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Page 3 - are slaves who fear to speak For the fallen and the weak; They are slaves who will not choose Hatred, scoffing and abuse Rather than in silence shrink From the truth they needs must think. They are slaves who dare not be In the right with two or three. —James Russell Lowell.
Page 147 - they form a social compact, are equal, and have certain inherent and indefeasible rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life, and liberty, of acquiring, possessing and protecting property and reputation, and of pursuing their own happiness. And
Page 147 - that no man shall be taken or imprisoned, or disseized of his freehold, liberties or privileges, or outlawed or exiled, or in any manner deprived of his life, liberty or property, but by the judgment of his peers, or the law of the land. The
Page 244 - Whatever is injurious to health, or indecent, or offensive to the senses, or an obstruction to the free use of property, so as essentially to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property, is a nuisance, and the subject of an action.
Page 66 - everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed. "Consequently, he who moulds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to be executed.
Page 29 - very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps. Their maxim is, 'Boni judicis est
Page 145 - A statute which should attempt to authorize prize fighting would, most certainly, be opposed to the spirit of the constitution, and, indeed, to that of the law itself, long since defined to be 'A rule of civil conduct, prescribed by the supreme power of a state, commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong.'
Page 76 - in their nature, fundamental, which belong of right to citizens of all free governments, and which have, at all times, been enjoyed by the citizens of the several states which compose the Union, from the time of their becoming free, independent and sovereign, and, considering these privileges,
Page 214 - therefore, a statute purporting to have been enacted to protect the public health, the public morals, or the public safety, has no real or substantial relation to those objects, or is a palpable invasion of rights secured by the fundamental law, it is the duty of the courts to so adjudge, and thereby give effect to the constitution.