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Expediency Quotes

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Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Related topics: Inspirational Values

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

The lawyer's truth is not Truth,
but consistency or a consistent expediency.
- Henry David Thoreau

Rulers do not reduce taxes to be kind.
Expediency and greed create high taxation,
and normally it takes an impending catastrophe to bring it down.
- Charles Adams

 

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

The law is simply expediency wearing a long white dress.
- Quentin Crisp

Custom adapts itself to expediency.
- Tacitus

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But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity,
or, if it is insisted upon by a commander,
irresponsibility.
- Erwin Rommel

Party honesty is party expediency.
- Grover Cleveland

Religion and political expediency go beautifully hand in hand.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency.
- Peter Singer

Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.
- Roy Hattersley

Do not let arguments of expediency persuade you.
That is the slow road to oblivion.
That is the tortured path to undoing step by step,
bit by bit, as the river creates a canyon,
the way of life that we love.
- Charles Schumer

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience.
A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
- Vladimir Lenin

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away,
for expedience, and by parts.
- Edmund Burke

Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.
- Abbie Hoffman

No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.
- Theodore Roosevelt

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict
between thinking and feeling.
- Carl Jung

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

No pain, no gain.
- Anonymous

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Have NO EXPECTATIONS.
Life will not meet your expectations.
Choose joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

When an idea reaches critical mass
there is no stopping the shift
its presence will induce.
- Marianne Williamson

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -
unless you let him.
- Napoleon Hill

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

There can be no transforming of darkness into light
and of apathy into movement without emotion.
- Carl Jung


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