Quotation Explorer - 'Principles'

Religious people claim that it's just the fundamentalists of each religion that cause problems. But there's got to be something wrong with the religion itself if those who strictly adhere to its most fundamental principles are violent bigots and sexists. - David G. McAfee
Timeless principles never age, and truth is as young as the day it was spoken into existence. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Churchmen sought to introduce rational trial procedures and sophisticated legal principles in place of the superstition-based trial by ordeal that had characterized the Germanic legal order. - Thomas E. Woods Jr.
Back of every noble life there are principles that have fashioned it.
I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to flexible at all times. - Everett Mckinley Dirkson
Man tends to treat all opinions as principles. - Herbert Agar
’s another focus in the book was on the declining level of society that is characterized by an attitude of entitlement with principles of leadership. - Chris Salamone
A troubled and afflicted mankind looks to us, pleading for us to keep our rendezvous with destiny; that we will uphold the principles of self-reliance, self-discipline, morality, and, above all, responsible liberty for every individual that we will become that shining city on a hill. - Ronald Reagan
Learn from the earliest days to insure your principles against the perils of ridicule; you can no more exercise your reason if you live in the constant dread of laughter, than you can enjoy your life if you are in the constant terror of death. - Sydney Smith
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example. - Niccolò Machiavelli
Spiritual maturity is not defined by how well one applies Biblical principles to suppress sin. - John Paul Warren
7 Principles of a Happy MarriageAlways listenBe thereCompromise is necessaryBuild up trustA kiss before sleep, a kiss after wakingNever keep scoreDo things together - Steven Aitchison
Glory built on selfish principles is shame and guilt. - William Cowper
If the international community is not ready to defend the principles which it itself has proclaimed as its foundations, let it say so openly, both to the people of Bosnia and to the people of the world. Let it proclaim a new code of behavior in which force will be the first and the last argument. - Alija Izetbegović
Allow yourself to think only those thoughts that match your principles and can bear the bright light of day. Day by day, your choices, your thoughts, your actions fashion the person you become. Your integrity determines your destiny. - Heraclitus
We call on the international community to share equitably the responsibility for protecting, assisting and hosting refugees in accordance with principles of international solidarity and human rights. - Widad Akreyi
Foremost, step one could take is avoiding the cheap behaviour of compromising principles with decorated lies which assails the moral power of common sense. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
The reason for the absence of success is not because of lack of money but because of theabsence of the understanding of the principles of success - Sunday Adelaja
Creative leadership can be described as adaptability meets agility, and innovation meets principles. - Pearl Zhu
Even though we live in an unfair world, where some men and nations acquire their wealth in ways that are not always as straightforward as we would like it to be, yet in the midst of it all, it is not impossible to discover principles and secrets for the greatness of nations. - Sunday Adelaja
He who merely knows right principles is not equal to him who loves them. - Confucius
With honest and straightforward business principles, close and careful attention to details, and the ability to take advantage of favourable opportunities and circumstances, there is a scope for success. - Jamsetji Tata
Everyone knows the principles of Beautiful life but,only few of them have opportunities to follow them. - Kartik Mehta
Like love, the light or guidance of truth that influences us exists only in living form, not in principles or rules or expectations or advice, however widely circulated - Alan W. Watts
Three Ps that I can't sacrifice: Process, Purpose, and Principles. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
The habit of intellectual principles without reasons is called faith. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Modern scientific findings harmonize with revelation through the ages. No conflict exists between the gospel and any truth .... All true principles are a part of the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is no principle that we need to fear. - Spencer W. Kimball
True development only comes when the principles of truth and honesty have been successfully transmitted into the daily and everyday lifestyle of the people. - Sunday Adelaja
In the modern world, in which thousands of people are dying every hour as a consequence of politics, no writing anywhere can begin to be credible unless it is informed by political awareness and principles. Writers who have neither product utopian trash.
