Principle Quotes

"Let's defend the principle of a soci...

"Let's defend the principle of a society that cares for everyone and everyone cares for everyone else." - Jeremy Corbyn
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The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but...

The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but not the principle, for at the time they were determined not to be slaves themselves, they employed their power to enslave the rest of mankind. ...Thomas Paine
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"Patriotism is often an arbitra...

"Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles." β€” George Jean Nathan
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β€œWhat experience and history teach is this -- that people an...

β€œWhat experience and history teach is this -- that people and governments never have learned anything from history or acted on principles derived from it.” -- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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β€œOne of the most important principle...

β€œOne of the most important principles of success is developing the habit of going the extra mile.” β€” Napoleon Hill
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"Politics, n. Strife of inte...

"Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles." β€” Ambrose Bierce
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"It is easier to fight for...

"It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them." β€” Alfred Adler
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β€œWhen people attempt to rebel against the iron logic of Nature, they come into c...

β€œWhen people attempt to rebel against the iron logic of Nature, they come into conflict with the very same principles to which they owe their existence as human beings. Their actions against Nature must lead to their own downfall.” β€” Greta Thunberg
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"The dread of evil is a much more ...

"The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good." --John Locke
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"I am a man of fixed and unbending p...

"I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times. " -Everett Dirksen
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β€œWhat experience and history teaches us is that people and ...

β€œWhat experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.” ― Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues o...

A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.-Niccolo Machiavelli
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"As a matter of principle,...

"As a matter of principle, I never attend the first annual anything." β€” George Carlin
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β€œNo fear can stand up to hunger, no patience can wear it out, disgust simply does...

β€œNo fear can stand up to hunger, no patience can wear it out, disgust simply does not exist where hunger is; and as to superstition, beliefs, and what you may call principles, they are less than chaff in a breeze." ― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
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Things like principles, policy and motto s...

Things like principles, policy and motto should not be explicitly stated. They should be kept to oneself. That is my motto - Ronyl Leo
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"Having principle often takes you to a pl...

"Having principle often takes you to a place that you do not want to be." --Professor Jonathan Turley, US Constitutional Law Expert
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"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow ...

"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." -- Thomas Paine
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β€œSuccess is more permanent when...

β€œSuccess is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles.” β€” Walter Cronkite
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Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingr...

Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” – Stephen R. Covey
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"It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of l...

"It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it." -- Arnold Toynbee
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"Only a failure a...

"Only a failure abandons his principles and prides" -Vegeta
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"Those are my principles, an...

"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." β€” Groucho Marx
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"Institutions will try to prese...

"Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution." -The Shirky Principle
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"It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of l...

"It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it." β€” Arnold Toynbee
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"In life, as in football, the ...

"In life, as in football, the principle to follow is to hit the line hard." - Theodore Roosevelt
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"The first principle is that nobody should be ashamed of thinking...

"The first principle is that nobody should be ashamed of thinking a thing funny because it is foreign; the second is that he should be ashamed of thinking it wrong because it is funny" -- GK Chesterton
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"Politics, n. Strife of inte...

"Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles." β€” Ambrose Bierce
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β€œThe first principle is that you mus...

β€œThe first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool" -Richard Feynman.
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"It is easier to produce ten volumes ...

"It is easier to produce ten volumes of philosophical writings than to put one principle into practice." - Leo Tolstoy
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"Perhaps when you have faced as many disappointments and suffered as many betrayals as I, you wil...

"Perhaps when you have faced as many disappointments and suffered as many betrayals as I, you will see it - there is no principle beyond the selfish, and men are animals. Conscience is a burden we choose to bear. Morality is the lie we tell ourselves to make its bearing easier." -- Joe Abercrombie
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The first principle is that you mus...

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool. ~ Richard Feynman
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β€œThere is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is pro...

β€œThere is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation.” Herbert Spencer
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Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintai...

Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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β€œA healthy functioning society, where citizens enjoy the right to the β€œ...

β€œA healthy functioning society, where citizens enjoy the right to the β€œpursuit happiness,” is one that bases its laws on principles, not authority. It is a society whose motto should be β€˜In Reason We Trust.’” - Dan Barker
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Those are my principles, a...

Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others. Groucho Marx
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"The principle goal of education in schools should be crea...

"The principle goal of education in schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done." -Jean Piaget
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"If you work hard and creatively you can have just about anything you want...

"If you work hard and creatively you can have just about anything you want but you can't have everything you want. Maturity is the ability to reject good alternatives in order to pursue even better ones." - Ray Dalio, Principles
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"Those are my principles, an...

"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." β€” Groucho Marx
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"Those are my principles...

"Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others." --Groucho Marx
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β€œThe first principle is that you must...

β€œThe first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.” β€” Richard P. Feynman
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β€œThe really important thing is not to live, but to live w...

β€œThe really important thing is not to live, but to live well. And to live well meant, along with more enjoyable things in life, to live according to your principles.” ― Socrates
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Those are my principles, a...

Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others. Groucho Marx
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"Most of the major ills of the world have been caused by well-meaning people who ignor...

"Most of the major ills of the world have been caused by well-meaning people who ignored the principle of individual freedom, except as applied to themselves, and who were obsessed with fanatical zeal to improve the lot of mankind." β€”Henry Grady Weaver (1889-1949)
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Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetra...

Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness. - Lao Tzu
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It is better to be defe...

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies. -Arthur Calwell
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"The principles of true ...

"The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke." β€” Jerzy Kosinski
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"To succeed naturally is a gift. To succeed by abusing certain principles, in hop...

"To succeed naturally is a gift. To succeed by abusing certain principles, in hopes of being good at something that your are not is a misdeed. To succeed naturally at something your are good at is true satisfaction." -GvN (MildSanity), August 28, 2018
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