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Retributive justice did not arise from any Christian principle; almost every pre-Christian society dealt with wrongdoers by causing them pain.
Lewis B. Smedes
Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.
Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle at the onset.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
The more you build your life on principle and less on personality - yours or others - the straighter will be your course.
Edwin Louis Cole
Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
I thank the Lord for the great principle of repentance and forgiveness.
Gordon B. Hinckley
The great effort of civilization has been, and still is, the attempt to introduce a principle of control into that casual swarm of impressions which makes up men's thought and of which, especially with swayed by emotion, spontaneous action is the law.
George Edward Woodberry
The principle of the endless melody is the perpetual becoming of a music that never had any reason for starting, any more than it has any reason for ending.
As a matter of principle, I always come to a film like a blank slate, I don't learn my lines in advance. With this approach, I feel clean.
Dan Brown is a character from 'Foucault's Pendulum!' I invented him. He shares my characters' fascinations - the world conspiracy of Rosicrucians, Masons, and Jesuits. The role of the Knights Templar. The hermetic secret. The principle that everything is connected. I suspect Dan Brown might not even exist.
The United Nations, whose membership comprises almost all the states in the world, is founded on the principle of the equal worth of every human being.
Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness.
The first principle of a civilized state is that the power is legitimate only when it is under contract.
I think the first and principle objective is to repeal Obamacare before it does lasting, fundamental damage to our health care system, to our individual liberty, to the relationship each of us has with his or her doctor.
I'm a writer. I don't support any war. That's my principle.
I believe that the topic of chemical weapons is critically important for international peace and security, and I take note of the ongoing debate over what course of action should be taken by the international community. All those actions should be taken within the framework of the U.N. Charter, as a matter of principle.
In a way then, the Divine Principle, this new revelation, is the documentary of my life. It is my own life experience. The Divine Principle is in me, and I am in the Divine Principle.
Sun Myung Moon
By dimension, we simply mean an independent direction in which, in principle, you can move; in which motion can take place. In an everyday world, we have left-right as one dimension; we have back-forth as a second one; and we have up-down as a third.
And I've always worked on the principle that if it interests me enough to write about it, then it must interest a lot of other people.
As to the Indians, the guiding principle was, promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way.
In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.
A principle is a principle, and God created all the principles.
I think anything which improves services is in principle a good thing.
The Occupy Wall Street protests at last suggest that America's wealth gap is once again becoming an organizing political principle in the country.
I know how the American people care for that democratic principle. They want to see their vote respected. As we in Haiti want to see the vote of the people respected.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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