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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
- Thomas Jefferson

If there is one principle more deeply rooted
in the mind of every American,
it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

Anger is something that each one of us has experienced -
some of us only occasionally, some almost daily.
Can we eliminate all anger? Probably not.
We will always have expectations,
and those expectations will often be unmet.
Disappointment is the principle cause of anger.
When we are disappointed, we look for someone to blame.
Declaring someone to be at fault is the nature of anger.
Anger is always directed at someone -
possibly toward God or the non-specific "they,"
but at some animate entity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

It is incumbent on every generation
to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would
save one-half the wars of the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I submit, on the other hand, most respectfully,
that the Constitution not merely does not affirm that principle,
but, on the contrary, altogether excludes it.
- William H. Seward

The first principle of a civilized state is that the
power is legitimate only when it is under contract.
- Walter Lippmann

Where ambition can cover its enterprises,
even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle,
it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.
- Angela Carter

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

The principle of equity first came into evidence in
Roman jurisprudence and was derived by analogy from
the physical meaning of the word.
- Herbert Read

The second principle of magic: things which have once
been in contact with each other continue to act on
each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed.
- James G. Frazer

The hero, the mythical subject, is constructed as human being and as male;
he is the active principle of culture,
the establisher of distinction, the creator of differences.
- Teresa de Lauretis

All that I desire to point out is the general principle
that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
- Oscar Wilde

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage,
or of principle.
- Kong Fu Zi

I do not have, nor do I believe I have seen,
a vision capacious and convincing enough to propound
as an organizing principle for the next phase in the law of our Constitution.
- Laurence Tribe

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

Adversity is the trial of principle.
Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
- Henry Fielding

Times have changed since George Herbert...
but the principle and spirit in which he ministered
as a priest remains an inspiration and model for all priests.
- Arthur Middleton

Country people do not behave as if they think life is short;
they live on the principle that it is long,
and savor variations of the kind best appreciated if most days are the same.
- Edward Hoagland

Enable every woman who can work to take her place on the labour front,
under the principle of equal pay for equal work.
- Mao Tse-Tung

The principle goal of education in the schools should
be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things,
not simply repeating what other generations have done.
- Jean Piaget

You have to have that organizational principle behind the song.
- Tom Verlaine

We have accepted the principle of democracy and we
are committed to respect the popular verdict and the
result of that national consultation.
- Mahmoud Abbas

So I think one can say on empirical grounds -
not because of some philosophical principle -
that you can't have democracy unless you have a market economy.
- Peter L. Berger

The first principle of success is desire -
knowing what you want.
Desire is the planting of your seed.
- Robert Collier

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

The natural principle of war is to do the most harm
to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves;
and this of course is to be effected by stratagem.
- Washington Irving

An Army is a collection of armed men obliged to obey one man.
Every change in the rules which impairs the principle weakens the army.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

The critical principle demanded an examination,
for instance, of the contribution of different periods,
thus to some extent embarking on historical linguistics.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

Many states rely on sales tax as their principle source
of revenue and do not have a State income tax.
- William L. Jenkins

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

There is more selfishness and less principle among
members of Congress than I had any conception of,
before I became President of the U.S.
- James K. Polk

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

The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle
of human actions than the prospect of good.
- John Locke

The Church as a divine society possess an internal
principle of life which is capable of assimilating
the most diverse materials and imprinting her own image upon them.
- Christopher Dawson

The award is important in order to bring people to the movie theater.
That's the only principle meaning of any award.
- Javier Bardem

The more you build your life on principle and less on personality -
yours or others -
the straighter will be your course.
- Edwin Louis Cole

The principle of evil in Europe is the enervating spirit of Russian absolutism.
- Lajos Kossuth

Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.
- Will Durant

Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably
must choose lying as his principle.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

It is a governing principle of nature,
that the agency which can produce most good,
when perverted from its proper aim, is most productive of evil.
- James F. Cooper

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

The movement of the emitters of the spectral lines
may be deduced on the basis of the Doppler principle.
- Johannes Stark


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