Principles Quotes

High ethics and religious principles form the basis for success and happiness in every area of life

John Templeton

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.

Mark Twain

I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.

Oscar Wilde

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

Dwight D Eisenhower

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.

Nehru

High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.

Robert H. Schuller

I believe the ultimate goal of living and refining your values is to identify and achieve congruence with universal principles.

Steve Pavlina

If you follow a universal principle, it positively impacts all areas of your life. Universal principles don’t compartmentalize.

Steve Pavlina

As a colored woman I might enter Washington any night, a stranger in a strange land, and walk miles without finding a place to lay my head.... The colored man alone is thrust out of the hotels of the national capital like a leper.... Surely nowhere in the world do oppression and persecution based solely on the color of the skin appear more hateful and hideous than in the capital of the United States, because the chasm between the principles upon which this Government was founded, in which it still professes to believe, and those which are daily practiced under the protection of the flag, yawn so wide and deep.

Mary Church Terrell

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

George Jean Nathan

A man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

This fight against drilling in the Arctic Refuge is a fight about our principles. It’s about standing up for our environment, our families and our future, and I won’t give up this fight.

Senator John Kerry

Many businessmen fail to understand Python principles--the ultimate absurdity was an offer from America to buy the 'format' of the Python shows, that is, Monty Python without the Pythons--corporate methods do not have the conceptual framework to deal with an anarchist collective, run by intelligent and arrogant comedians who have proved that their method works

Robert Hewison

Expedients are for the hour; principles for the ages.

Henry Ward Beecher

Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.

J. Donald Walters

The principles and modes of governments are too important to be disregarded by an inquisitive mind and I think are well worthy a critical examination by all students that have health and leisure

James Madison

Geneticists believe that anthropologists have decided what a race is. Ethnologists assume that their classifications embody principles which genetic science has proved correct. Politicians believe that their prejudices have the sanction of genetic laws and the findings of physical anthropology to sustain them.

Lancelot Hogben

Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places, that history informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular. Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles of human nature.

David Hume

What experience and history teach is this -- that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles.

George Wilhelm Hegel

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them

Alfred Adler

Dangerous consequences will follow when politicians and rulers forget moral principles. Whether we believe in God or karma, ethics is the foundation of every religion.

Tenzin Gyatso

The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.

Samuel Johnson

Sir, I wish to understand the true principles of the Government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more

William Henry Harrison
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