Quotes by principle
Quotes 1 till 15 of 156.
It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
First president of the US 1732-1799
I do not mean to exclude altogether the idea of patriotism. I know it exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But I will venture to assert, that a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided b
English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
A good principle not rightly understood may prove as hurtful as a bad.
British Clergyman, Poet, Mystic 1636-1674
A little grit in the eye destroyeth the sight of the very heavens, and a little malice or envy a world of joys. One wry principle in the mind is of infinite consequence.
English statesman and writer 1804-1881
A precedent embalms a principle.
English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment.
American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.
British churchman and writer 1613-1667
Adultery itself in its principle is many times nothing but a curious inquisition after, and envy of another man's enclosed pleasures: and there have been many who refused fairer objects that they might ravish an enclosed woman from her retirement and single possessor.
French writer and philosopher 1905-1980
All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.
American columnist 1918-
All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership.
German - American physicist 1879-1955
All these constructions and the laws connecting them can be arrived at by the principle of looking for the mathematically simplest concepts and the link between them.
British painter and author 1882-1957
Almost anything that can be praised or advocated has been put to some disgusting use. There is no principle, however immaculate, that has not had its compromising manipulator.
John Quincy Adams
American statesman 1767-1848
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
American academic and social critic 1947-
American universities are organized on the principle of the nuclear rather than the extended family. Graduate students are grimly trained to be technicians rather than connoisseurs. The old German style of universal scholarship has gone.
Subjects in these quotes:
All principle famous quotes and sayings you will always find on greatest-quotations.com 156 found