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No provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to man than that which protects the rights of conscience against the enterprises of the civil authority. - Thomas Jefferson


The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. - Benjamin Franklin


The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself. - Benjamin Franklin


We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. - Abraham Lincoln


Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner. - Joseph Addison


I believe that justice is instinct and innate; the moral sense is as much a part of our constitution as the threat of feeling, seeing and hearing. - Thomas Jefferson


The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people. - William O. Douglas


We current justices read the Constitution in the only way that we can: as 20th-century Americans. - William Joseph Brennan, Jr.


The critical point is that the Constitution places the right of silence beyond the reach of government. - William O. Douglas