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I have become an obstinate heretic in the eyes of my colleagues. Momentary success carries more power of conviction than reflections upon principles.
My principles are only those that, before the French Revolution, every well-born person considered sane and normal.
Being rich or famous does not equate an effective life
I have a simple principle for the conduct of life- never to resist an adequate temptation.
I think that violence and nonviolence are not moral principles, they’re tactics.
His principles were out of date, but there was a good deal to be said for his prejudices.
Belief is a good thing in principle, but an annoying thing in human beings.
The two principles on which our conduct towards the Indians should be founded are justice and fear. After the injuries we have done them, they cannot love us.
I want to find the candidates who understand the principles of American exceptionalism and have the character, the courage, and the confidence to actually lead the greatest nation in the world.
I am open to conviction on all points except dinner and debts. I hold that the one must be eaten and the other paid.
Heber J. Grant
The aim of the Church is to help the people to help themselves. Work is to be re-enthroned as the ruling principle of the lives of our Church membership
It's important. One of the principles in the United States is civilian control of the military.
Of all the objections which have been framed against the federal Constitution, this is perhaps the most extraordinary. Whilst the objection itself is levelled against a pretended oligarchy, the principle of it strikes at the very root of republican government.
Everyone deserves to be in our fellowship
We follow ideas and not men, and rebel against this habit of embodying a principle in a man.
We inherited these principles and these freedoms and we here highly resolve that we shall pass them on, as we will pass on an undivided Republic purged of racism and slavery, to our descendants. The popgun discharges of a few pathetic sectarians and crackpot revisionists are negligible, and will be drowned by the mounting chorus that demands: 'Mr Jefferson! BUILD UP THAT WALL'.
Free trade is not a principle, it is an expedient.
Nouman Ali Khan
I'm grateful for believing in a religion that can naturally adapt to changing times yet uphold timeless values and principles.
Austerity is not part of the European treaties; democracy and the principle of popular sovereignty are.
We love your adherence to democratic principles and to democratic processes.
I think a basic principle of our Constitution is nobody above the law
There's a couple of universal principles in life. One is, don't ever open a restaurant. One out of every two fails.
We believe - we believe that, if we tell the people the truth, that they will act bigger than the pettiness we see in Washington, D.C. We believe it is possible to forge bipartisan compromise, and stand up for our conservative principles.
Anything that works against you can also work for you once you understand the Principle of Reverse.
Principles are guidelines for human conduct that are proven to have enduring, permanent value.
It is the business of economists, not to tell us what to do, but show why what we are doing anyway is in accord with proper principles.
George F. Kennan
A doctrine is something that pins you down to a given mode of conduct and dozens of situations which you cannot foresee, which is a great mistake in principle. When the word 'containment' was used in my 'X' article, it was used with relation to a certain situation then prevailing, and as a response to it.
The Tao's principle is spontaneity.
I have been very consistent over the course of my entire life. I have always fought for the same values and principles.
Why should how I act in my workplace be any different from how I interact with my family at home? It's making sure the company runs on feminine principles where the major ethic is care.
To construct a scientific theory from the data and to be able to recognize that it is a reasonable theory is possible only if there are some very sharp restrictive principles that lead you to go in one direction and not in another direction. Otherwise, you wouldn't have science at all, merely randomly chosen hypotheses.
They that are virtuous from principle may receive confidence in every capacity; but they that are so from custom or habit, are capable of trust only in matters of ordinary and settled occurrence.
North Korea and evangelical empires have the same principle of leadership: nepotism to the nth degree. You may not get the call, but you inherit the mailing list.
George Henry Lewes
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.
You need to understand the principle of intensity to reclaim time
You only gain in life when you multiply
Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit; for such mutilation undercuts the life principle of trust, without which every human act, may it feel ever so good and seem ever so right is prone to perversion by destructive forms of conscientiousness.
Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions
The worth of every conviction consists precisely in the steadfastness with which it is held.
By ethical argument and moral principle the greatest crimes are eventually shown to have been necessary, and, in fact, a signal benefit to mankind.
I do transcendental meditation, which is, I suppose, derived from Vedic or Ayurvedic principles, which is sort of Hindu principles.
Mind exists as a Principle in the universe, just as electricity exists as a principle.
Most tasks and tests will demand recall of isolated pieces of information, and I will not have to show how concepts and ideas are related or how facts illustrate underlying principles.
Albertans were looking for change. And so I think that we're staying true to our principles by working to deliver on that change. And I think that is what people were looking for
For me, nonviolence was not a moral principle but a strategy; there is no moral goodness in using an ineffective weapon.
My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy... but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it.
You have to be purposeful and intense to reclaim your lost years
Ludwig Von Mises
Once it has been perceived that the division of labour is the essence of society, nothing remains of the antithesis between individual and society. The contradiction between individual principle and social principle disappears.
Progressivism, liberalism, or whatever you want to call it has become an ideology of power. So long as liberals hold it, principles don't matter.
But what [Orwell] illustrates, by his commitment to language as the partner of truth, is that 'views' do not really count; that it matters not what you think, but how you think; and that politics are relatively unimportant, while principles have a way of enduring, as do the few irreducible individuals who maintain allegiance to them.