Top 268 Principles Quotes

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“A Louisiana politician can’t afford to let his animosities carry him away, and still less his principles, although there is seldom difficulty in that department.”

― A. J. Liebling

“A poem generated by its own laws may be unrealized and bad in terms of so-called objective principles of taste, judgement, deduction.”

― A. R. Ammons

“I have too many responsibilities and principles. There’s no time for ‘guilty’ pleasures.”

― A. R. Rahman

“Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Corporate governance should be done more through principles than rules.”

― Adi Godrej

“If one sticks too rigidly to one’s principles, one would hardly see anybody.”

― Agatha Christie

“Dr. King’s general principles are universal. But the things he confronted took place in another era.”

― Al Sharpton

“I have principles and I am not going to be forced to compromise them.”

― Alan Sugar

“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.”

― Alan Watts

“To abandon oneself to principles is really to die – and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.”

― Albert Camus

“This oxidation of hydrogen in stages seems to be one of the basic principles of biological oxidation.”

― Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

“We shall all respect the principles of each other and do nothing that would be regarded as an act of oppression to any portion of the people.”

― Alexander Mackenzie

“It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”

― Alfred Adler

“It is always easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”

― Alfred Adler

“Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“I will not do anything against the basic principles of my party. The Bharatiya Janata Party will function under its declared policy.”

― Amit Shah

“The great thing about the Young Turks is that we’ve always stayed true to our principles.”

― Ana Kasparian

“Free speech is one of the founding principles of our republic.”

― Andrew Rosenthal

“We’ve shown Canadians that, when we have a strong message and when we stick to our principles, Conservatives can win anywhere.”

― Andrew Scheer

“I don’t necessarily take issue with the label ‘conservative journalist,’ but I never particularly use that to describe myself. But I guess the values and principles that I have may be aligned with issues that are either seen as center or center-right.”

― Andy Ngo

“A principle is a principle, and God created all the principles.”

― Andy Stanley

“It’s not that I’m not willing to compromise. But I won’t compromise on principles.”

― Ann Marie Buerkle

“Every branch of human knowledge, if traced up to its source and final principles, vanishes into mystery.”

― Arthur Machen

“The task of a priest, in some respects, may be different today, but the principles upon which Herbert built his life as a priest are of universal application.”

― Arthur Middleton

“Damn your principles! Stick to your party.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“We do not owe allegiance to any candidate because they share our party or our color, but because they share our principles and our conscience.”

― Benjamin Todd Jealous

“Among politicians the esteem of religion is profitable; the principles of it are troublesome.”

― Benjamin Whichcote

“Tony Blair has turned his back on the principles he claimed he believed in before he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with George W. Bush. He was an entirely different kind of leader.”

― Bianca Jagger

“It there any nation that acknowledges its errors and its sins and its crimes and the things it has done that are not consistent with its principles more than the United States? No, there is not.”

― Bill Bennett

“Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom?”

― Blaise Pascal

“Obey the principles without being bound by them.”

― Bruce Lee

“I tend to think that free-market conservative principles are the best ones for the CEO of a state.”

― Bruce Rauner

“I am a registered Democrat who is determined to return my party to the proletarian principles of the Franklin D. Roosevelt era.”

― Camille Paglia

“Principles and rules are intended to provide a thinking man with a frame of reference.”

― Carl von Clausewitz

“We have proven that conservative principles work: less taxes, less government, and more freedom.”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“The first issue of The Register was printed in London, and gave a glowing account of the province that was to be – its climate, its resources, the sound principles on which it was founded.”

― Catherine Helen Spence

“The only sound approach to collective bargaining is to work out an agreement that clarifies the rights and responsibilities of the parties, establishes principles and operates to the advantage of all concerned.”

― Charles E. Wilson

“When we deal with questions relating to principles of law and their applications, we do not suddenly rise into a stratosphere of icy certainty.”

― Charles Evans Hughes

“All the dark, malevolent Passions of the Soul are roused and exerted; its mild and amiable affections are suppressed; and with them, virtuous Principles are laid prostrate.”

― Charles Inglis

“Of all the principles which constitute Liberal Democracy, internationalism is the clearest, the most distinctive, and the one with the longest history.”

