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If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought—not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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12 days ago

We may be tossed upon an ocean where we can see no land—nor, perhaps, the sun or stars. But there is a chart and a compass for us to study, to consult, and to obey. That chart is the Constitution.

Daniel Webster

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12 days ago

The American Constitution, one of the few modern political documents drawn up by men who were forced by the sternest circumstances to think out what they really had to face, instead of chopping logic in a university classroom.

George Bernard Shaw

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12 days ago

There can be no prescription old enough to supersede the Law of Nature and the grant of God Almighty, who has given to all men a natural right to be free, and they have it ordinarily in their power to make themselves so, if they please.

James Otis

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12 days ago

I think your slogan Liberty or Death is splendid and whichever one you decide on will be all right with me.

Alexander Woollcott

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12 days ago

The self-evident truths announced in the Declaration of Independence are not truths at all, if taken literally; and the practical conclusions contained in the same passage of that Declaration prove that they were never designed to be so received.

William Pinkney

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12 days ago

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and governments to gain ground.

Thomas Jefferson

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Nature intended me for the tranquil pursuits of science, by rendering them my supreme delight. But the enormities of the times in which I have lived have forced me to commit myself on the boisterous ocean of political passions.

Thomas Jefferson

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12 days ago

Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin

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12 days ago

That at any rate is the theory of our Constitution. It is an experiment, as all life is an experiment.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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13 days ago

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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13 days ago

Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision.

Richard Armey

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13 days ago

Fortune helps fools

Proverb

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13 days ago

The mind is a Rascal! It stops us from being the Soul. We need to be Conscious of the Truth, and we must take Control.

AiR

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13 days ago

Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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13 days ago

All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.

H. L. Mencken

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13 days ago

If we've learned anything in the past quarter century, it is that we cannot federalize virtue.

George H. W. Bush

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13 days ago

The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.

George Washington

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13 days ago

We are so concerned to flatter the majority that we lose sight of how very often it is necessary, in order to preserve freedom for the minority, let alone for the individual, to face that majority down.

William F. Buckley Jr.

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13 days ago

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.

Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

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13 days ago

That which we call sin in others is experiment for us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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13 days ago

No loss by flood and lightning, no destruction of cities and temples by hostile forces of nature, has deprived man of so many noble lives and impulses as those which his intolerance has destroyed.

Helen Keller

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13 days ago

Why doesn't everybody leave everybody else the hell alone?

Jimmy Durante

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13 days ago

If we cannot end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

John F. Kennedy

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13 days ago

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