Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Andrew Johnson (180875)
Amendments to the Constitution ought to not be too frequently made; [if] continually tinkered with it would lose all its prestige and dignity, and the old instrument would be lost sight of altogether in a short time.
President ANDREW JOHNSON, speech in front of the White House, February 22, 1866.Andrew Johnson Papers, Library of Congress.