The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.
The proposed Constitution is, in strictness, neither a national nor a federal constitution; but a composition of both.
Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.
A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.
The Constitution is a figment of your imagination, held up to make people believe they have rights. I don't believe anybody in this country has rights.
There is a hearty Puritanism in the view of human nature which pervades the instrument of . It is the work of men who believed in original sin, and were resolved to leave open for transgressors no door which they could possibly shut.
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I knew her better than herself …and she was beautiful and strong and felt deep. It has always surprised me to see the way she saw herself; how little she thought about her person. It struck me as surprising because every single time I’ve seen her, I’ve thought her larger than life. And that’s why the world feared her. Because they couldn’t compare to her; she raised a new bar for others to be measured by. Because looking at the sun hurts…and she was that to me. My own piece of sky.
Aisha…is it wrong of me to wish you to break a leg? Into many tiny, little pieces? And when or if it heals…would it be too much to hope it ends up looking in the wrong direction…like backwards? Because I truly do. From the bottom of my little, black heart.” She crossed her fingers over said thing.