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The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Richard P. Feynman
The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
Adlai E. Stevenson
Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.
William E. Gladstone
The first principle of success is desire - knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.
The first principle of a civilized state is that the power is legitimate only when it is under contract.
The people currently in charge have forgotten the first principle of an open society, namely that we may be wrong and that there has to be free discussion. That it's possible to be opposed to the policies without being unpatriotic.
The first principle of child-rearing is to choose a good mother.
The first principle of the market economy is that it is comprised of many small buyers and sellers, which implies a substantial degree of equity. Another fundamental market principle is that costs are internalized in the producer's price.
Now here is a departure from the first principle of true ethics. Here we find ideas of moral wrong and moral right associated with something else than beneficial action. The consequent is, we lose sight of the real basis of morals, and substitute a false one.
Conservatism vests in and depends on the widespread, informed understanding of human nature, self-governance and the First Principle of Progress: free people interacting in free markets produce the greatest good for the greatest number always, but only, when tethered to virtue and morality.
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