Quotations The Best Quotes About Principles  

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

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To abandon oneself to principles is really to die -- and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love. Albert Camus

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You can't live principals you can't understand. Stephen Covey

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The highest principles for our aspirations and judgments are given to us in the Jewish-Christian religious tradition. Albert Einstein

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

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Obey the principles without being bound by them. Bruce Lee

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The principles which men give to themselves end by overwhelming their noblest intentions. Albert Camus

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In matters of principals, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current. Thomas Jefferson

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Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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Americans are willing to go to enormous trouble and expense defending their principles with arms, very little trouble and expense advocating them with words. Temperamentally we are ready to die for certain principles (or, in the case of overripe adults, send youngsters to die), but we show little inclination to advertise the reasons for dying. E. B. White

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Principles aren't of much account anyway, except at election time. After that you hang them up to let them season. Mark Twain

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It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. Adlai Stevenson I

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The proclamation and repetition of first principles is a constant feature of life in our democracy. Active adherence to these principles, however, has always been considered un-American. We recipients of the boon of liberty have always been ready, when faced with discomfort, to discard any and all first principles of liberty, and, further, to indict those who do not freely join with us in happily arrogating those principles. David Mamet

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I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world. Oscar Wilde

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Every principle is a judgment, every judgment the outcome of experience, and experience is only acquired by the exercise of the senses; whence it follows that religious principles bear upon nothing whatever and are not in the slightest innate. Ignorance and fear, you will repeat to them, ignorance and fear -- those are the twin bases of every religion. Marquis de Sade

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Almost anything that can be praised or advocated has been put to some disgusting use. There is no principle, however immaculate, that has not had its compromising manipulator. Wyndham Lewis

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

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Principal is a passion for truth!

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People must have righteous principles in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions. Martin Luther

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Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

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Prosperity is the best protector of principle. Mark Twain