Constitution Quotes

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
- Abraham Lincoln

Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.
- Andrew Johnson

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

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

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

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
- Learned Hand

If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government.
- Tommy Franks

Progressivism is the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution, and it was designed to eat the Constitution, to progress past the Constitution.
- Glenn Beck

To me, to be a conservative means to conserve the good parts of America and to conserve our Constitution.
- Ron Paul

Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.
- Gerald R. Ford

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

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

It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The critical point is that the Constitution places the right of silence beyond the reach of government.
- William O. Douglas

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

The American Constitution is the greatest governing document, and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest.
- Stephen Ambrose

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

If the constitution goes, I go.
- Kamisese Mara

The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.
- John Ciardi

The Constitution was about a limitation on power.
- Roy Moore

The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.
- James Madison

The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
- Benjamin Franklin

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
- Benjamin Franklin

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
- Benjamin Franklin

The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
- Billy Graham

A Constitution should be short and obscure.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state.
- Aristotle

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
- John Adams

The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators.
- Will Rogers

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.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer. He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.
- James Madison

The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
- James Madison

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

One country, one constitution, one destiny.
- Daniel Webster

I always made my food congenial to my constitution, and my health was always excellent.
- Giacomo Casanova

The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
- Samuel Adams

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
- Samuel Adams

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 was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States.
- Andrew Jackson

The Constitution and the laws are supreme and the Union indissoluble.
- Andrew Jackson

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

The Constitution does not just protect those whose views we share; it also protects those with whose views we disagree.
- Edward Kennedy

To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation's sweetest dreams of itself.
- Leonard Cohen

We shouldn't have to be burdened with all the technicalities that come up from time to time with shrewd, smart lawyers interpreting what the laws or what the Constitution may or may not say.
- Dan Quayle

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

It matters enormously to a successful democratic society like ours that we have three branches of government, each with some independence and some control over the other two. That's set out in the Constitution.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

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

It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Well for one, the 13th amendment to the constitution of the US which abolished slavery - did not abolish slavery for those convicted of a crime.
- Angela Davis

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

There is nothing new in the realization that the Constitution sometimes insulates the criminality of a few in order to protect the privacy of us all.
- Antonin Scalia

Just talk to me as a father - not what the Constitution says. What do you feel?
- Joe Biden

If I am confirmed, I will commit to show Heller and the principles articulated in it the full measure of respect that is due to all constitution decisions of the court.
- Elena Kagan

In the name of the constitution of Texas, which has been trampled upon, I refuse to take this oath. I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her.
- Sam Houston

Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
- Thomas Hardy

The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens.
- Wendell Willkie

A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

As a member of this court I am not justified in writing my private notions of policy into the Constitution, no matter how deeply I may cherish them or how mischievous I may deem their disregard.
- Felix Frankfurter

The ultimate touchstone of constitutionality is the Constitution itself and not what we have said about it.
- Felix Frankfurter

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

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