Principles Quotes

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

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

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

High ethics and religious principles form the basis for success and happiness in every area of life

John Templeton

Custom is the principle magistrate of man's life

Francis Bacon, Sr.

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

Thomas Jefferson

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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