Quotes: constitution

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  • Joseph De Maistre
    Joseph De Maistre
    French diplomat and philosopher 1753-1821
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    A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    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.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    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.
  • Bernard Bailyn
    Bernard Bailyn
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    That by 1774 the final crisis of the constitution, brought on by political and social corruption, had been reached was, to most informed colonists, evident;
    Source: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution Ch. IV, THE LOGIC OF REBELLION, p. 132
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    A Constitution should be short and obscure.
  • Adrian Cronauer
    Adrian Cronauer
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    A corollary is that, when laws are out of touch with the people, those laws can and should be changed - from the most simple local regulations to the highest law of the land, our federal Constitution.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
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    A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
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    All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.
  • Ben Nelson
    Ben Nelson
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    Amending the U.S. Constitution, the document most sacred to those who love freedom and liberty, is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that a proposed amendment is necessary.
  • Arlen Specter
    Arlen Specter
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    As a matter of traditional and sound constitutional doctrine, an amendment to the Constitution should be the last resort when all other measures have proved inadequate.
  • Anthony Kennedy
    Anthony Kennedy
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    As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom.
  • Aeschines
    Aeschines
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    Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.
  • Butch Otter
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    Congress and the White House are working out their scheme for pushing through a healthcare 'reform' bill that has more pages than the U.S. Constitution has words. I guarantee you that not a single member of the House or Senate has a complete understanding of that legislation any more than they understood all the implications of the USA PATRIOT Act back in 2001.
  • Bob Barr
    Bob Barr
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    Defending the Constitution is always important. That duty is even more vital today, when the president and top administration officials argue that the executive branch may break the law whenever the president deems it to be necessary in a time which he declares to be wartime.
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