Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.
— Lao Tzu

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower principles quote

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On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.
— Thomas Jefferson

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

Obey the principles without being bound by them.
— principles quotation by Bruce Lee