Quotation Explorer - 'Principal'

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man. - Mark Twain
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. - Mark Twain
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge. . . observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination. - Denis Diderot
Rise above principal and do what's right. - Joseph Heller
MINISTER, n. An agent of a higher power with a lower responsibility. In diplomacy and officer sent into a foreign country as the visible embodiment of his sovereign's hostility. His principal qualification is a degree of plausible inveracity next below that of an ambassador. - Ambrose Bierce
Next to selfishness the principal cause which makes life unsatisfactory is want of mental cultivation. - John Stuart Mill
The bold display of our unattractive parts is an effective substitute for beauty since it duplicates beauty's principal effects, namely the excitation of admiration, charm, and envy in the beholder, who is moved to wish that they too could carry their own defects with the same ease. - Agona Apell
Most people believe the mind to be a mirror, more or less accurately reflecting the world outside them, not realizing on the contrary that the mind is itself the principal element of creation. - Rabindranath Tagore
All animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. - Samuel Butler
He said that the principal function of music was to organize the details into harmonies that were intended to make us forget that there was randomness all around us. The same, he said, could be said for great books. - Selden Edwards
The media network has its idols, but its principal idol is its own style which generates an aura of winning and leaves the rest in darkness. It recognizes neither pity nor pitilessness. - John Berger
All that we call sacred history attests that the birth of a poet is the principal event in chronology. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. - Mark Twain
Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding. - Bible
Leadership potential is in everyone; we all have it, but we all don't know it until we have a direct individual encounter with the Holy Spirit of God. The principal source of leadership influence is the Holy Spirit. - Israelmore Ayivor
The principal goal of education in schools is to teach students basic knowledge and kindle mindsets that know how to think better and to understand the world in which they live. - Debasish Mridha
Husbandry is the foundation of civilization - all sustenance derives from it, as well as the principal benefits and blessings that civilization brings. - Ibn 'Abdun
Every industrious man, in every lawful calling, is a useful man. And one principal reason why men are so often useless is that they neglect their own profession or calling, and divide and shift their attention among a multiplicity of objects and pursuits. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wisdom Is The Principal Thing - Kayode Infomart
To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues. - John Locke
Não sobrava nada além de uma tola liberdade condicional, a piada de se viver como uma palavra entre parênteses, divorciada da frase principal e da qual, no entanto, é quase sempre sustentação e explicação - Julio Cortázar
Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue. - John Dryden
IRRELIGION, n. The principal one of the great faiths of the world. - Ambrose Bierce
There are three principal ways to lose money: wine, women, and engineers. While the first two are more pleasant, the third is by far the more certain.
What counts now is not just what we are against, but what we are for. Who leads us is less important than what leads us-what convictions, what courage, what faith-win or lose. A man doesn't save a century, or a civilization, but a militant party wedded to a principal can. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers. - Arthur Koestler
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