One of the most basic principles for making and keeping peace within and between nations. . . is that in political, military, moral, and spiritual confrontations, there should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat. - Jimmy Carter
I would rather be an opportunist and float than go to the bottom with my principles around my neck. - Stanley Baldwin
Your success is determined by the principles upon which you live your life. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
These were the companions who justified my principles, who gave me the strength to continue against any foe, real or imagined. These were the companions who fought the helplessness, the rage, and frustration.These were the friends who gave me my life. - R.A. Salvatore
In order to grasp the principles of spiritual growth, you need to be filled with understanding and the wisdom of God. - Sunday Adelaja
It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. - Alfred Adler
I don't like principles. I prefer prejudices. - Oscar Wilde
There's great peace in surrendering to principles - Stefan Molyneux
What are you will to sacrifice for success? Whatever it is, don't sacrifice your values, your morals, your principles. Not worth it. - Richie Norton
Control.... is not what we need.What we need is to bend to the tempest like pine and palm trees - flexible, adaptive, attuned, yet fully rooted in our principles. - Patricia Pearson
Do not justify art, once you do, it limits the feelings it is apt to inflict. Art with Boundaries shadows all its principles. - Unarine Ramaru
Principles have no real force except when one is well fed. - Mark Twain
I find that principles have no real force except when one is well fed. - Mark Twain
If you stay true to your principles, you have confidence, conviction, purpose, values - in other words, you have a future. - Mike Klepper
Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is timing. It wait on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way. - Fulton J. Sheen
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. - Thomas Paine
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world. - Oscar Wilde
Wealth will always find their way out of societies where truth and honesty are not established into the societies where there are principles of honesty and truth. - Sunday Adelaja
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles. - George Jean Nathan
General principles should not be based on exceptional cases. - Robert J. Sawyer
The Sermon on the Mount is not a set of principles to be obeyed apart from identification with Jesus Christ. The Sermon on the Mount is a statement of the life we will live when the Holy Spirit is getting his way with us. - Oswald Chambers
Policies are ephemeral; principles are eternal. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
There are two principles between which there can be no compromise—liberty and coercion. - Frédéric Bastiat
It is the relationship between the physical environment and the environed organism, between physiography and ontography (to coin a term), that constitutes the essential principles of geography today. - William Morris Davis
We must remember that the test of our religious principles lies not just in what we say, not only in our prayers, not even in living blameless lives - but in what we do for others - Harry Truman
Principles are meant to serve people, not people serving to uphold the principle, while harming the people. - Shannon L. Alder
There is an important sense in which government is distinctive from administration. One is perpetual, the other is temporary and changeable. A man may be loyal to his government and yet oppose the particular principles and methods of administration. - Abraham Lincoln
BE OPEN TO new thoughts, to new people, to new principles, to new ideas, to new experiences. "NEW" MAKES US GROW - Rossana Condoleo
When people attempt to rebel against the iron logic of Nature, they come into conflict with the very same principles to which they owe their existence as human beings. Their actions against Nature must lead to their own downfall. - Adolf Hitler
Whereas purpose provides the juice and the direction, principles define the parameters of action and the criteria for excellence of behavior. - David Allen
There is no such thing as phD in swag. Only uni. After learning the principles of swag, one must do their own individual trainibg to increase horizons of their 4 elements of swag. Then comes controlling the swag count that's is released from within. - Batuhan Ibal
A person who knows spiritual principles will walk confidently in God’s path, to fulfil what God has already planned to do - Sunday Adelaja
By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox. - Galileo Galilei
I believe that without strict enforcement of penalties for any offence violating the principles of truth and honesty, Nigeria and Africa will not be able to move from our present state of underdevelopment into civilization. - Sunday Adelaja
Senescent judges show how patriotic they are by passing out hard sentences for tearing up a draft card or following one's conscience according to the principles established by our country at the Nuremburg trials. - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
The principles now planted in thy bosom will grow, and one day reach maturity; and in that maturity thou wilt find thy heaven or thy hell. - David Thomas
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
God’s principles work whether we believe them or not. - Sunday Adelaja
PRINCIPLES ARE LIKE THE LIGHTHOUSES. THEY STAND STILL. SO WE DON'T LOSE OUR WAY. - Kenan Crnkić
Our lives are destined by the determination of our own principles. - Saleem Durrani
Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed. - Mark Twain
Peace won by the compromise of principles is a short-lived achievement.
It's not the law of religion nor the principles of morality that define our highways and pathways to God; only by the Grace of God are we led and drawn, to God. It is His grace that conquers a multitude of flaws and in that grace, there is only favor. Favor is not achieved; favor is received. - C. JoyBell C.
