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There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion.
Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics, that action and reaction are equal and opposite, that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger.
I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent.
Henry Ward Beecher
You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate.
Pope John Paul II
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Richard P. Feynman
Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.
I begin with the principle that all men are bores. Surely no one will prove himself so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us - of becoming happy - is not attainable: yet we may not - nay, cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.
I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.
Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
George William Curtis
The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.
Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.
I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you've done.
Robert Downey, Jr.
The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is absolutely the best, but what is easily within our power, and suited for our temperament and condition.
A precedent embalms a principle.
The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.
The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.
Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.
Honore de Balzac
There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say.
The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.
We need to shift from an economic organizing principle for human civilization, to a humanitarian organizing principle. Making money more important than your own children is a pathological way for an individual to run their affairs, and it's a pathological way for a society to run its affairs.
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