― Charles Kennedy

“Liberals have been committed to the principles of human rights, international stability, and international justice. They have also sought international solutions to those problems which have demanded collective attention.”

― Charles Kennedy

“A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“Business principles are only as good as the practices that back them up.”

― Chip Conley

“I don’t compromise my principles for politics.”

― Chris Christie

“The idea that there is a meritocracy where anyone from any background really might have the social and economic mobility to rise to the top in Silicon Valley, those are antithetical to a lot of the principles that the Trump administration apparently stands for.”

― Chris Sacca

“When a battle for suffrage is conducted, it should only be conducted according to socialist principles, and therefore with the demand of universal suffrage for women and men.”

― Clara Zetkin

“When Jack Welch was the CEO of General Electric, he was able to produce record growth year after year by using a few simple principles relentlessly. The system of management he used was called differentiation.”

― Clay Clark

“The principles of disruptive innovation are indeed intended to be guidelines to assist managers both in introducing disruptive innovations as well as identifying disruptive developments in their market.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“If our principles are only our principles when it is convenient for us, when they align with our visceral emotional responses, then they are, in fact, not principles at all.”

― Clint Smith

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

― D. H. Lawrence

“If principles don’t determine what you are going to pass or do, then power will.”

― Dan Webster

“The only problem with Republican principles is no one’s following them.”

― Dave Brat

“The basic principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ are simple, and they are universal. Faith in the Savior is the same in Boston as it is in Accra.”

― David A. Bednar

“Our Heavenly Father is pleased when we don’t compromise our faith and principles in times of desperation.”

― David Green

“NASA, and all the other spacefaring nations of the world, have agreed to a set of ‘planetary-protection’ principles, aimed at preventing the accidental contamination of another habitable world with organisms from Earth.”

― David Grinspoon

“And each of these perspectives comes to the same conclusion, which is that our global economy is out of control and performing contrary to basic principles of market economics.”

― David Korten

“In stating the principles which regulate exchangeable value and price, we should carefully distinguish between those variations which belong to the commodity itself, and those which are occasioned by a variation in the medium in which value is estimated, or price expressed.”

― David Ricardo

“I have always supported measures and principles and not men.”

― Davy Crockett

“I was born and raised a Christian, and I still adhere to those principles.”

― Dee Snider

“We just seem to have lost all our morals and principles and values these days.”

― Dolly Parton

“It’s difficult to see how the U.K. can be a member of the E.U. if it’s not adherent to the principles set out in the convention.”

― Dominic Grieve

“The principles of conservatism include upholding the rule of law and the United Kingdom’s international legal obligations.”

― Dominic Grieve

“The major studios don’t differ very much from one another as they all operate under essentially the same principles and pressure.”

― Douglas Wood

“I’ve been pretty broke my entire life. I’m not going to live that same life, but I’m going to keep those same principles.”

― Draymond Green

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

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Maintaining control indefinitely over millions of Palestinians will inevitably lead to a demographic nightmare and cannot be sustained if Israel is to remain true to its founding principles.”

― Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

“The principles governing Western democracies, of which Israel rightly considers itself a part, are based on the assurance that everyone has a vote, but also that the minority needs to yield to the wishes of the majority.”

― Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

“It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.”

― Edmund Burke

“One of the bedrock principles of physics is the conservation of energy. In this universe, energy can be neither created nor destroyed.”

― Edward M. Lerner

“Biology sometimes reveals its fundamental principles through what may seem at first to be arcane and bizarre.”

― Elizabeth Blackburn

“Fixed principles of truth are the only safeguard for youth.”

― Ellen G. White

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

― Elon Musk

“It’s all very well to have principles, but when it comes to money you have to be flexible.”

― Eugene Ormandy

“When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.”

― Eugene V. Debs

“Love and esteem are the first principles of friendship; it is always imperfect if either of these two are wanting.”

― Eustace Budgell

“I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.”

― Everett Dirksen

“Sound principles and eternal truths need to be frequently repeated so that we do not forget their application nor become dissuaded by other arguments.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“Like in nature, I like things which are based on a few simple principles, even though their manifestation can be very rich.”

― Fabiola Gianotti

“It is deeply against my principles to work on any project that I think is to weaponize AI.”

