Principles Quotes

Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.

Henry Ward Beecher

The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.

John Acton

It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.

Alex Karras

Important principles may and must be inflexible.

Abraham Lincoln

One may be better than his reputation or his conduct, but never better than his principles.

Niocolas Valentin de Latena

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.

Barack Obama

It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own.

Herbert Samuel

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.

Thomas Paine

That no free government, or the blessing of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles

George Mason

A man may be loyal to his government and yet oppose the particular principles and methods of administration

Abraham Lincoln

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

We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles.

Mark Twain

I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.

Everett Dirksen

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

Dwight D Eisenhower

If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles,one would hardly see anybody,

Agatha Christie
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