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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Melville Weston Fuller (1833–1910)
QUOTATION: Our form of government may remain notwithstanding legislation or decision, but, as long ago observed, it is with governments, as with religion, the form may survive the substance of the faith.
ATTRIBUTION: Chief Justice MELVILLE W. FULLER, dissenting, the Lottery Case, 188 U.S. 375 (1903).
SUBJECTS: Government