Expediency Quotes

More often there\'s a compromise between ethics and expediency.

Peter Singer

The law is simply expediency wearing a long white dress.

Quentin Crisp

Custom adapts itself to expediency.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Rulers do not reduce taxes to be kind. Expediency and greed create high taxation, and normally it takes an impending catastrophe to bring it down.

Charles Adams

Rulers do not reduce taxes to be kind. Expediency and greed create high taxation, and normally it takes an impending catastrophe to bring it down.

Charles Adams

The lawyer\'s truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Capital Punishment, a penalty regarding the justice and expediency of which many worthy persons - including all the assassins - entertain grave misgivings

Ambrose Bierce

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

Expedients are for the hour; principles for the ages.

Henry Ward Beecher

Expediency often silences justice.

Unknown

Nothing but the right can ever be expedient, since that can never be true expediency which would sacrifice a great good to a less.

Unknown

It is not expedient or wise to examine our friends too closely; few persons are raised in our esteem by a close examination.

Unknown

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.

Thomas Alva Edison

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Updated On : March 14, 2011
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