Principles Quotes

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.

Nehru

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

Dwight D Eisenhower

I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.

Oscar Wilde

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.

Mark Twain

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

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy - give one and take ten

Mark Twain

From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.

Tom Stoppard

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.

Richard Feynman

Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government and I will lead it as party of government.

Tony Blair

Why do we call ourselves 'Imagists'.Well why not? Well I think it is a very good and descriptive title and it serves to enunciate some of the principles we mos firmly believe in... Direct treatment of the subject..as few adjectives as possible..a hardness,as of cut stone... individuality of rhythm...

Richard Aldington

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

Joseph Alleine

Ye spend all your days contriving forms and rules for the principles of your Faith, while that which profiteth you in all this is to comprehend the good-pleasure of your Lord and unitedly to become well-acquainted with His supreme Purpose.

The Bab

People who put principles before people are people who hate people. They dont much care about how well it works, just about how right it is . . . they may even like it better if it inflicts enough pain.

John Barnes

I am a Quantum Engineer, but on Sundays I Have Principles.

John Stewart Bell

Men who would rather go to jail than betray what they believe to be their duty to their fellow workers and the principles which they hold.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

Half a century ago in this court I was sworn in as the Member of Parliament for George. And here I am today I am not better than General De Wet. I am not better than President Steyn. Like them I stand firm in my principles. I can do no different. So help me God.

Pieter Willem Botha

We object to bringing this question down to the level of persons. The individual is but an atom; he is born, he acts, he dies; but principles are eternal; and this has been a contest over a principle.

William Jennings Bryan

I believe the world grows near its end, yet is neither old nor decayed, nor will ever perish upon the ruins of its own principles.

Sir Thomas Browne

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Updated On : March 24, 2014
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