Expediency Quotes

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

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

W. Somerset Maugham

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

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

Erwin Rommel

And we pursue all of these in parallel while at the same time sticking to our principles and not sacrificing expediency for principle.

Adam Ereli

There should be a sense of expediency and urgency to get these products developed and stockpiled.

Richard Hollis
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