― Fei-Fei Li

“The principles behind explaining and educating the product or the elected official is similar, even though the actual execution of it is very, very different.”

― Frank Luntz

“Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“One of the principles upon which the E.U. is built is the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary.”

― Frans Timmermans

“No politician has ever yet been able to rule his country, nor has any country ever yet been able to face the world, upon the principles of the Sermon on the Mount.”

― Frederick Scott Oliver

“This means that to entrust to science – or to deliberate control according to scientific principles – more than scientific method can achieve may have deplorable effects.”

― Friedrich August von Hayek

“Canon is basically a very aggressive company. Our company works on competitive principles. It does not treat people equally, but it does treat them fairly.”

― Fujio Mitarai

“By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.”

― Galileo Galilei

“Utah’s economy stays strong by adhering to conservative fundamental principles: low and consistent tax rates, smaller and more efficient government, sensible regulation, and empowering the private sector to create jobs.”

― Gary Herbert

“I act on my principles, whether they’re popular or not.”

― Gavin Newsom

“My provocative statement is that we desperately need a serious, scientific theory of cities and scientific theory means quantifiable, relying on underlying generic principles that can be made in a – put into a predictive framework. That’s the quest.”

― Geoffrey West

“Just as we outgrow a pair of trousers, we outgrow acquaintances, libraries, principles, etc., at times before they’re worn out and times – and this is the worst of all – before we have new ones.”

― Georg C. Lichtenberg

“Governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deducted from it.”

― Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

“The ideals and principles for which Dr King fought have never been forgotten and are as relevant today as they were 40 years ago.”

― George Lucas

“I seek to call America home to those principles that gave us birth.”

― George McGovern

“I had to abandon free market principles in order to save the free market system.”

― George W. Bush

“Finally there are simple ideas of which no definition can be given; there are also axioms or postulates, or in a word primary principles, which cannot be proved and have no need of proof.”

― Gottfried Leibniz

“Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.”

― Groucho Marx

“Our love for the Founders leads us to abandon, and even to betray, the very principles they fought for.”

― H. W. Brands

“Cancer is a collection of many diseases with common principles, and each disease will have to be understood and more effectively controlled on its own terms.”

― Harold E. Varmus

“In my opinion, we should search for a completely different flying machine, based on other flying principles.”

― Henri Coanda

“The American foreign policy trauma of the sixties and seventies was caused by applying valid principles to unsuitable conditions.”

― Henry Kissinger

“The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn’t make it.”

― Henry Kissinger

“I was conducted in the evening to a tavern where several of the weavers who advocate the principles of the People’s Charter were in the habit of assembling.”

― Henry Mayhew

“We may either proceed from principles to facts, or recede from facts to principles.”

― Henry Mayhew

“Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I think that conservative principles have a broad appeal, and you should state them boldly, and the point of a Conservative election is to do conservative things, not to do Labour things but slightly less damaging.”

― Jacob Rees-Mogg

“The National Multifamily Housing Council, a trade association of apartment owners, managers, developers and lenders, has come to the defense of the interest deduction and other provisions favorable to the real estate industry, describing them as ‘core principles’ and promising a fight.”

― James B. Stewart

“In teaching, I wanted to offer a general pharmacology course based on chemical principles, biochemical classification and mathematical modelling. In the event I achieved neither of my ambitions.”

― James Black

“Today, the theory of evolution is an accepted fact for everyone but a fundamentalist minority, whose objections are based not on reasoning but on doctrinaire adherence to religious principles.”

― James D. Watson

“Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.”

― James Dyson

“You can design a mortgage system that is different without a Fannie and Freddie, but there are principles you have to have, to have a good system.”

― Jamie Dimon

“Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.”

― Jawaharlal Nehru

“You have to maintain your principles but have a broader appeal.”

― Jeb Bush

“This is not a time to back away from the principles that this country was founded on.”

― Jeff Bingaman

“You know, Arabs are critical of United States foreign policy, but they also associate the U.S. with democratic principles and opportunity.”

― Jehane Noujaim

“I understand the principles of dissent in parliament.”

― Jeremy Corbyn

“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.”

― Jerzy Kosinski

“From a policy standpoint, the Judeo-Christian principles are important.”

― Jim DeMint

“I personally developed the Academy training program. All our training is based on solid educational principles. We present the material in four training formats: lecture, demonstration, drill, and implementation.”