I gave up worrying about the principles of fiction writing when I realized that there weren't any. - Teri Louise Kelly
There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles and recreate good ones; it can lift men to angelship. - Mark Twain
The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles. - Ayn Rand
If you had the seeds of pestilence in your body you would not have a more active contagion that you have in your tempers, tastes, and principles. Simply to be in this world, whatever you are, is to exert an influence, compared with which mere language and persuasion are feeble.
War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.
Statesmen may plan and speculate for liberty but it is religion and morality alone that can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. - John Adams
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them.
A mother`s job is not complete till she has taught and imbibed God`s Words, and principles into her kids. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
And is it not sects, bodies of definite, uncompromising principles, that lead us into revolutions? - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles. - Confucius
The church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society. - Martin Luther King Jr.
There is no better time than now to rededicate yourself to the principles taught by Jesus, and to teach your children about Him too! - Soraya Diase Coffelt
I cannot stress how important and effective it is to leverage the principles of S.T.A.R.T. - Serve. Thank. Ask. Receive. Trust. - Richie Norton
It is right that we should stand by and act on our principles; but not right to hold them in obstinate blindness, or retain them when proved to be erroneous. - Michael Faraday
Spiritual maturity is not defined by how well one applies Biblical principles to suppress sin. If you are capable of suppressing your sins or managing them, you would have no need for a Redeemer. - John Paul Warren
Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. - Ambrose Bierce
The only strategy to protect and preserve a nation is to establish the golden rules and principles of the Kingdom of God in the society. - Sunday Adelaja
Let me tell you what justice is. Justice is the law. And that man's feeble attempt to lay down the principles of deceny. - Morgan Freeman
Love, he told himself, was open to interpretation like any other abstract indulgence but followed the same principles everywhere, irrespective of everything else. One, either won or lost in love, there was no bridge in between, and he decided he had lost, lost to himself, if not to her. - Faraaz Kazi
Power lacks moral or principles. It only has interests. - Horacio Castellanos Moya
When the economy of a country is based fundamentally on the principles of truth and honesty, that nation experiences economic stability. - Sunday Adelaja
Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others. - Groucho Marx
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong. - Eugene V. Debs
Many people would fight against the idea that they are corrupt. While in the real sense, they are corrupt because they don’t live by the principles of honesty and truth. - Sunday Adelaja
If you see any country that is advanced and developed today, it is because that society is fundamentally based on principles of truth and honesty. - Sunday Adelaja
It is often easier to fight for one's principles that to live up to them. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
If we abide by the principles taught by the Bible, our country will go on prospering. - Daniel Webster
Religion will not regain its old power until it can face change in the same spirit as does science. Its principles may be eternal, but the expression of those principles requires continual development. - Alfred North Whitehead
Globally, democracies have also acted in ways that suggest an outright renunciation of their principles at home. - Nayef Al-Rodhan
Our children need to assimilate the wonder that is India when they are young, so that they imbibe the principles of our founding fathers and continue to build this great nation. - Shallu Jindal
It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree -- make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to. - Elon Musk
A world without esoteric knowledge is a poorer place and we as a humanity pay the price for the loss of its principles. - Belsebuub
This is a party that used to embrace freedom but now they've abandoned the principles of Thomas Jefferson and adopted the tactics of Joseph Stalin.' he says. And he, (Eric O'Keefe) notes that those tactics are even aimed at fellow Democrats who don't fall in line. - Kimberly Strassel
Don’t let them fool you and tell you goals has to be unified before any partnership agreement. Be carefully concerned about unifying your values and principles, after that all will run smoothly. - Sameh Elsayed
We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles. - Mark Twain
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
Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga. - Kripalvanandji
Integrity is the ability of being honest and having strong moral principles and values, which reflect in our character.Decide to work in integrity and uprightness of hearts that is the price to be paid for you to realise your vision. - Prince Akwarandu
If one abandons their principles when tested by struggle, they were never true principles but advertisements for character they never possessed. - Tiffany Madison
The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom. - Horace Greeley
