Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Quotes About ConstitutionQuotes about: Constitution
The provisions of the Constitution are not mathematical formulas having their essence in their form; they are organic, living institutions transplanted from English soil. Their significance is vital, not formal; it is to be gathered not simply by taking the words and a dictionary, but by considering their origin and the line of their growth.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
- Born: March 8, 1841
- Died: March 6, 1935
- Occupation: Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
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