Principles Quotes And Sayings

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To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.
~By Margaret Thatcher ~


We love your adherence to democratic principles.
~By William F. Buckley, Jr. ~


Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order.
~By Xun Zi ~


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.
~By Pierre de Coubertin ~


I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. '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.
~By Leonardo da Vinci ~


Avarice seems to have so pervaded our vital principles as to battle all hopes of a remedy but for peace and plenty.
~By Edmund Pendleton ~


The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them.
~By Henry Bolingbroke ~


A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games.
~By William Burroughs ~


In teaching, I wanted to offer a general pharmacology course based on chemical principles, biochemical classification and mathematical modelling. In the event I achieved neither of my ambitions.
~By James W. Black ~


Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
~By Noam Chomsky ~


All the dark, malevolent Passions of the Soul are roused and exerted; its mild and amiable affections are suppressed; and with them, virtuous Principles are laid prostrate.
~By Charles Inglis ~


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.
~By John Quincy Adams ~


There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say.
~By Martin Buber ~


A person is born with desires of the eyes and ears, and a liking for beautiful sights and sounds. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to immorality and lack of restriction, and any ritual principles and propriety will be abandoned.
~By Xun Zi ~


All universal moral principles are idle fancies.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


The proposition that Muslims are welcome in Britain if, and only if, they stop behaving like Muslims is a doctrine which is incompatible with the principles that guide a free society.
~By Roy Hattersley ~


Peace Corps helps promote global acceptance of the principles of international peace and non-violent co-existence among people of diverse cultures and systems of government.
~By Sam Farr ~


The United States form a young republic, a confederacy which ought ever to be cemented by a union of interests and affection, under the influence of those principles which obtained their independence.
~By Mercy Otis Warren ~


Tens of thousands of brave Americans died to break the chains of British tyranny so that the principles of our Declaration of Independence could take fold and flourish in the birth of a new nation.
~By Jim Gerlach ~


When I had made more money than I needed for myself and my family, I set up a foundation to promote the values and principles of a free and open society.
~By George Soros ~


Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government.
~By Joe Baca ~


And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art.
~By Albrecht Durer ~


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


Buildings designed exclusively on scientific principles will depress their occupants and constrain their creativity.
~By Robert Evans ~


All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together.
~By Morihei Ueshiba ~


I am outraged that a House member has tried through this provision to breach the traditional confidentiality of individual Americans' tax returns. There is no reason for this measure, and this last-minute act violates all principles of judgment and common sense.
~By John Warner ~


Every science has for its basis a system of principles as fixed and unalterable as those by which the universe is regulated and governed. Man cannot make principles; he can only discover them.
~By Thomas Paine ~


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


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


An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.
~By Thomas Paine ~


Although... the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States.
~By James K. Polk ~


Let's all understand that these guiding principles cannot be discarded for short-term political gains. They represent what this country is all about. They are indigenous to the American idea. And these are principles which are not negotiable.
~By Barbara Jordan ~


In addressing you I feel that I am not so much speaking to the representatives of diverse States of Europe and America as to the exponents of principles and hopes that are common to us all, and without which our life on earth would be a life without horizon or prospect.
~By Henry Campbell Bannerman ~


Just because people are in authority, if it doesn't seem right, don't do it. If it violates your own principles, don't do it.
~By Steve Chabot ~


Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles.
~By Red Skelton ~


What will become compellingly important is absolute clarity of shared purpose and set of principles of conduct sort of institutional genetic code that every member of the organization understands in a common way, and with deep conviction.
~By Dee Hock ~


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


Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou.
~By Akhenaton ~


How natural that the errors of the ancient should be handed down and, mixing with the principles and system which Christ taught, give to us an adulterated Christianity.
~By Olympia Brown ~


When people lack teachers, their tendencies are not corrected; when they do not have ritual and moral principles, then their lawlessness is not controlled.
~By Xun Zi ~


Our strategic dialogue with China can both protect American interests and uphold our principles, provided we are honest about our differences on human rights and other issues and provided we use a mix of targeted incentives and sanctions to narrow these differences.
~By Madeleine Albright ~


My title is intended to suggest that the community of scientists is organized in a way which resembles certain features of a body politic and works according to economic principles similar to those by which the production of material goods is regulated.
~By Michael Polanyi ~


The deterioration of a government begins almost always by the decay of its principles.
~By Charles de Secondat ~


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


Let me say this loud and clear. There is a world of difference between terrorist acts and the Islamic Shari'a. Islam is not only a religion, but a way of life. And at its heart lie the sacred principles of tolerance and dialogue.
~By King Hussein I ~


My father was the son of immigrants, and he grew up bilingual, but English is what my father taught me and what he spoke to me. America's strength is not our diversity; it is our ability to unite around common principles even when we come from different backgrounds.
~By Ernest Istook ~


The tendency of modern scientific teaching is to neglect the great books, to lay far too much stress upon relatively unimportant modern work, and to present masses of detail of doubtful truth and questionable weight in such a way as to obscure principles.
~By Ronald Fisher ~


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.
~By Ron Lewis ~


After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth, and after much and earnest calling upon God, to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture, to embrace the opinion I now hold forth.
~By John Biddle ~


Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
~By Jawaharlal Nehru ~


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


I pray God I may never be brought to the melancholy trial; but, if ever I should, it will then be known how far I can reduce to practice principles which I know to be founded in truth.
~By James Otis ~


