Principles Quotes

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

Alfred Adler

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

Agatha Christie

If there be one principle more deeply rooted than any other in the mind of every American, it is, that we should have nothing to do with conquest

Thomas Jefferson

Christianity is not so much the advent of a better doctrine as of a perfect character.

Horace Bushnell

We only live once and every day spent living your principles is a day at liberty. It is clear that history is on our side.

Julian Paul Assange

Important principles may and must be inflexible.

Abraham Lincoln

I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.

Jane Austen

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

Everett Dirksen

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

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

Mark Twain

It is easier to produce ten volumes of philosophical writing than to put one principle into practice

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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

Herbert Samuel

We love your adherence to democratic principles and to the democratic process.

George Herbert Walker Bush

One never knows whether people have principles on principle or whether for their own personal satisfaction.

Karel Čapek

Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

Custom is the principle magistrate of man's life

Francis Bacon, Sr.

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

Henry Ward Beecher

In matters of principals, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.

Thomas Jefferson

Those who deny the first principle should be flogged or burned until they admit that it is not the same thing to be burned and not burned, or whipped and not whipped.

Avicenna

Principle is OK up to a certain point, but principle doesn't do any good if you lose.

Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney

Only ideals are dangerous.

Edmund Cooper

I think perhaps love thrives on unlikely circumstance and chance : life thrives on these principles, and is life not love? And love not life?

Brandon Boyd

Who stands fast? Only the man whose final standard is not his reason, his principles, his conscience, his freedom, or his virtue, but who is ready to sacrifice all this when he is called to obedient and responsible action in faith and in exclusive allegiance to God the responsible man, who tries to make his whole life an answer to the question and call of God. Where are these responsible people?

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

To-day we have fewer dogmas, but I think that we have stronger principles. By a dogma I mean a deduction from facts which is only valid under certain conditions, and which becomes untrue if those conditions change. By a principle I mean something that is an eternal and universal truth.

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

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Updated On : June 20, 2014
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