Look through the whole history of countries professing the Romish religion, and you will uniformly find the leaven of this besetting and accursed principle of action—that the end will sanction any means.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), British poet, critic. repr. In Collected Works, ed. Kathleen Coburn, vol. 14 (1990). Table Talk, Aug. 6, 1831, published in Specimens of the Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ed. Henry Nelson Coleridge (1835).