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The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle.
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.
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.
Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.
Honore de Balzac
All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.
I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.
Education is a fundamental principle of what made America a success. We can't afford to throw any young people away.
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.
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
Otto von Bismarck
The principle part of faith is patience.
What is magnificent about humans is when they decide to turn and stand. If they respond with non-violence on principle and hold their ground, they are really magnificent.
Right now, I'm following the Buddhist principle: Smile as abuse is hurled your way and this too shall pass.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Any business today that embraces the status quo as an operating principle is going to be on a death march.
We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock.
The principle of asceticism never was, nor ever can be, consistently pursued by any living creature. Let but one tenth part of the inhabitants of the earth pursue it consistently, and in a day's time they will have turned it into a Hell.
So much of the habitat destruction and pollution is based on the simple principle that we somehow have been given free license over other species to degrade the planet.
Health is the vital principle of bliss, and exercise, of health.
You need in the long run for stability, for economic growth, for jobs, as well as for financial stability, global economic institutions that make sure that growth to be sustained has to be shared, and are built on the principle that the prosperity of this world is indivisible.
At a time of such hope and optimism in the Middle East, we cannot let the Libyan government violate every principle of international law and human rights with impunity.
One of the least arduous but most productive of gardening jobs, the magic of deadheading never fails to delight me. It was a revelation when the principle was explained to me: that flowers are the attempt by the plant to reproduce itself. So if you cut the heads off before the flower turns into seeds, the plant will continue to flower.
Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.
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.
Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.
William E. Gladstone
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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