Est sapor et in paucis.... I am tempted to use the following in a statutory-interpretation context sometime, but probably won't:
There is power also in brevity.
But this is the usual way with perverse and ignorant heretics; yes, and by this time even with Psychics universally: to arm themselves with the opportune support of some one ambiguous passage, in opposition to the disciplined host of sentences of the entire document."The Secretary, like the 'perverse and ignorant heretics' whom Tertullian correctly criticized, ...."
(I am not sure who these "Psychics" were, but I think they may have been those who tolerated divorce and whose sexual morality was not up to Tertullian's gold standard, at least after he became a Montanist; the New Advent Encyclopedia simply equates the term with "catholics.")
... I am proud to report that, at least as of the evening of November 29, 2011, this humble site is the top Google hit for "perverse and ignorant heretics."