Quotes by constitutions
Quotes 1 till 6 of 6.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.
Canadian diplomat, lawyer and negotiator 1948-
Constitutions do not emerge perfectly formed from the brain of the philosopher king, as Mr. Trudeau himself discovered in 1980 and 1981. They are always messy processes that are easier to knock down or tear apart than they are to construct.Source: The Three Questions - Prosperity and the Public Good (1998) Ch. Seven, The Three Questions and the Question of
American statesman 1757-1804
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.
Engels writer 1948-
It seems that the right of freedom of speech that was enshrined in numerous constitutions is now under attack by religious institutions.
English politician 1623-1683
Laws and constitutions ought to be weighed... to constitute that which is most conducing to the establishment of justice and liberty.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
The pest of society are the egotist, they are dull and bright, sacred and profane, course and fine. It is a disease that like the flu falls on all constitutions.