Principles Quotes

If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles,one would hardly see anybody,

Agatha Christie

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

Dwight D Eisenhower

I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.

Jane Austen

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

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

It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own.

Herbert Samuel

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

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Mark Twain

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.

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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