„The heart has its reasons,” as Pascal famously said, „that reason does not know”. Good enough. And those heartfelt reasons deserve a hearing. But when they defy reason, the meaning of the living by the rule of law is that reason should prevail.
Laurent H. Tribe
(Sounding and Silences în The Invisible Constitution in Comparative Perspective (coord. R. Dixon, A. Stone, Cambridge University Press, 2018, la p. 28. Acest capitol este disponibil și sub formă de articol (2016) ce poate fi descărcat gratuit aici)