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    Don't worry about your pride, worry about your principles. ⏤ Tim Fargo


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

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.

Victor Hugo

Obey the principles without being bound by them.

Bruce Lee

The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.

Thomas S. Monson

There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.

Stephen Covey

My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring.

Prince William

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

Alfred Adler

People must have righteous principles in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.

Martin Luther

Take pleasure in your dreams; relish your principles and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover.

Giotto di Bondone

The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles.

Plato

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

Thomas Jefferson

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

Adlai Stevenson

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.

Thomas Paine

I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.

Andrew Carnegie

Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Principles aren't of much account anyway, except at election time. After that you hang them up to let them season.

Mark Twain

Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...well I have others.

Groucho Marx

Prosperity is the best protector of principle.

Mark Twain

We may be personally defeated, but our principles never.

William Lloyd Garrison

A man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world.

Tony Benn

Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle.

Lord Melbourne

Freedom. And Justice. If you have those two, it covers everything. You must stick to those principles and have the courage of your convictions.

Ian Smith

Its easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing is to have principles when you're poor.

Ray Kroc

Parents need to teach their children principles of respect and acceptance.

Zachary Quinto

And each of these perspectives comes to the same conclusion, which is that our global economy is out of control and performing contrary to basic principles of market economics.

David Korten

I have always supported measures and principles and not men.

Davy Crockett

Policy is the people you work with.

William Gaskill

Success is the ability to rise above principle.

Gerald Barzan

For years, my master had done his utmost to pollute my mind with foul images, and to destroy the pure principles inculcated by my grandmother, and the good mistress of my childhood.

Harriet Ann Jacobs

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

Tom Stoppard

We would fight not for the political future of a distant city, rather for principles whose destruction would ruin the possibility of peace and security for the peoples of the earth.

Neville Chamberlain

The true function of philosophy is to educate us in the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions.

George Henry Lewes

Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom?

Blaise Pascal

One of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism is to receive truth, let it come from whence it may.

Joseph Smith, Jr.

All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.

Ann Landers

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

Ambrose Bierce

High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.

Robert H. Schuller

This is not a time to back away from the principles that this country was founded on.

Jeff Bingaman

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.

Confucius

To abandon oneself to principles is really to die - and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.

Albert Camus

The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.

John Quincy Adams

Almost anything that can be praised or advocated has been put to some disgusting use. There is no principle, however immaculate, that has not had its compromising manipulator.

Percy Wynham Lewis

Values provide perspective in the best of times and worst.

Charles A. Garfield

The highest principles for our aspirations and judgments are given to us in the Jewish-Christian religious tradition.

Albert Einstein

But the more an organization succeeds and prospers, the more it is likely to be diverted from its original ideals, principles and purposes.

Robert Shea

Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.

Thomas Jefferson

Action based only on principles isn't always good even if it feels good.

John Chancellor

Governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deducted from it.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Whether you were talking about Pillsbury, Burger King, Godfather's, the National Restaurant Association, in each one of those situations, I had a daunting problem that I had to solve. And I used the same business principles to approach the problem and, more importantly, solve the problem in every one of the situations.

Herman Cain

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.

Abraham Lincoln

The importance of the facts testified, and their relations to the affairs of the soul, and the life to come, can make no difference in the principles or the mode of weighing the evidence.

Simon Greenleaf

The Independent or Congregational theory includes two principles; first, that the governing and executive power in the Church is in the brotherhood; and secondly, that the Church organization is complete in each worshipping assembly, which is independent of every other.

Charles Hodge

If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.

George W. Bush

Principle, particularly moral principal, can never be a weathervane, spinning around this way and that with the shifting winds of expediency. Moral principle is a compass forever fixed and forever true. And that is as important in business as it is in the classroom.

Edward R. Lyman

By the time I returned to Czechoslovakia, I had an understanding of the principles of the market.

Vaclav Klaus

I also helped write the five-page statement of principles that Civic Forum issued in late November. That was the first public expression of what the new government wanted to do.

Vaclav Klaus

The money in the schools overpowers the principles of the purpose.

Miroslav Vitous

In order to restore our country to the principles on which it was founded, we need to elect leaders that believe in the principles of the party, not just the power of the party.

Christine O'Donnell

It is not necessary to dwell on the political and social principles of Islam, to underline how close they also are in spirit to the concepts of human rights which govern the political and social systems of the West.

Aly Khan

In the early centuries of Islam, the great schools of Islamic jurisprudence were built upon the above principles. Basic to all their legal systems they developed the doctrine that liberty is the fundamental basis of law.

