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Principle quotes (12)

There is a point of course where a man must take the isolated peak and break with all his associates for clear principle; but until that time comes he must work if he would be of use with men as they are. As long as the good in them overbalances the evil let him work with them for the best that can be obtained.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Principle

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Principle

The time has come for all good men to rise above principle.
Huey Pierce Long   Category: Principle

The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action choice resolved memory.
George Eliot   Category: Principle

Expedients are for the hour; principles for the ages.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Principle

Our inheritance of well-founded slowly conceived codes of honor morals and manners the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Principle

Its important that people know what you stand for. Its equally important that they know what you wont stand for.
Mary H. Waldrip   Category: Principle

In matters of principle stand like a rock. In matters of taste swim with the current.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Principle

Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others.
Groucho Marx   Category: Principle

It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own.
Herbert Samuel   Category: Principle

In matters of style swim with the current; In matters of principle stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson.   Category: Principle

Important principles may and must be inflexible.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Principle