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#1. The real object of the First Amendment was not to countenance, much less advance Mohammedanism, or Judaism or infidelity, by prostrating Christianity; but ... to prevent any national ecclesiastical establishment which should give to a hierarchy the exclusive patronage of the national government. - Author: Joseph Story
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#2. Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them. - Author: Joseph Story
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#3. In the next place, the state governments are, by the very theory of the constitution, essential constituent parts of the general government. They can exist without the latter, but the latter cannot exist without them. - Author: Joseph Story
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#4. And it is no less true, that personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice. - Author: Joseph Story
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#5. It is important also to consider, that the surest means of avoiding war is to be prepared for it in peace. - Author: Joseph Story
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#6. There never has been a period of history, in which the Common Law did not recognize Christianity as lying at its foundation. - Author: Joseph Story
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#7. A government, forever changing and changeable, is, indeed, in a state bordering upon anarchy and confusion. - Author: Joseph Story
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#8. Be brief, be pointed, let your matter standLucid in order, solid and at hand;Spend not your words on trifles but condense;Strike with the mass of thought, not drops of sense;Press to close with vigor, once begun,And leave, (how hard the task!) leave off, when done. - Author: Joseph Story
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#9. He who seeks equity must do equity. - Author: Joseph Story
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#10. A new invention to poison people ... is not a patentable invention. - Author: Joseph Story
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#11. No man can well doubt the propriety of placing a president of the United States under the most solemn obligations to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution. - Author: Joseph Story
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#12. Every successive generation becomes a living memorial of our public schools, and a living example of their excellence. - Author: Joseph Story
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#13. If the Constitution is a compact, then the States have a right to secede. - Author: Joseph Story
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#14. Piety, religion, and morality are intimately connected with the well being of that state, and indispensable to the administration of civil justice. - Author: Joseph Story
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#15. I verily believe Christianity necessary to the support of civil society. One of the beautiful boasts of our municipal jurisprudence is that Christianity is a part of the Common Law ... There never has been a period in which the Common Law did not recognize Christianity as lying its foundations. - Author: Joseph Story
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#16. I know of no power, indeed, of which a free people ought to be more jealous, than of that of levying taxes and duties. - Author: Joseph Story
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#17. It was under a solemn consciousness of the dangers from ecclesiastical ambition, the bigotry of spiritual pride, and the intolerance of sects ... that is was deemed advisable to exclude from the national government all power to act upon the subject. - Author: Joseph Story
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#18. Marriage is treated by all civilized societies as a peculiar and favored contract. It is in its origin a contract of natural law ... It is the parent, and not the child of society; the source of civility and a sort of seminary of the republic. - Author: Joseph Story
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#19. In a general sense, all contributions imposed by the government upon individuals for the service of the state, are called taxes, by whatever name they may be known, whether by the name of tribute, tythe, tallage, impost, duty, gabel, custom, subsidy, aid, supply, excise, or other name. - Author: Joseph Story
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#20. The First Amendment was not intended to withdraw the Christian religion as a whole from the protection of Congress. - Author: Joseph Story
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#21. It should therefore be difficult in a republic to declare war; but not to make peace. - Author: Joseph Story
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#22. So that the executive and legislative branches of the national government depend upon, and emanate from the states. Every where the state sovereignties are represented; and the national sovereignty, as such, has no representation. - Author: Joseph Story
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#23. Human wisdom is the aggregate of all human experience, constantly accumulating, selecting, and reorganizing its own materials. - Author: Joseph Story
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#24. A feeble executive implies a feeble execution of the government. - Author: Joseph Story
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#25. Here shall the Press the People's right maintain, Unaw'd by influence and unbrib'd by gain; Here patriot Truth her glorious precepts draw, Pledg'd to Religion, Liberty, and Law. - Author: Joseph Story
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#26. I will not say with Lord Hale, that "The Law will admit of no rival" ... but I will say that it is a jealous mistress, and requires a long and constant courtship. It is not to be won by trifling favors, but by lavish homage. - Author: Joseph Story
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#27. How easily men satisfy themselves that the Constitution is exactly what they wish it to be - Author: Joseph Story
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#28. A feeble execution is but another phrase for a bad execution; and a government ill executed, whatever may be its theory, must, in practice, be a bad government. - Author: Joseph Story
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#29. This provision (the 4th Amendment) speaks for itself. Its plain object is to secure the perfect enjoyment of that great right of the common law, that a man's house shall be his own castle, privileged against all civil and military intrusion. - Author: Joseph Story
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#30. [The necessary and proper clause] neither enlarges any power specifically granted; nor is it a grant of any new power to Congress; But it is merely a declaration, for the removal of all uncertainty, that the means of carrying into execution those otherwise granted are included in the grant. - Author: Joseph Story
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#31. To secure integrity there must a lofty sense of duty and a deep responsibility to future times as well as to God. - Author: Joseph Story
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#32. How much more do they deserve our reverence and praise, whose lives are devoted to the formation of institutions, which, when they and their children are mingled in the common dust, may continue to cherish the principles and the practice of liberty in perpetual freshness and vigour. - Author: Joseph Story
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#33. The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic ... - Author: Joseph Story
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#34. One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms. - Author: Joseph Story
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#35. Men, to act with vigour and effect, must have time to mature measures, and judgment and experience, as to the best method of applying them. They must not be hurried on to their conclusions by the passions, or the fears of the multitude. They must deliberate, as well as resolve. - Author: Joseph Story
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