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Funny Principles Quotes
Funny Quotes about Principles

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I am a man of fixed and unbending principles,
the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
- Everett Dirksen

Man tends to treat all of his opinions as principles.
- Herbert Sebastian Agar

A man is usually more careful of his money
than he is of his principles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
- Mark Twain


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I find that principles have no real force
except when one is well fed.
- Mark Twain

BERLIN: PROCLAMATION TO THE GERMAN NATION FEBRUARY 1, 1933
The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty
to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and co-operation.
It will preserve and defend those basic principles
on which our nation has been built.
It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality,
and the family as the basis of national life....
- Adolf Hitler

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine


 

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

A people that values its privileges
above its principles
soon loses both.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
- Abraham Lincoln

Voting is an expression of three key life principles -
CHOICE, INTENT, and ACTION.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must adjust to changing times
and still hold to unchanging principles.
- Jimmy Carter

Conquest is not in our principles.
It is inconsistent with our government.
- Thomas Jefferson

In this outward and physical ceremony,
we attest once again to the inner
and spiritual strength of our Nation.
As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say:
"We must adjust to changing times,
and still hold to unchanging principles."
- Jimmy Carter

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.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
- Thomas Jefferson

There is no principle worth the name
if it is not wholly good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
- Albert Schweitzer

I have called this principle,
by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved,
by the term of Natural Selection.
- Charles Darwin

Mind exists as a Principle in the universe,
just as electricity exists as a principle.
- Ernest Holmes

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

It is incumbent on every generation
to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would
save one-half the wars of the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

In principle, the great religions of the world
do not differ as much as they appear to.
- Ernest Holmes

The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
- Thomas Jefferson

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

It is necessary for us to understand that
the only Active Principle is Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

If there is one principle more deeply rooted
in the mind of every American,
it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.
- Thomas Jefferson

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle,
that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail,
that will to be rightful must be reasonable;
that the minority possess their equal rights,
which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
- Thomas Jefferson

I sincerely believe that banking establishments
are more dangerous than standing armies,
and that the principle of spending money
to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding,
is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
- Thomas Jefferson

Anger is something that each one of us has experienced -
some of us only occasionally, some almost daily.
Can we eliminate all anger? Probably not.
We will always have expectations,
and those expectations will often be unmet.
Disappointment is the principle cause of anger.
When we are disappointed, we look for someone to blame.
Declaring someone to be at fault is the nature of anger.
Anger is always directed at someone -
possibly toward God or the non-specific "they,"
but at some animate entity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A principle is the expression of perfection,
and as imperfect beings like us cannot practice perfection,
we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups.
A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
- The Buddha

A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle,
gathering his like to him; wherever he goes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Eureka.
- Archimedes - upon discovering the scientific principle
of displacement while on his bathtub.

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
- H. L. Mencken

When your friends begin to flatter
you on how young you look,
it's a sure sign you're getting old.
- Mark Twain

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
- Benjamin Franklin

Everyone who got where he is,
had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Capture a shadow,
dance with the wind,
stand in a rainbow,
begin at the end.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
- Anonymous

Not until we are lost
do we begin to understand ourselves.
- Henry David Thoreau

Dream. Begin. Persevere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Formula to live your dream:
1. Be bold. 2. Begin now, 3. No exceptions.
- William James

What is it about sameness that so draws me,
and how could I begin to have
that same kind of attraction to change?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Begin to define for ourselves
what it is to make a healthy choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Begin your life today, and again tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Does who we are begin with breath,
depend on form, or end with death?
- Kirtana

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

Having set a direction, begin - begin today.
Take action - take action every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
- Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

Begin with the end in mind.
- Stephen Covey

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

Failure is only the opportunity to
begin again more intelligently.
- Henry Ford


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