The Constitution is a delusion and a snare if the weakest and humblest man in the land cannot be defended in his right to speak and his right to think as much as the strongest in the land.
Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, will be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.
At me you smiled, but unbeguiled I saw the snare, and I retired: The daughter of a hundred Earls, You are not one to be desired.Tennyson
Spiritual pride is the worst of all pride, if it is not the worst snare of the devil. The heart is peculiarly deceitful on just this one thing.ichabod spencer
I would have these good people to recollect, that the laws of this country hold out to foreigners an offer of all that liberty of the press which Americans enjoy, and that, if this liberty be abridged, by whatever means it may be done, the laws and the constitution, and all together, is a mere cheat; a snare to catch the credulous and enthusiastic of every other nation; a downright imposition on the world.william cobbett
Ah! fraudful malice! how shall wisdom's care Escape the poison of thy gilded snare!william julius mickle
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. It is the peculiar snare of the perplexed orthodox, and soon Mr. Brumley was in a state of nearly unendurable moral indignation with Sir Isaac for a hundred exaggerations of what he was and of what conceivably he might have done to his silent yet manifestly unsuitably married wife.
It would be an absurdity in law to hold that if a man draws another into a snare, the party suffering should have no remedy by action.
Or light or dark, or short or tall, She sets a springe to snare them all: All's one to her above her fan She'd make sweet eyes at Caliban.thomas bailey aldrich
A delusion, a mockery, and a snare.
The splash and stir Of fountains spouted up and showering down In meshes of the jasmine and the rose: And all about us peal'd the nightingale, Rapt in her song, and careless of the snare.
What is this world? A net to snare the soule.