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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.
But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.
The modern view of criminal justice, broadly, is that public concern with morality or expediency decrees expiation for the violation of a norm; this concern finds expression in the infliction of punishment on the evil doer by agents of the state, the evil doer, however, enjoying the protection of a regular procedure.
More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency.
Party honesty is party expediency.
The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
Henry David Thoreau
Young people are just as attracted to the truth as they are convenience and expediency.
The most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency.
W. Somerset Maugham
The law is simply expediency wearing a long white dress.
An uplifting sense of purpose is more than an impetus for individual accomplishment, it is also a necessary insurance policy against expediency and impropriety.
Do not let arguments of expediency persuade you. That is the slow road to oblivion. That is the tortured path to undoing step by step, bit by bit, as the river creates a canyon, the way of life that we love.
The Republicans have put together serious detailed counter-proposals when we have objected to this administration's agenda. And so, I want to tell the President and remind him again, we're not voting no for political expediency. We've got our principles, and we're going to stand up and defend those.
Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
Religion and political expediency go beautifully hand in hand.
I am not going to stop speaking out on behalf of policies that I think are right - regardless of ideology, party or political expediency.
Harold Ford, Jr.
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