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Principles Quotes

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'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

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Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
- Abraham Lincoln

We must adjust to changing times
and still hold to unchanging principles.
- Jimmy Carter

 

A man is usually more careful of his money
than he is of his principles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man tends to treat all of his opinions as principles.
- Herbert Sebastian Agar

Love and esteem are the first principles of friendship;
it is always imperfect if either of these two are wanting.
- Eustace Budgell

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It is money, money, money!
Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
- Robert Byrd

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
- Ambrose Bierce

The principles of true art is not to portray,
but to evoke.
- Jerzy Kosinski

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
- George Jean Nathan

A family is a place where principles are hammered and
honed on the anvil of everyday living.
- Charles R. Swindoll

Voting is an expression of three key life principles -
CHOICE, INTENT, and ACTION.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace Corps helps promote global acceptance of the
principles of international peace and non-violent co-existence
among people of diverse cultures and systems of government.
- Sam Farr

Whenever two good people argue over principles,
they are both right.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

I also helped write the five-page statement of principles
that Civic Forum issued in late November.
That was the first public expression of what the new government wanted to do.
- Vaclav Klaus

Although...
the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen
by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures,
yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only,
but of the whole people of the United States.
- James K. Polk

If you look at the history of the American capital market,
there's probably no innovation more important than
the idea of generally accepted accountancy principles.
- Lawrence Summers

Ours is the age of substitutes: instead of language,
we have jargon: instead of principles,
slogans: and, instead of genuine ideas,
bright ideas.
- Eric Bentley

We pay a price when we deprive children of the exposure to the values,
principles, and education they need to make them good citizens.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Apart from a few simple principles, the sound and rhythm
of English prose seem to me matters where both writers
and readers should trust not so much to rules as to their ears.
- F. L. Lucas

General principles...
are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are to its leaves.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I pray God I may never be brought to the melancholy trial;
but,
if ever I should, it will then be known how far I can
reduce to practice principles which I know to be founded in truth.
- James Otis

The mongers brought them together upon a mutual surrender of their principles.
- Robert Toombs

Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.
- Henry Ward Beecher

To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs,
principles, values and policies.
So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.
- Margaret Thatcher

It's all very well to have principles,
but when it comes to money you have to be flexible.
- Eugene Ormandy

War kills men, and men deplore the loss;
but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants,
and so saves societies.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Trial by jury.
Live wherever you can make a living.
How could a government based on such principles fail?
- Stephen Ambrose

He that always gives way to others will end in having
no principles of his own.
- Aesop

No politician has ever yet been able to rule his country,
nor has any country ever yet been able to face the world,
upon the principles of the Sermon on the Mount.
- Frederick Scott Oliver

Buildings designed exclusively on scientific principles
will depress their occupants and constrain their creativity.
- Robert Evans

Some believe all that parents, tutors,
and kindred believe.
They take their principles by inheritance,
and defend them as they would their estates,
because they are born heirs to them.
- Alan Watts

Conquest is not in our principles.
It is inconsistent with our government.
- Thomas Jefferson

The principles upon which a safety lamp might be constructed
I stated to several persons long before Sir Humphrey
Davy came into this part of the country.
- George Stephenson

All universal moral principles are idle fancies.
- Marquis de Sade

After the turbulence of death, moral principles and
even religious proofs are called into question.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort,
the educational value of a good example and respect
for universal fundamental ethical principles.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Policies are many, Principles are few,
Policies will change, Principles never do.
- John C. Maxwell

Know the difference between principles based on right or wrong vs.
principles based on personal gain, and consider the
basis of your own principles.
- Marilyn vos Savant

In order every one in our homeland learns principles
of democracy and the peaceful transition of power,
and in order to stabilize and develop multiple choices in democratic practice.
- Ali A. Saleh

Thus self-love as one part of human nature,
and the several particular principles as the other part,
are, themselves, their objects and ends,
stated and shown.
- Joseph Butler

All the great things of humanity have been accomplished
in the name of absolute principles.
- Ernest Renan

Thanks to President Bush and Republican principles,
businesses now have more confidence to hire workers.
- John Doolittle

How natural that the errors of the ancient should be handed down and,
mixing with the principles and system which Christ taught,
give to us an adulterated Christianity.
- Olympia Brown

Our differences are policies; our agreements,
principles.
- William McKinley

And each of these perspectives comes to the same conclusion,
which is that our global economy is out of control
and performing contrary to basic principles of market economics.
- David Korten

Just because people are in authority,
if it doesn't seem right, don't do it.
If it violates your own principles, don't do it.
- Steve Chabot

Men are limited by the knowledge of their minds,
the worth of their characters and the principles upon
which they are building their lives.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
- William Cowper

My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism.
I put myself before the public voluntarily.
- Victoria Woodhull

Nature is my manifestation of God.
I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.
I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

When we deal with questions relating to principles
of law and their applications,
we do not suddenly rise into a stratosphere of icy certainty.
- Charles Evans Hughes

We should be exploring consciousness at the neural level and higher,
where the arrow of causal analysis points up toward
such principles as emergence and self-organization.
- Michael Shermer

This path that we are now starting will be long,
and we must follow it to remind ourselves of the great principles that,
in our understanding, should always inspire us.
- Marc Forne Molne

Tony Blair has turned his back on the principles he
claimed he believed in before he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with George W. Bush.
He was an entirely different kind of leader.
- Bianca Jagger

My guiding principles in life are to be honest,
genuine, thoughtful and caring.
- Prince William

The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism,
pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.
- George Berkeley

The principles we live by, in business and in social life,
are the most important part of happiness.
- Harry Harrison

Those who are rooted in the depths that are eternal
and unchangeable and who rely on unshakeable principles,
face change full of courage, courage based on faith.
- Emily Greene Balch

God, great principle of all minor principles,
God, who is Himself without a principle,
could not conceive Himself, if, in order to do it,
He required to know His own principle.
- Giacomo Casanova

Principles are a dangerous form of social dynamite.
- Katharine Anthony

I find that principles have no real force
except when one is well fed.
- Mark Twain

A people that values its privileges
above its principles
soon loses both.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The underlying principles of strategy are enduring,
regardless of technology or the pace of change.
- Michael Porter

Success in management and success in sport are derived
from the same basic principles.
- Will Carling

You are Americans.
You love this country.
Together we are entrusted with the principles that
represent mankind's greatest political and social achievement.
- Paul Tsongas

Damn your principles!
Stick to your party.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
- Jawaharlal Nehru


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