Constitution Quotes

No: I am not tired. I have a curious constitutio...

No: I am not tired. I have a curious constitution. I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely...Arthur Conan Doyle
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β€œOne ought to avoid all unnecessary worry and exciting thoughts, and to cultivate a firm ...

β€œOne ought to avoid all unnecessary worry and exciting thoughts, and to cultivate a firm tranquility of mind. Melancholy reflections will in no way influence fate, whereas one may weaken the constitution by the waste of energy while indulging in them.” - George Hackenschmidt
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"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall g...

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln, inaugural speech
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The Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just li...

The Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms. ...Samuel Adams
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"We place our hopes to much on laws and courts and constitutions and tha...

"We place our hopes to much on laws and courts and constitutions and that these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it." -Learned Hand
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"Having principle often takes you to a pl...

"Having principle often takes you to a place that you do not want to be." --Professor Jonathan Turley, US Constitutional Law Expert
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"The Constitution gives every Ame...

"The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself." β€” John Ciardi
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Memories lost in a nation's sleep, in the dreams of ...

Memories lost in a nation's sleep, in the dreams of contented sheep, can we ever hope to find solutions? When our country has sold the Constitution ~Agnostic Front
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"There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution...

"There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president." β€” Kurt Vonnegut
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"The Constitution gives every Ame...

"The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself." β€” John Ciardi
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Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, ...

Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace must be constructed. UNESCO Constitution
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We have a constitutional inversion, now ... the admini...

We have a constitutional inversion, now ... the administrative agencies of the executive branch are writing law, and the legislative branch is behaving like a courtroom.
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"Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws...

"Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt." β€”Samuel Adams (1749)
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"Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the...

"Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed." - The Preamble to the Constitution of UNESCO.
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Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody fr...

Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth. -Will Rogers
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β€œWhy don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybo...

β€œWhy don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years we will have the smartest people on earth.”--Will Rogers
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I prefer someone who burns the flag, and wraps themsel...

I prefer someone who burns the flag, and wraps themselves up in the constitution over someone who burns the constitution and wraps themselves up in the flag. ~Molly Ivins
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"We place our hopes to much on laws and courts and constitutions and tha...

"We place our hopes to much on laws and courts and constitutions and that these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it." -Learned Hand
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"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, ea...

"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." -John Adams
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"Trust no man with too much government powe...

"Trust no man with too much government power. Instead bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution." β€” Thomas Jefferson
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"...[L]et us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the ...

"...[L]et us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed." - Thom. Jefferson
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β€œThe Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrai...

β€œThe Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” ― Patrick Henry
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"The ache of every man to touch his potential is the ...

"The ache of every man to touch his potential is the throb that beats out the truth of the American Declaration of Independence and the Constitution." – Marion Barry
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"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, ea...

"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." John Adams
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β€œNeither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime where...

β€œNeither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” (Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution)
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β€œThe President does not have power under the Constitution to unilater...

β€œThe President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” - Barack Obama, 2008
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"War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the...

"War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution and brings men into such swift and close collision, in critical moments, that man measures man." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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β€œIt is a fair summary of constitutional history that the landma...

β€œIt is a fair summary of constitutional history that the landmarks of our liberties have often been forged in cases involving not very nice people.” -- Felix Frankfurter (US Supreme Court Justice)
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"Our never ending war on terror is bound...

"Our never ending war on terror is bound to have a few casualties, one of them happens to be the constitution." Stephen Colbert
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"...that the monstrous collection of platitudes which they call a Constitution, which is ...

"...that the monstrous collection of platitudes which they call a Constitution, which is worse than useless because it can be twisted to mean anything you please by crooked lawyers and grafting politicos, is the ultimate human wisdom. Well, it ain't..." -- Sir Harry Flashman
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"Changes in any constitution originate, without e...

"Changes in any constitution originate, without exception, within the ruling class itself, and only when this class becomes the seat of disunion" - Plato
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"Thank God, under our Constitution th...

"Thank God, under our Constitution there was no connection between church and state."- 11th US President James K. Polk
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"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies th...

"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
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"A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what ...

"A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote."--Benjamin Franklin.
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