“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union…” – Preamble of the United States Constitution

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.” – Patrick Henry

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

“A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State…” – 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution

“I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the farewell address of Washington. I have often pondered over the dangers which were incurred by the men who assembled here and framed and adopted that Declaration of Independence. I have pondered over the toils that were endured by the officers and soldiers of the army, who achieved that Independence.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.” – Ronald Reagan

“Our Constitution is a document in which ‘We the People’ tell the government what it is allowed to do. ‘We the People’ are free.” – Ronald Reagan

“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.” – George Washington

“The Constitution… meant that its coordinate branches should be checks on each other. But the opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch.” – Thomas Jefferson

“With those who wish to think amiss of me, I have learned to be perfectly indifferent; but where I know a mind to be ingenuous, and to need only truth to set it to rights, I cannot be passive.” – Thomas Jefferson

“The Constitution is the sole source and guarantor of our liberties, and its preservation should be the first duty of every American citizen.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Constitutional interpretation must remain anchored in the text and original understanding of the Constitution. A judge must interpret the Constitution and laws as written and not impose personal opinions, wishes, or political beliefs.” – Clarence Thomas

“The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity—unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.” – Henry Clay

“The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution.” – Abraham Lincoln

“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

“The framing of a constitution which should be neither unchangeably fixed nor subject to change without the action of the people.” – Benjamin Franklin

“The Constitution does not just protect those whose views we share; it also protects those with whose views we disagree.” – Edward Kennedy

“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.” – George Washington

“The American Constitution is, so far as I can see, the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man.” – William Gladstone

“The direction we’re going in is perhaps even a threat to our constitutional democracy.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“It has been often said that whosoever will not reason is a bigot; he cannot be a bigot if he will reason.” – William Paley