felix Frankfurter

“ The Constitution is not a panacea for every blot upon the public welfare. Nor should this Court, ordained as a judicial body, be thought of as a general haven for reform movements. ”

- John Marshall Harlan

“ Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government. ”

- James Madison

“ Minorities have a right to appeal to the Constitution as a shield against such oppression. ”

- James Polk

“ I think the motive is to establish in federal law the personhood from conception forward and try and alter the Constitution through statute. ”

- Zoe Lofgren

“ The Supreme Court has ignored our Constitution. ”

- Zell Miller
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