Principles Quotes

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

Alfred Adler

Important principles may and must be inflexible.

Abraham Lincoln

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

My basic principle is that you don't make decisions because they are easy; you don't make them because they are cheap; you don't make them because they're popular; you make them because they're right.

Theodore Hesburgh

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

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

...with the true convert, holiness is woven into all his powers, principles, and practice

Joseph Alleine

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

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

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.


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

George Herbert Walker Bush

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
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