― Jim Evans

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

― Jimmy Carter

“I think Bible principles are principles for life.”

― Joel Osteen

“I bought some books in order to learn the first principles of philosophy.”

― Johann Heinrich Lambert

“I appeal to all Britishers to answer this call to arms for the defence of all the principles that we Englishmen have been the first to proclaim in the world.”

― John Amery

“It is often said by reformers that government should be conducted upon business principles.”

― John Buchanan Robinson

“Policies are many, Principles are few, Policies will change, Principles never do.”

― John C. Maxwell

“The essential principles of the three-dimensional structure of organic molecules had been correctly formulated by the first Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Jacobus van’t Hoff, as early as 1874.”

― John Cornforth

“Thanks to President Bush and Republican principles, businesses now have more confidence to hire workers.”

― John Doolittle

“Libertarian principles are very simple, but you can’t violate any of them and still call yourself Libertarian.”

― John McAfee

“I admire the Islam. There’s a lot of good principles in it.”

― John McCain

“The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance.”

― John Rawls

“Principles of fair and equitable treatment included in many treaties are uncontroversial as general principles of good public governance.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“We in the West should stand by our core principles.”

― Jose Maria Aznar

“Principles, convictions and motives are neither sold nor bargained for!”

― Joseph Pulitzer

“One of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism is to receive truth, let it come from whence it may.”

― Joseph Smith, Jr.

“Since at least the Middle Ages, philosophers and philologists have dreamed of curing natural languages of their flaws by constructing entirely new idioms according to orderly, logical principles.”

― Joshua Foer

“I make a distinction between manners and etiquette – manners as the principles, which are eternal and universal, etiquette as the particular rules which are arbitrary and different in different times, different situations, different cultures.”

― Judith Martin

“The hajj is one of the five essential practices of Islam; when they make the pilgrimage to Mecca, Muslims ritually act out the central principles of their faith.”

― Karen Armstrong

“Principles are a dangerous form of social dynamite.”

― Katharine Anthony

“None of the constitutional, legal or other principles bars me from returning to the judiciary, since the judiciary remains independent if the actors remain independent and fair.”

― Khil Raj Regmi

“We should be led by principles and morals and not by men.”

― Killer Mike

“All individuals in all cultures use the same thirty basic moral categories, concepts, or principles, and all individuals in all cultures go through the same order or sequence of gross stage development, though they vary in rate and terminal point of development.”

― Lawrence Kohlberg

“I have been accused of allegedly giving up my free-market principles in supporting some of Donald Trump’s proposed policies.”

― Lawrence Kudlow

“You have principles. You test them as accurately as you can. Eventually, they might break down.”

― Lisa Randall

“I learned early on about the real meaning of equity and inclusion, and that when those guiding principles are not met, they can have devastating effects on individuals, families, and communities.”

― Lori Lightfoot

“Let our lives be in accordance with our convictions of right, each striving to carry out our principles.”

― Lucretia Mott

“I watched Reagan turn around the country by lowering taxes and controlling spending, and I’m applying the same principles.”

― Luis Fortuno

“I’m not gonna change my principles. I’m not gonna change anything just to make money.”

― Lyoto Machida

“People end up fleeing countries who adopt economic policies based on these flawed principles. And more often than not, they come here.”

― Marco Rubio

“Spiritual principles do not change, but we do.”

― Marianne Williamson

“The Republican corporatists are worse than the Democratic corporatists, but only to a degree. And Republican corporatists are at least true to their principles, however abhorrent those principles might be to some of us.”

― Marianne Williamson

“Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right.”

― Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

“I was raised a socialist by two very socialist parents, and I still feel very animated about socialist principles.”

― Mariella Frostrup

“Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.”

― Mark Twain

“I’m willing to negotiate, but not compromise my core principles.”

― Markwayne Mullin

“All universal moral principles are idle fancies.”

― Marquis de Sade

“The FCC can’t enforce press-statement principles without adopting official rules, and those rules must be based on the legal theory of reclassification.”

― Marvin Ammori

“Upon the principles of reason, the good of many is preferable to the good of a few or of one; a lasting good is to be preferred before a temporary, the public before the private.”

