1. 10

    Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many and varied interests.

    39
  2. 9

    Whenever you hear a man prating about the Constitution, spot him as a traitor.

    45
  3. 8

    Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.

    51
  4. 7

    Let us look forward to the time when we can take the flag of our country and nail it below the Cross, and there let it wave as it waved in the olden times, and let us gather around it and inscribed for our motto: 'Liberty and Union, one and inseparable, now and forever,' and exclaim, 'Christ first, our country next!'

    52
  5. 6

    It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.

    57
  6. 5

    Washington, DC is 12 square miles bordered by reality.

    58
  7. 4

    The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people.

    59
  8. 3

    Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects.

    90
  9. 2

    When I die, I desire no better winding sheet than the Stars and Stripes, and no softer pillow than the Constitution of my country.

    110
  10. 1

    If blacks were given the right to vote, that would place every splay-footed, bandy-shanked, hump-backed, thick-lipped, flat-nosed, woolly-headed, ebon-colored in the country upon an equality with the poor white man.

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  11. Last Update: 6 December 2022

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