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  • It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    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
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
    John Milton
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    A good principle not rightly understood may prove as hurtful as a bad.
  • Thomas Traherne
    Thomas Traherne
    British Clergyman, Poet, Mystic 1636-1674
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    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.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    A precedent embalms a principle.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    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.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
    Walter Lippmann
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    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.
  • Albert Pike
    Albert Pike
    American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
    Albert Pike
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    A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.
  • Jeremy Taylor
    Jeremy Taylor
    British churchman and writer 1613-1667
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    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.
  • Jean-Paul Sartre
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    French writer and philosopher 1905-1980
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    All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.
  • Ann Landers
    Ann Landers
    American columnist 1918-
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    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.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    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.
  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham Lewis
    British painter and author 1882-1957
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    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
    John Quincy Adams
    American statesman 1767-1848
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    Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    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.
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