constitution

A Quote by Socrates on body, constitution, good, knowledge, labor, mind, and pleasure

A man should inure himself to voluntary labor, and not give up to indulgence and pleasure, as they beget no good constitution of body nor knowledge of mind.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Sir William Blackstone on constitution and principles

That the king can do no wrong, is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution.

Sir William Blackstone (1723 - 1780)

Source: Commentaries on the Laws of England

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A Quote by Shana Alexander on america, constitution, custom, jobs, luck, presidency, rules, wives, and women

Roughly speaking, the President of the United States knows what his job is. Constitution and custom spell it out, for him as well as for us. His wife has no such luck. The First Lady has no rules; rather each new woman must make her own.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: The Feminine Eye, 1966

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on america, citizenship, constitution, and people

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 (1722 - 1803)

Source: 1788

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on ancestry, cheating, constitution, country, danger, diligence, duty, freedom, generations, men, struggle, suffering, present, violence, worth, and elightenment

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

Source: Article published in 1771.

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A Quote by Salmon P. Chase on composers and constitution

The Constitution, in all its provisions, looks to an indestructible Union composed of indestructible States.

Salmon P. Chase (1808 - 1873)

Source: Decision in Texas v. White, Wallace, 725.

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A Quote by Rush H. Limbaugh III on conservatism, constitution, liberals, and quotations

What's the difference between a liberal and a conservative? A liberal will interpret the constitution, a conservative will quote it!

Rush Limbaugh (1951 -)

Source: Carl of Mesa AZ

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A Quote by Judge Ronald Buckwalter on agreement, body, citizenship, constitution, crime, deals, democracy, government, heart, play, relationships, speech, and survival

This statute, all parties agree, deals with protected speech, the preservation of which has been extolled by court after court in case after case as the keystone, the bulwark, the very heart of our democracy. What is more, the [Communications Decency Act] attempts to regulate protected speech through criminal sanctions, thus implicating not only the First but also the Fifth Amendment of our Constitution. The concept of due process is every bit as important to our form of government as is free speech. If free speech is at the heart of our democracy, then surely due process is the very lifeblood of our body politic; for without it, democracy could not survive. Distilled to its essence, due process is, of course, nothing more and nothing less than fair play. If our citizens cannot rely on fair play in their relationship with their government, the stature of our government as a shining example of democracy would be greatly diminished.

Ronald Buckwalter

Source: 1996, ACLU, et al., v. Janet Reno, 96-963 and ALA, et al., v. Dept. of Justice, 96-1458

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on constitution, good, laws, names, nature, and sacred

No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my own constitution; the only wrong what is against it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on constitution

The only right is what is after my constitution; the only wrong is what is against it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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