― Mary Astell

“Jon Tester no longer can say that he supports the principles and values of the people of Montana.”

― Matt Rosendale

“The Framers of the Constitution wisely understood that constitutional principles must not be sacrificed on the altar of political appeasement.”

― Max Baucus

“If diffraction or interference phenomena were to be sought it was therefore necessary, in accordance with the basic principles of wave theory, to select for the test arrangement far smaller decisive dimensions than those employed in corresponding tests with visible light.”

― Max von Laue

“Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.”

― Mercy Otis Warren

“I put my country and my principles first.”

― Michael Gove

“My title is intended to suggest that the community of scientists is organized in a way which resembles certain features of a body politic and works according to economic principles similar to those by which the production of material goods is regulated.”

― Michael Polanyi

“The underlying principles of strategy are enduring, regardless of technology or the pace of change.”

― Michael Porter

“We should be exploring consciousness at the neural level and higher, where the arrow of causal analysis points up toward such principles as emergence and self-organization.”

― Michael Shermer

“We should not fear what our country was built on: a set of Judeo-Christian principles.”

― Michael T. Flynn

“The United Nations should become a proactive agent in the dissemination of democratic principles.”

― Michelle Bachelet

“The money in the schools overpowers the principles of the purpose.”

― Miroslav Vitous

“We represent the moderate teachings and principles of Islam.”

― Mohammad bin Salman

“The deterioration of a government begins almost always by the decay of its principles.”

― Montesquieu

“My principles are more important than the money or my title.”

― Muhammad Ali

“According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy, he is given the choice between repentance and punishment.”

― Naguib Mahfouz

“I might spar with him, or I might teach him a few tricks, but even if there was $1 billion or £1m offered, I’d never get in the ring with another Muslim. It’s against my principles.”

― Naseem Hamed

“Now I call myself a bleeding heart libertarian. Because I do believe in the principles of Libertarianism as an ideal – because I’m an idealist.”

― Neil Peart

“Whatever my faults, I have some principles.”

― Nigel Farage

“The U.S. – the idea that the U.S. has introduced and imposed principles of international law, that’s hardly even a joke. The United States has even gone so far as to veto Security Council resolutions calling on all states to observe international law. That was in the 1980s under Reagan.”

― Noam Chomsky

“The very design of neoliberal principles is a direct attack on democracy.”

― Noam Chomsky

“To have doubted one’s own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.”

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“How natural that the errors of the ancient should be handed down and, mixing with the principles and system which Christ taught, give to us an adulterated Christianity.”

― Olympia Brown

“I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.”

― Oscar Wilde

“The way I work with my cinematographer is not based on general principles, but the ideas are triggered by the locations where we shoot.”

― Paolo Sorrentino

“I don’t worry too much about the fundamentalist principles that are in almost any discussion about jazz.”

― Pat Metheny

“I don’t consult polls to tell me what my principles are or what our policies should be.”

― Paul Ryan

“We will not try to replace our founding principles, we will reapply our founding principles.”

― Paul Ryan

“I have not been able in one lecture even to scratch the surface of the role of maximum principles in analytic economics.”

― Paul Samuelson

“One of the principles of the Trump administration is that we will never sacrifice our economy on the altar of foreign policy.”

― Peter Navarro

“I get along with people. But I don’t sacrifice my principles either.”

― Phil Gingrey

“Compromise for compromise sake is never good, unless it is grounded in principles.”

― Pramila Jayapal

“The Tory party is at is strongest when it is in tune with the hopes and aspirations of Britain’s hard-working, law-abiding majority, and when it governs through clear Conservative principles.”

― Priti Patel

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

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I am a person who is inclined to define relations between individuals based on principles.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles.”

― Red Skelton

“And my principles go right in line with the Tea Party.”

― Renee Ellmers

“I ask the members of the Knesset to be very strict about maintaining the principles of democracy.”

― Reuven Rivlin

“We should not live by Darwinian principles. But Darwin explains how we got here.”

― Richard Dawkins

“Indeed, in foreign policymaking, inconsistency is often a virtue. I speak not of principles but of policy.”

― Richard N. Haass

“You’ve got to be known for what you’re running on, what principles.”

― Rick Scott

“Buildings designed exclusively on scientific principles will depress their occupants and constrain their creativity.”

