It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own.

Men who would rather go to jail than betray what they believe to be their duty to their fellow workers and the principles which they hold.

Important principles may and must be inflexible.

One never knows whether people have principles on principle or whether for their own personal satisfaction.

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

…with the true convert, holiness is woven into all his powers, principles, and practice

I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.

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

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

Who stands fast? Only the man whose final standard is not his reason, his principles, his conscience, his freedom, or his virtue, but who is ready to sacrifice all this when he is called to obedient and responsible action in faith and in exclusive allegiance to God the responsible man, who tries to make his whole life an answer to the question and call of God. Where are these responsible people?

It is easier to produce ten volumes of philosophical writing than to put one principle into practice

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

Custom is the principle magistrate of man’s life

Ye spend all your days contriving forms and rules for the principles of your Faith, while that which profiteth you in all this is to comprehend the good-pleasure of your Lord and unitedly to become well-acquainted with His supreme Purpose.

Christianity is not so much the advent of a better doctrine as of a perfect character.

Only ideals are dangerous.

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

We object to bringing this question down to the level of persons. The individual is but an atom; he is born, he acts, he dies; but principles are eternal; and this has been a contest over a principle.

I believe the world grows near its end, yet is neither old nor decayed, nor will ever perish upon the ruins of its own principles.

If there be one principle more deeply rooted than any other in the mind of every American, it is, that we should have nothing to do with conquest

To-day we have fewer dogmas, but I think that we have stronger principles. By a dogma I mean a deduction from facts which is only valid under certain conditions, and which becomes untrue if those conditions change. By a principle I mean something that is an eternal and universal truth.

Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.

We only live once and every day spent living your principles is a day at liberty. It is clear that history is on our side.

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

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

People who put principles before people are people who hate people. They dont much care about how well it works, just about how right it is . . . they may even like it better if it inflicts enough pain.

I am a Quantum Engineer, but on Sundays I Have Principles.

Principle is OK up to a certain point, but principle doesn’t do any good if you lose.

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

It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more ‘manhood’ to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.

I think perhaps love thrives on unlikely circumstance and chance : life thrives on these principles, and is life not love? And love not life?

Those who deny the first principle should be flogged or burned until they admit that it is not the same thing to be burned and not burned, or whipped and not whipped.

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.

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

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

The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy – give one and take ten

High ethics and religious principles form the basis for success and happiness in every area of life

Why do we call ourselves ‘Imagists’.Well why not? Well I think it is a very good and descriptive title and it serves to enunciate some of the principles we mos firmly believe in… Direct treatment of the few adjectives as possible..a hardness,as of cut stone… individuality of rhythm…

Half a century ago in this court I was sworn in as the Member of Parliament for George. And here I am today I am not better than General De Wet. I am not better than President Steyn. Like them I stand firm in my principles. I can do no different. So help me God.

We love your adherence to democratic principles and to the democratic process.

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.

We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles.

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

My basic principle is that you don’t make decisions because they are easy; you don’t make them because they are cheap; you don’t make them because they’re popular; you make them because they’re right.