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Principle Quotes

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The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce
“The Seven Social Sins are:

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.


From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.”
Frederick Lewis Donaldson

Thomas Jefferson
“On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
Thomas Jefferson

John Quincy  Adams
“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone.”
John Quincy Adams

John Stuart Mill
“The object of this Essay is to assert one very simple principle, as entitled to govern absolutely the dealings of society with the individual in the way of compulsion and control, whether the means used be physical force in the form of legal penalties, or the moral coercion of public opinion. That principle is, that the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection. That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. He cannot rightfully be compelled to do or forbear because it will be better for him to do so, because it will make him happier, because, in the opinions of others, to do so would be wise, or even right. These are good reasons for remonstrating with him, or reasoning with him, or persuading him, or entreating him, but not for compelling him, or visiting him with any evil, in case he do otherwise. To justify that, the conduct from which it is desired to deter him must be calculated to produce evil to someone else. The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.”
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“When you see no present advantage, walk by faith and not by sight. Do God the honor to trust Him when it comes to matters of loss for the sake of principle.”
Charles Spurgeon

Patrick Süskind
“He had preserved the best part of her and made it his own: the principle of her scent.”
Patrick Süskind, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Elisabeth Elliot
“I took it for granted that there must be a few men left in the world who had that kind of strength. I assumed that those men would also be looking for women with principle. I did not want to be among the marked-down goods on the bargain table, cheap because they’d been pawed over. Crowds collect there. It is only the few who will pay full price. "You get what you pay for.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ's Control

Noah Webster
“In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate - look to his character.”
Noah Webster

Auguste Comte
“The sacred formula of positivism: love as a principle, the order as a foundation, and progress as a goal.”
Auguste Comte

Adolf Hitler
“Industry, technology, and commerce can thrive only as long as an idealistic national community offers the necessary preconditions. And these do not lie in material egoism, but in a spirit of sacrifice and joyful renunciation.”
Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

Criss Jami
“It's okay to be honest about not knowing rather than spreading falsehood. While it is often said that honesty is the best policy, silence is the second best policy.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Ogwo David Emenike
“Nothing will bind the eyes of man quicker than the touch of compromise. A principle not compromised is a principle worth dying for. A dream not compromised is a dream worth living for.”
Ogwo David Emenike

Paul Brunton
“Living in the present moment means living according to truth and principle (but not according to hard rigid dogma) flexibly applied in the particular way required by the immediate situation in which you are. Such a way of living leaves you free, not ruled tyrannically by imposed regulations which may not at all suit the particular case.”
Paul Brunton, The Notebooks of Paul Brunton

“I do not know why I care," Drizzt answered honestly. His eyes turned back to his ancient homeland, where loyalty was merely a device to gain an advantage over a common foe. "Perhaps I care because I strive to be different from my people," he said, as much to himself as to Bruenor. "Perhaps I care because I am different from my people. I may be more akin to race of the surface...that is my hope at least. I care because I have to care about something.”
R.A. Salvatore, The Crystal Shard

Stanley Baldwin
“I would rather be an opportunist and float than go to the bottom with my principles around my neck.”
Stanley Baldwin

Aniruddha Sastikar
“Rewards of life lived with principles; bloom, when life is about to end or has departed already.”
Aniruddha Sastikar

“We should be able to refuse enchanting proposals and opportunities, if they contradict God’s principles”
Sunday Adelaja

Mencius
“They agree with the current customs. They consent with an impure age. Their principles have a semblance of right-heartedness and truth. Their conduct has a semblance of disinterestedness and purity. All men are pleased with them, and they think themselves right, but you cannot enter into the Way of Yao and Shun with them. For this reason they are called “The thieves of virtue.”
Mencius

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It is easy to speak of bravery, but it is difficult to live the words.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Those with principle understand that an individual must stand up one more time than he is knocked down.”
Mike Klepper

“Men with principle can move the world; those without merely stand with their fingers in the air, waiting for the winds to change.”
Mike Klepper

Roger Fisher
“Pressure can take many forms: a bribe, a threat, a manipulative appeal to trust, or a simple refusal to budge. In all these cases, the principled response is the same: invite them to state their reasoning, suggest objective criteria you think apply, and refuse to budge except on this basis. Never yield to pressure, only to principle.”
Roger Fisher, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Roger Fisher
“Reason and be open to reason; yield to principle, not pressure.”
Roger Fisher, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Roger Fisher
“Never yield to pressure, only to principle.”
Roger Fisher, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Jane Austen
“Their own inclinations ascertained, there were no difficulties behind, no drawback of poverty or parent. It was a match which Sir Thomas’s wishes had even forestalled. Sick of ambitious and mercenary connexions, prizing more and more the sterling good of principle and temper, and chiefly anxious to bind by the strongest securities all that remained to him of domestic felicity, he had pondered with genuine satisfaction on the more than possibility of the two young friends finding their natural consolation in each other for all that had occurred of disappointment to either; and the joyful consent which met Edmund’s application, the high sense of having realised a great acquisition in the promise of Fanny for a daughter, formed just such a contrast with his early opinion on the subject when the poor little girl’s coming had been first agitated, as time is for ever producing between the plans and decisions of mortals, for their own instruction, and their neighbours’ entertainment.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

“The principle of reward states that almost invariably the greatest rewards follow absolute devotion, determination and dedication to the craft”
Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

“Praying is the first principle.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“People suffer more from their own firm principles but never from their doubts.”
Bikash Bhandari

Vikrmn: CA Vikram Verma
“Like the principles of bookkeeping, keep on booking the principles of life. Happy learning.”
Vikrmn: CA Vikram Verma, Debit Credit of Life: from the good books of accounts

“Life is govern by principles not by how you feel.Just image a farmer who does not sow his seeds & decides that he is going throw them on the roof because he feels so, well he is sure not going to have a harvest.”
Thabang Kanti

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