The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
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.
I think perhaps love thrives on unlikely circumstance and chance : life thrives on these principles, and is life not love? And love not life?
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?
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.
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...
...with the true convert, holiness is woven into all his powers, principles, and practice
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.
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.
I am a Quantum Engineer, but on Sundays I Have Principles.
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.
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.
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