One of two quotations that opens the script of John Strand's play "The Originalist." It was attributed to Chief Justice John Marshall.
A truer concept never was spoken. So many people attempt to convey ideas. Yet people hear and see what they want to and often times miss the point of the author. That is perhaps one of the greatest failings of today's data-driven world. Email, text, social media - all of these forms of "communication" could be viewed as actually having broken down the lines of communication.
Remember this thought the next time you read something in print - do I see what the author intended? And be kind in your reply.