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Catharine Beecher Quotes and Sayings

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

The great want of our race is perfect educators to train new-born minds,
who are infallible teachers of what is right and true.
- Catharine Beecher

As liberty and intelligence have increased the people
have more and more revolted against the theological
dogmas that contradict common sense and wound the tenderest
sensibilities of the soul.
- Catharine Beecher

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wars based on principle are far more destructive...
the attacker will not destroy that which he is after.
- Alan Watts

In my experience, there is only one motivation,
and that is desire.
No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.
- Jane Smiley

The principle element in a performance is risk,
and if you're losing interest then by scaring yourself
to death the audience will feel it and boy it'll wake them up.
- Leo Kottke

A precedent embalms a principle.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend,
very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon
a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession.
- Napoleon Hill

Some campaigns are not worth waging if you can't win;
others have to be fought on grounds of principle regardless
of the chances for success.
- Patricia Ireland

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

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

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

Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul,
that is, in the force of thought, moral principle,
and love, and this may be found in the humblest condition of life.
- William Ellery Channing

Nationality is the miracle of political independence;
race is the principle of physical analogy.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Universal suffrage is sound in principle.
The radical element is right.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

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

By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind.
Every man without passions has within him no principle of action,
nor motive to act.
- Claude Adrien Helvetius

The universal order and the personal order are nothing
but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle.
- Marcus Aurelius

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

It is the function of the President,
representing the executive principle,
to execute the laws.
- Garet Garrett

Act that your principle of action might safely be made
a law for the whole world.
- Immanuel Kant

Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into
the principle of the consent of the governed.
- DeForest Soaries

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

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

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

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

One just principle from the depths of a cave is more powerful than an army.
- Jose Marti

The idea of human rights as a fundamental principle
can be seen to underlie throughout Islamic teachings.
- Ali Hoseini-Khamenei

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

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

IT is difficult to speak or write with becoming moderation or propriety,
on topics to which we are biased by prejudice,
interest, or even principle.
- Joseph Lancaster

When a man says he approves of something in principle,
it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
- Otto von Bismarck

It is better to be defeated standing for a high principle
than to run by committing subterfuge.
- Grover Cleveland

There is a good principle which created order,
light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos,
darkness, and woman.
- Pythagoras

This principle is old, but true as fate,
Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate.
- Thomas Dekker

As a matter of principle, I always come to a film like a blank slate,
I don't learn my lines in advance.
With this approach, I feel clean.
- Jeanne Moreau

The House is rooted in the principle of direct elections
and is unique among all branches and bodies of the
federal government as without exception,
the people's voice.
- Charles W. Pickering

Community action is as valuable a principle on the
international level as it has been domestically.
- Barney Frank

Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
- Edmund Burke

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

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


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