If you deny that any principles of conduct at all are common to and admitted by all men who try to behave reasonably - well, I don't see how you can have any ethics or any ethical background for law.
~By Frederick Pollock ~


Those who are rooted in the depths that are eternal and unchangeable and who rely on unshakeable principles, face change full of courage, courage based on faith.
~By Emily Greene Balch ~


Rotary provides training at all levels so that those who have been selected for leadership positions have the opportunity to learn and apply leadership principles to their jobs.
~By Ron D. Burton ~


A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.
~By Niccolo Machiavelli ~


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.
~By Edward Whitacre, Jr. ~


The progress of the American Revolution has been so rapid and such the alteration of manners, the blending of characters, and the new train of ideas that almost universally prevail, that the principles which animated to the noblest exertions have been nearly annihilated.
~By Mercy Otis Warren ~


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


We pay a price when we deprive children of the exposure to the values, principles, and education they need to make them good citizens.
~By Sandra Day O'Connor ~


If diffraction or interference phenomena were to be sought it was therefore necessary, in accordance with the basic principles of wave theory, to select for the test arrangement far smaller decisive dimensions than those employed in corresponding tests with visible light.
~By Max von Laue ~


I consider no man honest who does not observe towards other nations the principles which he desires to be observed towards his own: and therefore I will not interfere in your domestic questions.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


The spirit in which the offer was made must of necessity contribute to improving and alleviating the situation of the Jewish people without our renouncing one iota of the great principles upon which our movement is based.
~By Theodor Herzl ~


Sir, I am a republican; and I desire to see this House observe the principles of that democracy which is ever on the lips of its members, and which, I hope, is in their hearts, as I know and feel it is in mine, and mean it shall be in my conduct.
~By Caleb Cushing ~


I frankly don't care if you agree with my stand on abortion. I take that stand because no other stand is consistent with decent principles, and no other standard is consistent with the will of God.
~By Alan Keyes ~


It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
~By Alfred Adler ~


Success in management and success in sport are derived from the same basic principles.
~By Will Carling ~


The importance of the facts testified, and their relations to the affairs of the soul, and the life to come, can make no difference in the principles or the mode of weighing the evidence.
~By Simon Greenleaf ~


Take pleasure in your dreams; relish your principles and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover.
~By Giotto di Bondone ~


Ours is the age of substitutes: instead of language, we have jargon: instead of principles, slogans: and, instead of genuine ideas, bright ideas.
~By Eric Bentley ~


We all like to hear a man speak out on his convictions and principles. But at the same time, you must understand that when you're running on a ticket, you're running with a team.
~By Richard J. Daley ~


Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
~By Frank Lloyd Wright ~


My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism. I put myself before the public voluntarily.
~By Victoria Woodhull ~


Its easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing is to have principles when you're poor.
~By Ray Kroc ~


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.
~By Xun Zi ~


All the great things of humanity have been accomplished in the name of absolute principles.
~By Ernest Renan ~


Only to the extent that men desire peace and brotherhood can the world be made better. No peace even though temporarily obtained, will be permanent, whether to individuals or nations, unless it is built upon the solid foundation of eternal principles.
~By David O. McKay ~


My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


I don't consult polls to tell me what my principles are or what our policies should be.
~By Paul Ryan ~


Our national determination to keep free of foreign wars and foreign entanglements cannot prevent us from feeling deep concern when ideals and principles that we have cherished are challenged.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.
~By Barack Obama ~


It is not necessary to dwell on the political and social principles of Islam, to underline how close they also are in spirit to the concepts of human rights which govern the political and social systems of the West.
~By Aly Khan ~


Almost the only persons who may be said to comprehend even approximately the significance, principles, and purposes of Socialism are the chief leaders of the extreme wings of the Socialistic forces, and perhaps a few of the money kings themselves.
~By Benjamin Tucker ~


The United States and Israel have a unique relationship based on our mutual commitment to democracy, freedom, and peace. Therefore, just as our commitment to these principles must be steadfast, so must our support for Israel.
~By John Boehner ~


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.
~By Jim Elliot ~


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


In order every one in our homeland learns principles of democracy and the peaceful transition of power, and in order to stabilize and develop multiple choices in democratic practice.
~By Ali A. Saleh ~


Sir, I wish to understand the true principles of the Government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more.
~By William Henry Harrison ~


When the target audience is American teenage kids, you can have problems. My generation prized really fine acting and writing. Sometimes you have to go back to the basic principles which underpin great visual comedy.
~By John Cleese ~


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.
~By William Feather ~


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.
~By Jim Ryun ~


The two principles referred to are Authority and Liberty, and the names of the two schools of Socialistic thought which fully and unreservedly represent one or the other of them are, respectively, State Socialism and Anarchism.
~By Benjamin Tucker ~


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


In order to restore our country to the principles on which it was founded, we need to elect leaders that believe in the principles of the party, not just the power of the party.
~By Christine O'Donnell ~


When a battle for suffrage is conducted, it should only be conducted according to socialist principles, and therefore with the demand of universal suffrage for women and men.
~By Clara Zetkin ~


Damn your principles! Stick to your party.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.
~By Eugene V. Debs ~


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


Thus, the Archivist must display at all times scrupulous independence and a devotion to the laws and principles which govern the responsibilities of the office.
~By Allen Weinstein ~

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