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Principles Quotes

Going by definition, a principle is a law or rule that has to be, or usually is to be followed, can be desirably followed, or else causing an inevitable consequence of something, such as the laws of nature or the way that a device is constructed. To ensure that there is more efficiency in the country/state the government lay rules and sometimes even religious institutions encourage followers to adhere to certain principles. Read this article completely if you want to know about the famous doctrines quotation and sayings.

D. H. Lawrence

Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.

Simone Weil

Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.

Brian Tracy

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.

Laurence Sterne

Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.

Jimmy Carter

We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.

Tony Blair

Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government.

Alan Watts

Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.

Thomas Paine

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

Ayn Rand

Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.

William James

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man's self-respect is a sin.

John Ruskin

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.

Mae West

It isn't what I do, but how I do it. It isn't what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it.


Character is long-standing habit.

Simone Weil

Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does.

Joseph Conrad

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

Brian Tracy

Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.

Ayn Rand

Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth.

Vince Lombardi

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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.

Andrew Carnegie

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

Bertrand Russell

The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.

Tom Stoppard

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

Walter Winchell

Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.

Les Brown

Honor your commitments with integrity.

Vince Lombardi

Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.

Carl Sandburg

All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.

Charles Kingsley

A man may learn from his Bible to be a more thorough gentleman than if he had been brought up in all the drawing-rooms in London.

Ayn Rand

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.

Camille Paglia

We should teach general ethics to both men and women, but sexual relationships themselves must not be policed. Sex, like the city streets, would be risk-free only in totalitarian regimes.

Thomas Moore

Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.

Elbert Hubbard

It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.

Franklin P. Jones

Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values - and witnesses.

I learned conservatism through my grandfather; I didn't know that was the name. I didn't know these were conservative principles. Starting his life on a sharecropping farm. Working tremendously hard. Five years old, picking cotton and laying tobacco out to dry on a farm, and today he now owns that farm.


Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

Albert Camus

Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.

Groucho Marx

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

Simone Weil

Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.

James Russell Lowell

Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.

Kayleigh McEnany

Opting for conspiracy over facts and partisanship over constitutional principles, Democrats have chosen to ignore the damning evidence of wrongdoing by the Obama-era FBI.

George Washington

Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.

Woodrow Wilson

Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.

Samuel Johnson

A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.

American universities are organized on the principle of the nuclear rather than the extended family. Graduate students are grimly trained to be technicians rather than connoisseurs. The old German style of universal scholarship has gone. 

Robin Williams

The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'

Marcus Aurelius

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.


Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.

Thomas Paine

Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.

Arthur Ashe

We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men.

Dwight L. Moody

A good example is far better than a good precept.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.

Victor Hugo

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

John Dryden

Let grace and goodness be the principal load stone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.

William Osler

To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to him; wherever he goes.

Bertrand Russell

Those who in principle oppose birth control are either incapable of arithmetic or else in favor of war, pestilence and famine as permanent features of human life.

Benjamin Disraeli

My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.

Ambrose Bierce

Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.

Jimmy Carter

We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.

H. L. Mencken

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.


It is not living that matters, but living rightly.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.

Henry David Thoreau

Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.

Mark Twain

Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, 'always do what you are afraid to do.

Mike Pence

And conservatives know that if you reject these principles of limited government and urge others to reject them you can be my ally, you can be my friend but you cannot call yourself a conservative.

Kayleigh McEnany

Whatever your partisan affiliation, it is worth considering the overarching constitutional principles involved in any given Supreme Court precedent.

Elon Musk

I tend to approach things from a physics framework. And physics teaches you to reason from first principles rather than by analogy.

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Mike Pence

Indiana is a state that works because conservative principles work every time you put them into practice.