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Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents. Peter Latham
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go. William Shakespeare
A President could be impeached only for an error of the heart, and not of the head. James Iredell
It is arrogant to pretend that ... we can gauge accurately the intent of the Framers [of the Constitution] on application of principle to specific, contemporary questions. William J. Brennan, Jr.
Whatever may have been the intention of the framers of a constitution, or of a law, that intention is to be sought for in the instrument itself, according to the usual and established rules of construction. James Madison
If the innocent people who died in the attack on Afghanistan, and those who have been dying from lack of food and medical care in Iraq, are considered collaterals, are not the 3,000 who died in New York and the 200 in Bali also just collaterals, whose deaths are necessary for the operations to succeed? Mohamad Mahathir
Don't talk of what you're "going to do!" Do it! William Morris Hunt
It is very difficult for us to assess intent, so we have to work back from actions. Michael Hayden
Power may be defined as the production of intended effects Bertrand Russell
The constitution of the United States is to receive a reasonable interpretation of its language, and its powers, keeping in view the objects and purposes, for which those powers were conferred. By a reasonable interpretation, we mean, that in case the words are susceptible of two different senses, the one strict, the other more enlarged, that should be adopted, which is most consonant with the apparent objects and intent of the Constitution Joseph Story
When an article in the Egyptian criminal code says that if a woman is beaten by her husband “with good intentions” no punitive damages can be obtained, then to hell with political correctness. Mona Eltahawy
I am convinced that the minimum-wage law is the most anti-Negro law on our statute books—in its effect, not its intent. Milton Friedman