Expediency Quotes

Expediency may tip the scales when arguments are nicely balanced.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

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 administration is not paying attention to the laws of biodiversity. It\'s paying far more attention to the laws of political expediency.

Glen Spain

Cowardice asks: Is it safe? Expediency asks: Is it politic? But Conscience asks: Is it right?

William Punshon

Experience (has) long taught me the reasonableness of mutual sacrifices of opinion among those who are to act together for any common object, and the expediency of doing what good we can when we cannot do all we would wish.

Thomas Jefferson

A virtuous expediency, then, seems the highest desirable or attainable earthly excellence for the mass of men, and is the only earthly excellence that their Creator intended for them.

Herman Melville

Expediency of literature, reason of literature, lawfulness of writing down a thought, is questioned; much is to say on both sides, and, while the fight waxes hot, thou, dearest scholar, stick to thy foolish task, add a line every hour, and between whiles add a line.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There seems to be a frenzy, a momentum to grab up anything you can. The decisions seem to be dictated by money and political expediency.

Miloon Kothari

Private and public life are subject to the same rules-- truth and manliness are two qualities that will carry you through this world much better then policy or tact or expediency or other words that were devised to conceal a deviation from a straight line.

Robert E. Lee

There\'s an enduring American compulsion to be on the side of the angels. Expediency alone has never been an adequate American reason for doing anything. When actions are judged, they go before the bar of God, where Mom and the Flag closely flank His presence.

Jonathan Raban

You can\'t learn too soon that the most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency.

William Somerset Maugham

Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it Confucius All truth is safe and nothing else is safe, but he who keeps back truth, or withholds it from men, from motives of expediency, is either a coward or a criminal.

James Russell Lowell

MORAL, adj. Conforming to a local and mutable standard of right. Having the quality of general expediency.

Ambrose Bierce

We are disappointed that after hearing from so many Internet stakeholders about why this proposal is anti-competitive, the ICANN board still approved a known bad deal. The long-term interests of the entire Internet community must prevail over short-term expediency for a few.

Champ Mitchell

I believe the moral losses of expediency always far outweigh the temporary gains.

Wendell L. Willkie

Modern man has developed a kind of Gallup-poll mentality, relying on quantity instead of quality and yielding to expediency instead of building a new faith.

Walter Gropius

When private virtue is hazarded on the perilous cast of expediency, the pillars of the republic, however apparent their stability, are infected with decay at the very centre.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Where principle is involved, be deaf to expediency.

James Webb

More often there`s a compromise between ethics and expediency.

Peter Singer

Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being harmed.

Abby Ottenhoff

Courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.

Theodore Roosevelt

It is the business of a statesman to judge of the expediency of different schemes of economy, and by degrees to model the minds of his subjects so as to induce them from the allurement of private interest to concur in the execution of his plan.

Sir James Steuart

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

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