Quotes 1 till 10 of 10.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862+1
The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD0
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.
American statesman 1858-19190
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
English writer and actor 1908-19990
The law is simply expediency wearing a long white dress.
The supremacy of expediency is being refuted by time and truth. Time is an essential dimension of existence defiant of man's power, and truth reigns in supreme majesty, unrivaled, inimitable, and can never be defeated.
Source: Who Is Man? (1965)
There's an enduring American compulsion to be on the side of the angels. Expediency alone has never been an adequate American reason for doing anything. When actions are judged, they go before the bar of God, where Mom and the Flag closely flank His presence.
James Russell Lowell
American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-18910
Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it Confucius All truth is safe and nothing else is safe, but he who keeps back truth, or withholds it from men, from motives of expediency, is either a coward or a criminal.
Chinese philosopher +/- 600 BC0
When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder.
William Somerset Maugham
English writer 1874-19650
You can't learn too soon that the most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency.