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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:332
AUTHOR:Andrew Johnson (1808–75)
QUOTATION: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.
ATTRIBUTION:President ANDREW JOHNSON, speech in front of the White House, February 22, 1866.—Andrew Johnson Papers, Library of Congress.
SUBJECTS:Constitution of the United States
 
 
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