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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It follows from what we have just said,
that the natural changes of monads come from an internal principle,
since an external cause would be unable to influence their inner being.
- Gottfried Leibniz

Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle.
- Lord Melbourne

Anybody can decide a question if only a single principle is in controversy.
- Felix Frankfurter

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

The Japanese chose the principle of eternal peace as
the basis of morality for our rebirth after the War.
- Kenzaburo Oe

Government itself is founded upon the great doctrine
of the consent of the governed,
and has its cornerstone in the memorable principle
that men are endowed with inalienable rights.
- Leland Stanford

The time has come for all good men to rise above principle.
- Huey Long

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

Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method
is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

There's a basic principle about consumer electronics:
it gets more powerful all the time and it gets cheaper all the time.
that's true of all types of consumer electronics.
- Trip Hawkins

I am committed to the principle that violence is never
justified as a means of ameliorating a grievance.
- Justin Sane

Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice,
otherwise it will not last.
While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at
any cost but peace based on principle,
on justice.
- Corazon Aquino

The most general law in nature is equity-the principle
of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of
forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency.
- Herbert Read

We could not, for example, arrive at a principle like
that of entropy without introducing some additional principle,
such as randomness, to this topography.
- Michael Polanyi

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

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

It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the
very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm.
- Florence Nightingale

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

And I've always worked on the principle that if it
interests me enough to write about it,
then it must interest a lot of other people.
- Morris West

Clean living is the cardinal principle in the lives
of the world's greatest athletes,
as the phenomenal performances of these outstanding
characters will obviously show.
- Major Taylor

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

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

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

Words without deeds is an affront to the principle
that guides our Nation and makes a mockery of the values
we as public servants claim to love.
- Jon Corzine

The principle of Sturgeon's Razor states that the simplest
answer to any problem is 90% crap.
- Aaron Allston

The first and only principle of sexual ethics:
the accuser is always in the wrong.
- Theodor Adorno

Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness.
- Lajos Kossuth

The basic principle which I believe has contributed
more than any other to the building of our business as it is today,
is the ownership of our company by the people employed in it.
- James E. Casey

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

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

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

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

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

The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions
is incompatible with the Western concept of justice.
- Omar Bongo

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 right to be let alone is the underlying principle
of the Constitution's Bill of Rights.
- Erwin Griswold

I shall argue that strong men, conversely,
know when to compromise and that all principles can
be compromised to serve a greater principle.
- Andrew Carnegie

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
- George Eliot

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

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 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


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