Quotes: principal

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  • Jacques Barzun
    Jacques Barzun
    French-American historian 1907-2012
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    In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principal.
  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
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    A gentleman is a man whose principal ideas are not connected with his personal needs and his personal succes.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
  • During the session of the Supreme Court, in the village of -, about three weeks ago, when a number of people were collected in the principal street of the village, I observed a young man riding up and down the street, as I supposed, in a violent passion.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
  • Claude Adrien Helvétius
    Claude Adrien Helvétius
    French philosopher 1715-1771
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    He who has no passion has no principal or motive to act.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.
    Source: Collection 1: , Brighthouse
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    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.
  • Donald Rumsfeld
    Donald Rumsfeld
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    It isn't making mistakes that's critical; it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
  • Henry Giles
    Henry Giles
    British Unitarian minister and writer 1809-1882
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    No principal is so noble, as there is none more holy, than that of a true obedience.
  • Perhaps, when we examine the causes of many social changes and political upheavals, we will find the marks of its presence and its principal ideals.
  • Thomas Arnold
    Thomas Arnold
    English educator and historian 1795-1842
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    Rather than have it the principal thing in my son's mind, I would gladly have him think that the sun went round the earth, and that the stars were so many spangles set in the bright blue firmament.
  • Donald Rumsfeld
    Donald Rumsfeld
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    Success tends to go not to the person who is error-free, because he also tends to be risk-averse. Rather it goes to the person who recognizes that life is pretty much a percentage business. It isn't making mistakes that's critical; it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task.
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