Constitution Quotes

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

It is during our most challenging and uncertain moments that our nation’s commitment to due process is most severely tested, and it is in those times that we must preserve our commitment at home to the principles for which we fight abroad.

Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts – not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

The American constitutions were to liberty, what a grammar is to language: they define its parts of speech, and practically construct them into syntax.

A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people.

The Constitution is the origin and measure of legislative authority. It says to legislators, thus far ye shall go and no farther. Not a particle of it should be shaken; not a pebble of it should be removed.

Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars . This, our Convention understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us.

It is the exclusive province of congress to change a state of peace into a state of war.

In questions of power, let no more be said of confidence in Man, but bind him down with the chains of the Constitution.

Constitutions and laws will prevail over much, and allegiance to them is a high duty, but when they come into conflict with a deep-rooted moral sentiment, and with the principles of liberty and humanity, they must be modified, or else they will be broken to pieces.