― Robert Evans

“Hard science fiction, which is what I write, often is rightly criticized for having either negligible or unbelievable characterization, but the science I’ve actually studied most post-secondarily is psychology, and characterization is the art of dramatizing psychological principles.”

― Robert J. Sawyer

“Quite frankly, I would prefer to have a non-Christian like Mitt Romney who at least pretends to embrace biblical principles over a professing Christian like Barack Obama who embraces very unbiblical positions on abortion.”

― Robert Jeffress

“But the more an organization succeeds and prospers, the more it is likely to be diverted from its original ideals, principles and purposes.”

― Robert Shea

“The principles and policy of these Presidents were marked by the most enlarged and comprehensive statesmanship, promoting the highest interests of the Republic.”

― Robert Toombs

“The mongers brought them together upon a mutual surrender of their principles.”

― Robert Toombs

“There is no question but that the laws and principles which Solon laid down both foreshadowed and prepared the way for all republics of later ages, including our own.”

― Robert W. Welch, Jr.

“There are a lot of westerns that deal with people standing up for their principles, and that is the predominant theme that has been in my films.”

― Rod Lurie

“I should not deal with things that aren’t founded on ethical principles, because that’s not who I am as a human being.”

― Rohan Marley

“One of the key principles we have at Amazon is ‘by a fraction.’ We like to get things done quickly.”

― Roy Price

“I do transcendental meditation, which is, I suppose, derived from Vedic or Ayurvedic principles, which is sort of Hindu principles.”

― Russell Brand

“Eternal principles that govern happiness apply equally to all.”

― Russell M. Nelson

“I chose the Republican Party because of the principles the party was founded on. This was the party of freedom. This was the party that sought the abolition of slavery.”

― Ryan Frazier

“We don’t expect every operator to be Christian, but we tell them we do expect them to operate on Christian principles.”

― S. Truett Cathy

“After the turbulence of death, moral principles and even religious proofs are called into question.”

― Salvatore Quasimodo

“General principles… are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are to its leaves.”

― Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Our religious freedoms are under constant attack from a variety of groups who seek to undermine our constitutional rights and threaten our founding principles.”

― Scott Pruitt

“It is important that we return to the principles of the Dublin agreement and help Greece with European funds to accommodate refugees.”

― Sebastian Kurz

“Iran will be the most checked and inspected country if the principles agreed in Lausanne are transferred into the language of practical agreements.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“Our country was founded upon the principles of debate and compromise.”

― Seth Moulton

“The U.N. guards the vital principles entrenched in its charter, notably the sovereign equality of states and the inadmissibility of interference in their internal affairs. It is precisely because the U.N. is the chief guardian of both these sacrosanct principles that it alone is allowed to approve derogations from them.”

― Shashi Tharoor

“I discovered the foundations of Ayurveda and Siddha, and more importantly I found that all of Western control systems engineering principles had actually been discovered by the great ancient Indian sages, 5,000 years ago.”

― Shiva Ayyadurai

“The importance of the facts testified, and their relations to the affairs of the soul, and the life to come, can make no difference in the principles or the mode of weighing the evidence.”

― Simon Greenleaf

“For a truly effective social campaign, a brand needs to embrace the first principles of marketing, which involves brand definition and consistent storytelling.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“I used the principles of Kickstarter to make ‘She’s Gotta Have It.’ We filmed that in 1985 to 1986. The final cost was $175,000. I didn’t have that money. It was friends, grants, donations. We saved our bottles for the nickel deposit.”

― Spike Lee

“The principles of comedy are the principles of comedy. I can hear funny.”

― Stephan Pastis

“Principles are guidelines for human conduct that are proven to have enduring, permanent value.”

― Stephen Covey

“When we value correct principles, we have truth – a knowledge of things as they are.”

― Stephen Covey

“Sometimes a mentor has to be reminded of the principles he has tried to instill in others.”

― Stephen Henderson

“During the 1990s the United States sought to impose the ‘Washington Consensus’ on Latin American governments. It embodied what Latin Americans call ‘neo-liberal’ principles: budget cuts, privatization, deregulation of business, and incentives for foreign companies. This campaign sparked bitter resistance and ultimately collapsed.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“No one will presumably ever be able to prove or disprove such fundamental religious principles as the existence of God.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“Predictions of a disappearing political center are a warning of a bleak future that we can avoid only by adhering to our nation’s founding principles.”

