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Constitution Quotes and Sayings
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Our Constitution recognises no other power than that of persuasion,
for enforcing religious observances.
- Richard Mentor Johnson

One great object of the Constitution was to restrain
majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.
- James K. Polk

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

The constitution is the ultimate custodian of social
will and its making should be accorded all due diligence.
- Mwai Kibaki

 

We need an amendment that gives us the right to vote
protected by the federal government and the Constitution.
- Al Sharpton

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

What I am for is justice for everyone,
just like it says in the Constitution.
- Richard Pryor

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Our nation is being led astray by ungodly judges,
mayors and governors, who are given to change,
defying the Constitution and substituting their own wicked agendas.
- David Wilkerson

We have to worry about protecting the Constitution.
- Karen Hughes

This is a time for a national conversation.
A conversation about the document that binds us as a nation and a people.
That document, of course, is the Constitution.
- Mike DeWine

I cannot believe that the American people and the people
they elected would use the Constitution to stifle any group's rights.
- Jean O'Leary

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

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

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

Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency,
that we have one country, one constitution,
one destiny.
- Daniel Webster

The basic premise of the Constitution was a separation
of powers and a system of checks and balances because
man was perceived as a fallen creature and would always yearn for more power.
- Roy Moore

A Constitution should be short and obscure.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
- George Washington

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

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

None of us takes amending the Constitution lightly.
The plain fact is this amendment has been exhaustively
studied and it really is time to act.
- Sam Brownback

I am sworn to uphold the Constitution as Andy Johnson
understands it and interprets it.
- Andrew Johnson

I'm a little skeptical about using the Constitution this way,
but I also believe marriage is between a man and a
woman and that the courts shouldn't legislate this matter.
- Pete Coors

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

Most faults are not in our Constitution,
but in ourselves.
- Ramsey Clark

The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech
is the friend of change and revolution.
But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
- Hugo Black

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

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

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

Howard Phillips of the Constitution Party asked me
to consider seriously running for president in 2008 and I am doing so.
- Jerome Corsi

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

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

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

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 Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.
- William O. Douglas

The miners lost because they had only the constitution.
The other side had bayonets.
In the end, bayonets always win.
- Mother Jones

We current justices read the Constitution in the only way that we can:
as 20th-century Americans.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

The U.S.
Constitution is the basic framework for the greatest democracy on Earth.
Some of my colleagues find it easy to amend it.
I don't.
- Byron Dorgan

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

Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have
security for the country and help draft a democratic
constitution as soon as possible.
- Jalal Talabani

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

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 deem it established, then, that the Constitution
does not recognize property in man,
but leaves that question, as between the states,
to the law of nature and of nations.
- William H. Seward

The relationship between press and politician -
protected by the Constitution and designed to be happily adversarial -
becomes sour,
raw and confrontational.
- Roger Mudd

We have to think outside the box, inside the Constitution,
find ways to do things that will elevate our security,
reduce the risk of the incidence of terrorist attack.
- John Ashcroft

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

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

Even though Article IV of the Constitution says that
treaties are the 'supreme law of the land,'
in most instances they're not even law.
- Sonia Sotomayor

The current Michigan Constitution was written in 1961 and '62.
- John Engler

Among the expected glories of the Constitution,
next to the abolition of Slavery was that of Rum.
- George Clymer

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.
- Andrew Jackson

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

Only we, the public, can force our representatives
to reverse their abdication of the war powers that
the Constitution gives exclusively to the Congress.
- Daniel Ellsberg

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

The pursuit of happiness is in our Constitution.
We're all entitled to have the best we can.
- Loretta Swit

I think that the proposed constitution is one of the
European legal documents with the strongest social
dimension I have seen since I began following European issues.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

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

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

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

The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S.
House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S.
Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty.
- Bill McCollum

But in view of the constitution, in the eye of the law,
there is in this country no superior,
dominant, ruling class of citizens.
There is no caste here.
- John Marshall Harlan

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 Constitution was about a limitation on power.
- Roy Moore

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

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

I believe realism is nothing but an analysis of reality.
Film scripts have a synthetical constitution.
- Manuel Puig

That's the key: get the constitution in place.
Get rule of law in place, capital will come,
electricity will follow.
- Steve King

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

The Constitution of the United States was made by white men,
the citizens and representatives of twelve slaveholding
and one non-slaveholding State;
and it was made for white men.
- John H. Reagan

Working Americans who believe in our country and who
believe in our Constitution are saying,
'Enough is enough!'
- John Boehner

Nothing that we have authorized conflicts with any
law regarding privacy or any provision of the constitution.
- John Ashcroft


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