1. 10

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

  2. 9

    I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won t.

  3. 8

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

  4. 7

    I am skeptical in principle, gullible in practice.

  5. 6

    The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.

  6. 5

    Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice.

  7. 4

    Obey the principles without being bound by them.

  8. 3

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

  9. 2

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

  10. 1

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