The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to 'create' rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting. William J. Brennan, Jr.
In a secular age, an authentic miracle must purport to be a hoax, in order to gain credit in the world. Angela Carter
The Olympic Games are highly commercialised. They purport to follow the traditions of an ancient athletics competition, but today it is the commercial aspect that is most apparent. I have seen how, through sport, cities and corporations compete against each other for financial gain. Ai Weiwei
Some in journalism consider themselves apart from and to some extent above the people they purport to serve. Brit Hume
We didn't set out to be educators or even scientists, and we don't purport that what we do is real science but we're demonstrating a methodology by which one can engage and satisfy your curiosity. Adam Savage