Aly Khan

In stating the principles which regulate exchangeable value and price, we should carefully distinguish between those variations which belong to the commodity itself, and those which are occasioned by a variation in the medium in which value is estimated, or price expressed.

David Ricardo

The spirit in which the offer was made must of necessity contribute to improving and alleviating the situation of the Jewish people without our renouncing one iota of the great principles upon which our movement is based.

Theodor Herzl

The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.

Andrew Carnegie

We believe in individual initiative, personal responsibility, opportunity, freedom, small government, the Constitution. These principles, these American principles are key to getting our economy back to being successful and leading the world.

Mitt Romney

I have always adhered to two principles. The first one is to train hard and get in the best possible physical condition. The second is to forget all about the other fellow until you face him in the ring and the bell sounds for the fight.

Rocky Marciano

God, great principle of all minor principles, God, who is Himself without a principle, could not conceive Himself, if, in order to do it, He required to know His own principle.

Giacomo Casanova

A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism. I put myself before the public voluntarily.

Victoria Woodhull

Thus, in accordance with the spirit of the Historical School, knowledge of the principles of the human world falls within that world itself, and the human sciences form an independent system.

Wilhelm Dilthey

Although... the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States.

James K. Polk

The principles that made this nation a great and powerful leader of the world, have not lost their meaning. They never will. We know we can bring this country back. I'm Mitt Romney. I believe in America. And I'm running for president of the United States.

Mitt Romney

If I am confirmed, I will commit to show Heller and the principles articulated in it the full measure of respect that is due to all constitution decisions of the court.

Elena Kagan

There's never been a nation like the United States, ever. It begins with the principles of our founding documents, principles that recognize that our rights come from God, not from our government.

Marco Rubio

For I firmly believe that Jewish life, indeed any communal life, can only be organized according to democratic principles.

Theodore Bikel

The individual makes a clear effort to define moral values and principles that have validity and application apart from the authority of the groups of persons holding them and apart from the individual's own identification with the group.

Lawrence Kohlberg

Sir, I wish to understand the true principles of the Government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more.

William Henry Harrison

The only principles of public conduct that are worthy of a gentleman or a man are to sacrifice estate, ease, health, and applause, and even life, to the sacred calls of his country.

James Otis

I pray God I may never be brought to the melancholy trial; but, if ever I should, it will then be known how far I can reduce to practice principles which I know to be founded in truth.

James Otis

In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: 'We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.'

Jimmy Carter

I don't consult polls to tell me what my principles are or what our policies should be.

Paul Ryan

The leaders of the world's largest economies agreed during the November 2008 G20 summit not to create barriers hindering global trade and capital flows. Russia shares these principles.

Vladimir Putin

When we value correct principles, we have truth - a knowledge of things as they are.

Stephen Covey

In my opinion, we should search for a completely different flying machine, based on other flying principles.

Henri Coanda

Principles are guidelines for human conduct that are proven to have enduring, permanent value.

Stephen Covey

I am a person who is inclined to define relations between individuals based on principles.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The business of a Political Economist is neither to recommend nor to dissuade, but to state general principles, which it is fatal to neglect, but neither advisable, nor perhaps practicable, to use as the sole, or even the principal, guides in the actual conduct of affairs.

Nassau William Senior

The time I trust will come, perhaps within the lives of some of us, when the outline of this science will be clearly made out and generally recognised, when its nomenclature will be fixed, and its principles form a part of elementary instruction.

Nassau William Senior

Our strategic dialogue with China can both protect American interests and uphold our principles, provided we are honest about our differences on human rights and other issues and provided we use a mix of targeted incentives and sanctions to narrow these differences.

Madeleine Albright

We should be exploring consciousness at the neural level and higher, where the arrow of causal analysis points up toward such principles as emergence and self-organization.

Michael Shermer

We are glorious accidents of an unpredictable process with no drive to complexity, not the expected results of evolutionary principles that yearn to produce a creature capable of understanding the mode of its own necessary construction.

Stephen Jay Gould

I think Bible principles are principles for life.

Joel Osteen

I try to speak in everyday language. I feel like God has gifted me to take Bible principles and make them practical.

Joel Osteen

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.

Napoleon Bonaparte

My principles are more important than the money or my title.

Muhammad Ali

Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.

William Cowper

Sir, I am a republican; and I desire to see this House observe the principles of that democracy which is ever on the lips of its members, and which, I hope, is in their hearts, as I know and feel it is in mine, and mean it shall be in my conduct.

Caleb Cushing

Just as we outgrow a pair of trousers, we outgrow acquaintances, libraries, principles, etc., at times before they're worn out and times - and this is the worst of all - before we have new ones.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

The deterioration of a government begins almost always by the decay of its principles.

Montesquieu

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