Expediency Quotes

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

Erwin Rommel

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

Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.

Roy Hattersley

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

W. Somerset Maugham

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

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

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

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

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

Abby Ottenhoff

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

Peter Singer

Where principle is involved, be deaf to expediency.

James Webb

Expedients are for an hour, but principles are for the ages.Just because the rains descend, and the winds blow, we cannot afford to build on the shifting sands.

Henry Ward Beecher

Religion and political expediency go beautifully hand in hand.

Friedrich Durrenmatt

Party honesty is party expediency.

Anonymous

Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.

Benjamin Disraeli

IMMORAL, adj. Inexpedient. Whatever in the long run and with regard to the greater number of instances men find to be generally inexpedient comes to be considered wrong, wicked, immoral. If man\'s notions of right and wrong have any other basis than this of expediency; if they originated, or could have originated, in any other way; if actions have in themselves a moral character apart from, and nowise dependent on, their consequences --then all philosophy is a lie and reason a disorder of the mind.

Ambrose Bierce

CAPITAL, n. The seat of misgovernment. That which provides the fire, the pot, the dinner, the table and the knife and fork for the anarchist; the part of the repast that himself supplies is the disgrace before meat. _Capital Punishment_, a penalty regarding the justice and expediency of which many worthy persons --including all the assassins --entertain grave misgivings.

Ambrose Bierce

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 center.

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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

Richard Hollis

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

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

An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.

Joseph Conrad

It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

Bible

Too fond of the right to pursue the expedient.

Oliver Goldsmith

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Updated On : February 14, 2011
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