It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles,one would hardly see anybody,
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Important principles may and must be inflexible.
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
I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
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.
We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles.
It is easier to produce ten volumes of philosophical writing than to put one principle into practice
It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own.
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.
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.
Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
High ethics and religious principles form the basis for success and happiness in every area of life
Custom is the principle magistrate of man's life
Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.
In matters of principals, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.
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.
The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy - give one and take ten
From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.
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