Decoders: Webster's Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations DeclarativesWhen I signed the Declaration of Independence I had in view not only our independence from England but the toleration of all sects.ndash;Charles CarrollMen speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws.ndash;Calvin CoolidgeNature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.ndash;William DurantIn the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.ndash;Henry Van DykeHumor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.ndash;Roman GaryI do not think the United States would come to an end if we lost our power to declare an Act of Congress void. I do think the Union would be imperiled if we could not make that declaration as to the laws of the several States.ndash;Oliver Wendell HolmesWhen the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.ndash;Martin Luther King, Jr.Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers.ndash;Gerald LiebermanDeclaratives ndash; DecreeWe decree and order that from now on, and for all time, Christians shall not eat or drink with Jews, nor admit them to feasts, nor cohabit with them, nor bathe with them.ndash;Eugenius IVThis momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice.ndash;Martin Luther King, Jr.
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