― Susan Collins

“India’s engagement with the ASEAN region lies in the clarity of the principles that we share.”

― Sushma Swaraj

“President Reagan stood for conservative principles in a way that brought people together.”

― Ted Cruz

“I’m pretty well grounded in Christian principles.”

― Ted Yoho

“For I firmly believe that Jewish life, indeed any communal life, can only be organized according to democratic principles.”

― Theodore Bikel

“Neither can men, by the same principles, be considered as lands, goods, or houses, among possessions. It is necessary that all property should be inferiour to its possessor. But how does the slave differ from his master, but by chance?”

― Thomas Clarkson

“Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“Not long ago, in response to a spell of insomnia, I learned some of the principles of meditation, to empty my mind piece by piece. It was like the old game of jacks – cautiously lifting each jack clear of its neighbor until only the empty background remained.”

― Thomas McGuane

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

― Thomas Paine

“Every science has for its basis a system of principles as fixed and unalterable as those by which the universe is regulated and governed. Man cannot make principles; he can only discover them.”

― Thomas Paine

“I’m endorsing Col. Maness for United States Senate because of his deeply held commitment to the constitutional rights and principles our nation was founded upon.”

― Tim Kennedy

“We should not just talk about conservative principles, but we should actually advance them.”

― Todd Young

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

― Tom Stoppard

“Conservatives have the advantage of knowing how to debate each other on issues, principles, and priorities, and that is where they should engage Trump.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The truest statesmanship to which any feeble mortal can ever aspire is the sincere effort to apply the Savior’s principles to human government.”

― Trent Franks

“If we can employ free market principles, we can help everyone.”

― Trent Franks

“On the Republican Party platform and the major issues of the Republican Party, Charlie Dent is significantly removed from those foundational principles in his voting record.”

― Trent Franks

“The Feeding the 5000 campaign is inviting food businesses to sign up to the principles of the Food Waste Pyramid tool, which illustrates a simple set of steps that any food business can take to avoid and reduce food waste.”

― Tristram Stuart

“I will, based on the existing ROC constitutional system, based on democratic principles, on the basis of the largest public opinion, promote cross-strait policy.”

― Tsai Ing-wen

“If someone is willing to sell out his principles for the job, he is not worthy of it.”

― Tzipi Livni

“By the time I returned to Czechoslovakia, I had an understanding of the principles of the market.”

― Vaclav Klaus

“Collaboration and augmentation are the foundational principles of innovation.”

― Vaclav Smil

“My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism. I put myself before the public voluntarily.”

― Victoria Woodhull

“We have to abandon liberal methods and principles of organizing a society.”

― Viktor Orban

“I am very loyal to my principles.”

― Vitor Belfort

“The leaders of the world’s largest economies agreed during the November 2008 G20 summit not to create barriers hindering global trade and capital flows. Russia shares these principles.”

― Vladimir Putin

“Even if the KKK isn’t the outsized presence it once was in this country, many of its principles and ideas are alive and well.”

― W. Kamau Bell

“To regard all things and principles of things as inconstant modes or fashions has more and more become the tendency of modern thought.”

― Walter Pater

“Kirsten Gillibrand and I are very similar in our biographies. We’re both mothers, we’re both lawyers. But we couldn’t be more different in our beliefs, in our principles, in our politics.”

― Wendy Long

“Success in management and success in sport are derived from the same basic principles.”

― Will Carling

“Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.”

― William Cowper

“We love your adherence to democratic principles.”

― William F. Buckley, Jr.

“Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers.”

― William Feather

“We may be personally defeated, but our principles never!”

― William Lloyd Garrison

“Our differences are policies; our agreements, principles.”

― William McKinley

“Surely the principles of Christianity lead to action as well as meditation.”

― William Wilberforce

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

― Woodrow Wilson

“I’ve learned to be pragmatic, but I don’t sacrifice my principles, my values.”

― Xavier Becerra

“Bringing an end to mass government surveillance needs to be a central pillar of returning to the principles we have put in jeopardy in the early 21st century.”

― Yochai Benkler
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