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When the principles that run against your deepest ...
by Abraham Kuyper

When the principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day,
then the battle is your calling, and peace has become sin.
You must at the price of dearest peace lay your convictions
bare before friend and enemy with all the fire of your faith.
- Abraham Kuyper

The seminaries must be like the churches' poor relations,
prolonging their existence with austerity.
- Abraham Kuyper

In the total expanse of human life there is not a single
square inch of which the Christ,
who alone is sovereign, does not declare,
'That is mine!'.
- Abraham Kuyper

Do not bury our glorious orthodoxy in the treacherous
pit of a spurious conservatism.
- Abraham Kuyper

 

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

'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

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

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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

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

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

I am a man of fixed and unbending principles,
the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
- Everett Dirksen

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

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

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
- Mark Twain

"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

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

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

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

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

Studies indicate that most of young adults struggle
to grasp even the most basic financial principles that
will allow them to manage money and prepare for their future.
- Ron Lewis

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

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

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

For I firmly believe that Jewish life,
indeed any communal life, can only be organized according
to democratic principles.
- Theodore Bikel

Entertaining these opinions of the course to be pursued,
I beg of gentlemen to look at the question,
as I have done, in a calm review of facts and of principles.
- Caleb Cushing

The ideals and principles for which Dr King fought
have never been forgotten and are as relevant today
as they were 40 years ago.
- George Lucas

The United States is not a nation based upon race,
creed, or religion - we are a nation based upon our
loyalty and allegiance to our country and her principles.
- Jim Ryun

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

There are three constants in life...
change, choice and principles.
- Stephen Covey

I many no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord.
I must rather response to principles I know to be right,
whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not.
- Jim Elliot

Nature has no principles.
She makes no distinction between good and evil.
- Anatole France

Since the nature of people is bad, to become corrected
they must be taught by teachers and to be orderly they
must acquire ritual and moral principles.
- Xun Zi

Our citizens will lose their confidence or trust in
the values and principles of the international community,
especially if our personal identity is denied.
- Boris Trajkovski

This is not a time to back away from the principles
that this country was founded on.
- Jeff Bingaman

We may either proceed from principles to facts,
or recede from facts to principles.
- Henry Mayhew

I will not attempt to deny the reasonableness and necessity of a party war;
but in carrying on that war all principles and rules
of justice should not be departed from.
- Robert Walpole

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

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

The major studios don't differ very much from one another
as they all operate under essentially the same principles and pressure.
- Douglas Wood

This means that to entrust to science -
or to deliberate control according to scientific principles -
more than scientific method can achieve may have deplorable effects.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Action based only on principles isn't always good even if it feels good.
- John Chancellor

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

The highest glory of the American Revolution was this:
it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles
of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
- John Quincy Adams

To regard all things and principles of things as inconstant
modes or fashions has more and more become the tendency of modern thought.
- Walter Pater

Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles.
So the real terror, the real aggression against life
comes in the form of the pursuit of our technological happiness.
- Godfrey Reggio

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

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

According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy,
he is given the choice between repentance and punishment.
- Naguib Mahfouz

From principles is derived probability,
but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.
- Tom Stoppard

If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism
and polls and principles,
come and join this campaign.
- George W. Bush

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

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

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

I don't know anything about cars.
A business is a business, and I think I can learn about cars.
I'm not that old, and I think the business principles are the same.
- Edward Whitacre, Jr.

The community which has neither poverty nor riches
will always have the noblest principles.
- Plato

Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as
well as we could if we merely followed the principles
that were known to our grandfathers.
- William Feather

One of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism is to receive truth,
let it come from whence it may.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

Upon the principles of reason, the good of many is
preferable to the good of a few or of one;
a lasting good is to be preferred before a temporary,
the public before the private.
- Mary Astell

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

Real progress in understanding nature is rarely incremental.
All important advances are sudden intuitions,
new principles, new ways of seeing.
- Marilyn Ferguson

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

I hope to live all my life for my art,
without abandoning my principles one iota.
- Gustave Courbet

I bought some books in order to learn the first principles of philosophy.
- Johann Heinrich Lambert

The money in the schools overpowers the principles of the purpose.
- Miroslav Vitous

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

As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation
can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom.
- Anthony Kennedy

I appeal to all Britishers to answer this call to arms
for the defence of all the principles that we Englishmen
have been the first to proclaim in the world.
- John Amery


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