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Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle.
The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes invalidates the punishment.
William J. Brennan
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.
Bankruptcy represents a longstanding commitment in this country to helping people get a fresh start. This principle has never been giving only certain people a fresh start.
We, all of us, could do a much better job of evoking what someone has called the universal principle of human altruism: the urge in us all to help others who are in danger.
In America, we have long stood by the principle that the protections of the law are not meant just for some.
Most electronic equipment uses the principle of amplification. You need filters, modulators and mixing equipment which have gain stages. By piling these components up, I was able to work without any sound generators and I made several pieces in that manner.
Gentlemen, I fervently trust that before long the principle of arbitration may win such confidence as to justify its extension to a wider field of international differences.
To that movement, consecrated by religious principle, sustained by an awful sense of justice, and cheered by the brightest hopes of future good, all our powers, talents, and attainments are devoted.
I do not have, nor do I believe I have seen, a vision capacious and convincing enough to propound as an organizing principle for the next phase in the law of our Constitution.
Everybody's for democracy in principle. It's only in practice that the thing gives rise to stiff objections.
Those who wish well to the State ought to choose to places of trust men of inward principle, justified by exemplary conversation.
I regard the principle of conscription of life as a flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom, democratic liberty and Christian teaching.
Roger Nash Baldwin
The vast majority of politicians think they are functioning on high principle.
George E. Brown, Jr.
The idea of human rights as a fundamental principle can be seen to underlie throughout Islamic teachings.
The hero, the mythical subject, is constructed as human being and as male; he is the active principle of culture, the establisher of distinction, the creator of differences.
Teresa de Lauretis
There is only one principle of war and that's this. Hit the other fellow, as quickly as you can, as hard as you can, where it hurts him most, when he ain't lookin'.
Cheerfulness, sir, is the principle ingredient in the composition of health.
No man is fit to be a Senator... unless he is willing to surrender his political life for great principle.
Henry F. Ashurst
I hate liberality - nine times out of ten it is cowardice, and the tenth time lack of principle.
The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
The only principle that does not inhibit progress is: anything goes.
I want it understood that all these men fought for principle, not for plunder, and that they were true-hearted, honorable soldiers, fighting for what they esteemed was a righteous cause.
The question I should have asked is not what is the rule, but what is the principle.
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