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Principle Quotes
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Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Related topics: Values Life Human-Nature Psychology Acceptance

It is necessary for us to understand that
the only Active Principle is Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

Mind exists as a Principle in the universe,
just as electricity exists as a principle.
- Ernest Holmes

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
- Albert Schweitzer

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In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes


 

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.
- Richard Rogers

There is no principle worth the name
if it is not wholly good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man's country is not a certain area of land,
of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle
and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis

Here is my first principle of foreign policy:
good government at home.
- William E. Gladstone

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does
any harm to ask for what you want.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled
flow of words in an open forum.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

In principle, the great religions of the world
do not differ as much as they appear to.
- Ernest Holmes

There are many men of principle in both parties in America,
but there is no party of principle.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
- John Quincy Adams

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.
- Albert Pike

Health is the vital principle of bliss,
and exercise, of health.
- James Thomson

I have called this principle,
by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved,
by the term of Natural Selection.
- Charles Darwin

We are all born for love.
It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments
derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
- Adrian Cronauer

A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers:
you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems
and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent,
interpersonal relationships.
- Stephen Covey

Human beings exercise responsibilities within a social
setting and a framework of obligations which transcend
the principle of intelligence.
- Michael Polanyi

Moderation in temper is always a virtue;
but moderation in principle is always a vice.
- Thomas Paine

Israel has an important principle: It is only Israel
that is responsible for our security.
- Yitzhak Rabin

A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle,
gathering his like to him; wherever he goes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is only one principle of war and that's this.
Hit the other fellow, as quickly as you can,
as hard as you can, where it hurts him most,
when he ain't lookin'.
- William J. Slim

No man is fit to be a Senator...
unless he is willing to surrender his political life for great principle.
- Henry F. Ashurst

To light one candle to God and another to the Devil
is the principle of wisdom.
- Jose Bergamin

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
- Arthur Calwell

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue;
but moderation in principle is always a vice.
- Thomas Paine

I have also seen it stated that Capital punishment
is murder in its worst form.
I should like to know upon what principle of human
society these assertions are based and justified.
- Benjamin Tucker

Everybody's for democracy in principle.
It's only in practice that the thing gives rise to stiff objections.
- Meg Greenfield

Welfare distorts behavior, makes one less personally
responsible and reduces the role of private charity.
This principle applies to corporate welfare.
- Larry Elder

As to the Indians, the guiding principle was,
promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way.
- Stephen Ambrose

The most useful thing about a principle is that it
can always be sacrificed to expediency.
- W. Somerset Maugham

And hence he must be invisible; for a spirit cannot
be seen by the eye of man:
nor is there any thing in this principle contradictory to reason or experience.
- Adam Clarke

They enlarged the domains of commerce by treaties with all nations,
upon the great principle of equal justice to all nations,
and special favors to none.
- Robert Toombs

I think you need people of principle,
of character, that are leaders, that take stands on
important tough issues that will affect the future of this country.
- Sean Hannity

The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups.
A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
- The Buddha

I maintain that the House is bound by the Constitution
to receive the petitions;
after which,
it will take such method of deciding upon them as reason
and principle shall dictate.
- Caleb Cushing

To come to be you must have a vision of Being,
a Dream, a Purpose, a Principle.
You will become what your vision is.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Emancipation from every kind of bondage is my principle.
I go for recognition of human rights,
without distinction of sect, party, sex,
or color.
- Ernestine L. Rose

I don't think that has to be our choice...
This party was born in principle.
This party will die if it doesn't stand by its decision of principle.
- Alan Keyes

All human actions are equivalent...
and all are on principle doomed to failure.
- Carl Sandburg

We have now just enshrined, as soon as I sign this bill,
the core principle that everybody should have some
basic security when it comes to their healthcare.
- Barack Obama

If you ask me to compromise on principle,
I will get out the veto pen.
- Bill Owens

Another principle is, the deepest affections of our
hearts gather around some human form in which are incarnated
the living thoughts and ideas of the passing age.
- Matthew Simpson

I begin with the principle that all men are bores.
Surely no one will prove himself
so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Perseverance is an active principle,
and cannot continue to operate but under the influence of desire.
- William Godwin

Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without
becoming a principle of evil.
- Albert Camus

They fail to recognize the broad biological principle
that organic material is constantly being recycled.
Everything has a time of being - a birth,
a life span, and a death.
- Dixie Lee Ray

That the king can do no wrong is a necessary and fundamental
principle of the English constitution.
- William Blackstone

There can be no intelligent control of the lead danger
in industry unless it is based on the principle of
keeping the air clear from dust and fumes.
- Alice Hamilton

When applied to politics and taken to its extreme,
kitsch is the mask of death.
Fascism was all aesthetics.
There was no core principle to it.
There was no truth to it.
- John Cusack

What gets me excited is the original principle.
- Heston Blumenthal

The vast majority of politicians think they are functioning on high principle.
- George E. Brown, Jr.

Like the British Constitution, she owes her success
in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
- Thomas Hardy

Chinese civilisation is so systematic that wild animals
have been abolished on principle.
- Aleister Crowley

Islam is in principle egalitarian, and has always had problems with power.
- Mary Douglas

The principle of subordination is the great bond of
union and harmony through the universe.
- Catharine Beecher

On general principle, I boycott shows that don't employ actors.
- Aisha Tyler

A precedent embalms a principle.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Refuse to be ill.
Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself.
Illness is one of those things which a man should resist
on principle at the onset.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

It is impossible, in principle, to explain any pattern
by invoking a single quantity.
- Gregory Bateson


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