Quotes: constitutions

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.
  • Bob Rae
    Bob Rae
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    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
  • Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton
    American statesman 1757-1804
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    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.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    It seems that the right of freedom of speech that was enshrined in numerous constitutions is now under attack by religious institutions.
  • Algernon Sydney
    Algernon Sydney
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    Laws and constitutions ought to be weighed... to constitute that which is most conducing to the establishment of justice and liberty.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    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.
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