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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

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

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


 

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

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....
- Adolph Hitler

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


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

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
- George Jean Nathan

"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

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

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

The principles of true art is not to portray,
but to evoke.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

'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

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

It is money, money, money!
Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
- Robert Byrd

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

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
- Ambrose Bierce

A family is a place where principles are hammered and
honed on the anvil of everyday living.
- Charles R. Swindoll

Love and esteem are the first principles of friendship;
it is always imperfect if either of these two are wanting.
- Eustace Budgell

Although...
the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen
by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures,
yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only,
but of the whole people of the United States.
- James K. Polk

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

Success in management and success in sport are derived
from the same basic principles.
- Will Carling

Our principles are the springs of our actions.
Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery.
Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles.
- Red Skelton

Since the nature of people is bad, to become corrected
they must be taught by teachers and to be orderly they
must acquire ritual and moral principles.
- Xun Zi

Our purpose is simply to ask how theological principles
can be shown to have usable secular analogues that
throw light upon the nature of language.
- Kenneth Burke

The case for freedom, the case for our constitutional
principles the case for our heritage has to be made anew in each generation.
The work of freedom is never done.
- Anthony Kennedy

I was conducted in the evening to a tavern where several
of the weavers who advocate the principles of the People's
Charter were in the habit of assembling.
- Henry Mayhew

The major studios don't differ very much from one another
as they all operate under essentially the same principles and pressure.
- Douglas Wood

We can live our own lives in a way that does not bring
reproach on the principles we claim to support.
- Jesse Helms

In the rush for justice it is important not to lose
sight of principles the country holds dear.
- Kofi Annan

I hope to live all my life for my art,
without abandoning my principles one iota.
- Gustave Courbet

All the great things of humanity have been accomplished
in the name of absolute principles.
- Ernest Renan

Freedom.
And Justice.
If you have those two, it covers everything.
You must stick to those principles and have the courage of your convictions.
- Ian Smith

Those who are rooted in the depths that are eternal
and unchangeable and who rely on unshakeable principles,
face change full of courage, courage based on faith.
- Emily Greene Balch

If you look at the history of the American capital market,
there's probably no innovation more important than
the idea of generally accepted accountancy principles.
- Lawrence Summers

And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting,
I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles
to all youngsters eager for art.
- Albrecht Durer

The mongers brought them together upon a mutual surrender of their principles.
- Robert Toombs

Thanks to President Bush and Republican principles,
businesses now have more confidence to hire workers.
- John Doolittle

I bought some books in order to learn the first principles of philosophy.
- Johann Heinrich Lambert

Nature has no principles.
She makes no distinction between good and evil.
- Anatole France

I will not attempt to deny the reasonableness and necessity of a party war;
but in carrying on that war all principles and rules
of justice should not be departed from.
- Robert Walpole

Governments have never learned anything from history,
or acted on principles deducted from it.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
- Alfred Adler

I also helped write the five-page statement of principles
that Civic Forum issued in late November.
That was the first public expression of what the new government wanted to do.
- Vaclav Klaus

The true function of philosophy is to educate us in
the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to
further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions.
- George Henry Lewes

Just because people are in authority,
if it doesn't seem right, don't do it.
If it violates your own principles, don't do it.
- Steve Chabot

The United States is not a nation based upon race,
creed, or religion - we are a nation based upon our
loyalty and allegiance to our country and her principles.
- Jim Ryun

How natural that the errors of the ancient should be handed down and,
mixing with the principles and system which Christ taught,
give to us an adulterated Christianity.
- Olympia Brown

The principles of living greatly include the capacity
to face trouble with courage,
disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
- Thomas S. Monson

There are three constants in life...
change, choice and principles.
- Stephen Covey

Its easy to have principles when you're rich.
The important thing is to have principles when you're poor.
- Ray Kroc

This path that we are now starting will be long,
and we must follow it to remind ourselves of the great principles that,
in our understanding, should always inspire us.
- Marc Forne Molne

No politician has ever yet been able to rule his country,
nor has any country ever yet been able to face the world,
upon the principles of the Sermon on the Mount.
- Frederick Scott Oliver

Principles are a dangerous form of social dynamite.
- Katharine Anthony

To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs,
principles, values and policies.
So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.
- Margaret Thatcher

To regard all things and principles of things as inconstant
modes or fashions has more and more become the tendency of modern thought.
- Walter Pater

Sir, I wish to understand the true principles of the Government.
I wish them carried out.
I ask nothing more.
- William Henry Harrison

Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort,
the educational value of a good example and respect
for universal fundamental ethical principles.
- Pierre de Coubertin

A poem generated by its own laws may be unrealized
and bad in terms of so-called objective principles of taste,
judgement, deduction.
- A. R. Ammons

When people lack teachers, their tendencies are not corrected;
when they do not have ritual and moral principles,
then their lawlessness is not controlled.
- Xun Zi

When we deal with questions relating to principles
of law and their applications,
we do not suddenly rise into a stratosphere of icy certainty.
- Charles Evans Hughes

The American foreign policy trauma of the sixties and
seventies was caused by applying valid principles to unsuitable conditions.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Thus, the Archivist must display at all times scrupulous
independence and a devotion to the laws and principles
which govern the responsibilities of the office.
- Allen Weinstein

The challenge is always before us.
Whenever we lose sight of the principles that mattered
to our founders we run into trouble.
- Jesse Helms

The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost,
when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.
- Edward Gibbon

Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.
- Woodrow Wilson

We should be exploring consciousness at the neural level and higher,
where the arrow of causal analysis points up toward
such principles as emergence and self-organization.
- Michael Shermer

All the dark, malevolent Passions of the Soul are roused and exerted;
its mild and amiable affections are suppressed;
and with them,
virtuous Principles are laid prostrate.
- Charles Inglis

By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.
- Galileo Galilei


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