quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Though liberty is established by law, we must be vigilant, for liberty to enslave us is always present under that very liberty. Our Constitution speaks of the "general welfare of the people." Under that phrase all sorts of excesses can be employed by lusting tyrants to make us bondsmen.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Us constitution quote No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed;

as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.

To consider judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions is a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.

Us constitution quote Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

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.

If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one.

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.

Us constitution quote It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.

It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.

The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.

Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties.

From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known;

our Constitution works. And during Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one - absolutely no one - is above the law.

Us constitution quote Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known;

our Constitution works. And during Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one - absolutely no one - is above the law.

The Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.

Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.

Us constitution quote While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what li

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.

We can't forget what happened on May 4th, 1970, when four students gave up their lives because they had the American constitutional right of peaceful protest. They gave up their lives. And to sing that song in that spot on that anniversary was very emotional for us.

The government was set to protect man from criminals, and the Constitution was written to protect man from the government.

I would not look to the United States Constitution if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012.

Us constitution quote There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealous

There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.

Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution.

Let us not make it a blank paper by construction.

We are all equal children before our mother;

and India asks each one of us, in whatsoever role we play in the complex drama of nation-building, to do our duty with integrity, commitment and unflinching loyalty to the values enshrined in our Constitution.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.

Us constitution quote If nothing saves us from death, may love at least save us from life.

If nothing saves us from death, may love at least save us from life.

[Our Constitution] is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.

I really want Congress to do its job, the constitutional power that they have, to halt an imperial presidency, to halt this fundamental transformation of America that is making us an unrecognizable mess of a nation at this time.

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.

Us constitution quote All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

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I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.

We do Him [God] honor in our pledge of allegiance, in all our public ceremonies.

There's nothing wrong with that. It is in the best of American traditions, and don't let anybody tell you otherwise. I think we have to fight that tendency of the secularists to impose it on all of us through the Constitution.

Of course I wrote most of the Constitution myself.

I remember hesitating for a long time over the US presidential system. But it wouldn't have done - we were too trained in English democracy to sit down under a dictatorship which is what the American system really is.

Us constitution quote Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of our

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.

In Pakistan lies our deliverance, defence and honour.

..In our solidarity, unity and discipline lie the strength, power and sanction behind us to carry on this fight successfully. No sacrifice should be considered too great. We shall never accept any future constitution on the basis of a united India.

We enjoy freedom and the rule of law on which it depends, not because we deserve it, but because others before us put their lives on the line to defend it.

Us constitution quote Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it eve

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.

If the General Government should be left dependent on the State Legislatures, it would be happy for us if we had never met in this room.

When the Constitution gave us the right to bear arms, it also made us responsible for using them properly. It's not fair of us as citizens to lean more heavily on one side of that equation than on the other.

No one - absolutely no one - is above the law.

Us constitution quote We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So

We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves.

Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Nearly every day on the television set the hero cop breaks into the bad guy's house and beats a confession out of him and we cheer on the cop. Propaganda smears our clear vision. It causes us to accept the diminishment of our constitutional protections as something to be lauded - after all, the cop was protecting us.

History teaches us that the capacity of things to get worse is limitless.

Roman history suggests that the short, happy life of the American republic may be coming to its end... the US will probably maintain a facade of constitutional government and drift along until financial bankruptcy overtakes it.

I imagine an America that can actually change.

That we become a nation that prospers again but without pillaging the resources of nations that make their people hate us. That we become a nation that, as the constitution says in its preamble, its very first paragraph, 'promotes the general welfare' of its people.

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