An advanced human rights friendly Constitution is fine and well - but what good is it if it is not put into practice? The government says it cherishes the principles in the SA Constitution, and yet acts in a manner which cannot be reconciled with that very Constitution. - Christina Engela
If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody. - Agatha Christie
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
Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...well I have others. - Groucho Marx
There were two choices in life. Survive or succumb. And most people weren’t even conscious of the path they chose. Because they chose for all the wrong reasons. Love, principles, dreams, desire. The world hadn’t changed. It had always been survival of the fittest. - Claire Merle
Truth and honesty are some of the most powerful principles to developing a nation. - Sunday Adelaja
You know you are starting to love her when you are starting to go against your principles. - Rhodrigo Tesoro
The tendencies of democracies are, in all things, to mediocrity, since the tastes, knowledge and principles of the majority form the tribunal of the appeal. - James Fenimore Cooper
History is the preceptor of prudence, not principles. - Edmund Burke
It is often easier to fight for one’s principles than it is to live up to them. - Adlai E. Stevenson II
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate. - Bertrand Russell
It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom. - Horace Greeley
To irrational principles, one cannot be loyal. Ideas that are not derived from reality cannot be consistently practiced in reality.--as quoted by Leonard Peikoff in "Objectivism: The Philosophy of - Ayn Rand
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
A philosophy a system of principles that will guide your thoughts and actions. - Napoleon Hill
Is liberty your compass needle? Do you live by it? Do you seek it out equally for yourself as for others? Is it your creed? Do you observe its tenets and principles? Are you truly free? - A.E. Samaan
Rewards of life lived with principles; bloom, when life is about to end or has departed already. - Aniruddha Sastikar
Everything is useful which contributes to fix in the principles and practices of virtue. - Thomas Jefferson
ritual maturity is not defined by how well one applies Biblical principles to suppress sin. If you are capable of suppressing your sins or managing them, you would have no need for a Redeemer. - John Paul Warren
One of the principles of increase that provide enough demand for growth is vision - Sunday Adelaja
Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. - John Adams
If a country successfully translate the principles of truth and honesty into their social life, then that country experiences peace, tranquillity and serenity. - Sunday Adelaja
The integrity of the upright provides guiding principles that help him to achieve his vision. Hard work without integrity will lead to struggles and frustration - Prince Akwarandu
Human life is under the absolute dominion of two mighty principles, fear and hope, and that any one who can make these serve his ends may be sure of rapid fortune. - Lucian of Samosata
After character becomes imbued with conscious principles of love, integrity, and faith, it opens the door for purity and holiness to converge at the portals of the soul like sentinels guarding against any counter attacks from the ego. - Garey Gordon
If a father does not altogether embrace a life of uncompromised sacrifice as the core of all principles by which he nurtures his children, he is a father by birth only and no power on earth can ever or will ever make that sufficient. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
[Americans] have realized many things for which the rest of the world is still struggling...[yet] the civilization and the morals of the Americans fall far below their own principles. - Harriet Martineau
From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned. I insist that this shall cease. The country needs repose after all its trials; it deserves repose. And repose can only be found in everlasting principles. - Charles Sumner
Do you keep silent to keep a friendship or do you try to lend your support unconditionally, even if what they are doing goes against everything you believe in? Will it be principles over friendship, morality over love? - Donna Lynn Hope
When you go with first principles, a giant light goes off in what you think is a city and turns out to be an insane asylum. - Stefan Molyneux
We teach them proper principles and let them govern themselves.
If you want to be trusted, trust first. Make decisions that are grounded in your authentic principles. Don’t lie. Don’t cheat. Don’t push others down to obtain success. - Richie Norton
The secret of real prosperity in the church is to teach God’s people principles of economic empowerment - Sunday Adelaja
Reality is only a dream, based on values and well worn principles, whereas the dream goes on forever. - Ian Thomas Curtis
The intelligent have plans; the wise have principles. - Raheel Farooq
In accordance with our principles of free enterprise and healthy competition, I'm going to ask you two to fight to the death for it.
I am a man of principle, and one of my basic principles is flexibility.
When it comes to morals & principles, a man in the 'real' world has two options; compromise or wait for sometime and then compromise. - Mohammad Rafiq Teli
In truth, ideas and principles are independent of men; the application of them and their illustration is man's duty and merit. The time will come when the author of a view shall be set aside, and the view only taken cognizance of. This will be the millennium of Science. - Edward Forbes
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