Saturday, January 14, 2006

Quotes of the Day (I)

(When I started as a speechwriter, I began keeping a journal of interesting quotes I came across in my readings, in theory to use for future speeches. I will periodically share some of the more interesting quotes, not all of which I will necessarily agree with).

"The circumstances that endanger the safety of nations are infinite and for this reason, no constitutional shackles can wisely be imposed on the power to which the care of it is committed."

Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 23

"The Constitution is not in its application in all respects the same in cases of rebellion or invasion involving the public safety, as it is in times of profound peace and public security."

Abraham Lincoln, 1863