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

Important principles may and must be inflexible.

Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Horace Bushnell

Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

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

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

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.


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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