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The first and only principle of sexual ethics: the accuser is always in the wrong.

Tags: Ethics, Wrong  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.

Tags: Far, Less  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

Prosperity is the best protector of principle.

Tags: Best, Prosperity  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.

Tags: Love, Stands  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.

Tags: Force, Parent  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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.

Tags: American, Mind  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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.

Tags: Pray, Wine  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle.

Tags: Kings, Policy  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

It is a universal principle that you get more of what you think about, talk about, and feel strongly about.

Tags: Talk, Universal  ✍ Author: Jack Canfield

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

Tags: Natural, Useful  ✍ Author: Charles Darwin

A precedent embalms a principle.

Tags: Precedent  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

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

Tags: Goes, Him  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.

Tags: Number, Value  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only principle that does not inhibit progress is: anything goes.

Tags: Goes, Progress  ✍ Author: Paul Feyerabend

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

Tags: Fool, Yourself  ✍ Author: Richard P. Feynman

I work very much on the principle that anything created by mankind has mischief and error hardwired into its inception.

Tags: Mankind, Work  ✍ Author: Jasper Fforde

It is the function of the President, representing the executive principle, to execute the laws.

Tags: Laws, President  ✍ Author: Brad Garrett

Alleviation of suffering is my fundamental principle.

Tags: Suffering  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.

Tags: Human, Nature  ✍ Author: William James

Many states rely on sales tax as their principle source of revenue and do not have a State income tax.

Tags: State, Tax  ✍ Author: William L. Jenkins

My guiding principle is this: Guilt is never to be doubted.

Tags: Guiding, Guilt  ✍ Author: Franz Kafka

The principle part of faith is patience.

Tags: Faith, Patience  ✍ Author: George MacDonald

In America, we have long stood by the principle that the protections of the law are not meant just for some.

Tags: America, Law  ✍ Author: Carolyn Maloney

The most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency.

Tags: Expediency, Useful  ✍ Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.

Tags: Temper, Virtue  ✍ Author: Thomas Paine
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Israel has an important principle: It is only Israel that is responsible for our security.

Tags: Israel, Security  ✍ Author: Yitzhak Rabin

I am committed to the principle that violence is never justified as a means of ameliorating a grievance.

Tags: Means, Violence  ✍ Author: Justin Sane

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.

Tags: Life, Morality  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

I take it to be a principle rule of life, not to be too much addicted to any one thing.

Tags: Life, Rule  ✍ Author: Tila Tequila

Work is important to me. I want to do things for principle, not just for the sake of doing them.

Tags: Sake, Work  ✍ Author: Tracey Ullman

You have to have that organizational principle behind the song.

Tags: Behind, Song  ✍ Author: Paul Verlaine

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle.

Tags: Courage  ✍ Author: Oleksandr Zhuravliov

The principle of Sturgeon's Razor states that the simplest answer to any problem is 90% crap.

Tags: Answer, Problem  ✍ Author: Chris Van Allsburg

As to the Indians, the guiding principle was, promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way.

Tags: Indians, Promise  ✍ Author: Stephen Ambrose

In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principle.

Tags: Business, Stop  ✍ Author: Jacques Barzun

It is impossible, in principle, to explain any pattern by invoking a single quantity.

Tags: Impossible, Single  ✍ Author: Gregory Bateson

The world is not dialectical - it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis. This is also the principle of evil.

Tags: Evil, Radical  ✍ Author: Jean Baudrillard

Empathy is a virtue, but it should not be a guiding judicial principle.

Tags: Empathy, Virtue  ✍ Author: Gary Bauer

It was a shock to people of the nineteenth century when they discovered, from observations science had made, that many features of the biological world could be ascribed to the elegant principle of natural selection.

Tags: Natural, Science  ✍ Author: Nicole Beharie

When you say you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.

Tags: Mean, Practice  ✍ Author: Otto von Bismarck

What gets me excited is the original principle.

Tags: Excited, Original  ✍ Author: Heston Blumenthal

The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions is incompatible with the Western concept of justice.

Tags: Justice, Western  ✍ Author: Omar Bongo

A business of high principle attracts high-caliber people more easily, thereby gaining a basic competitive and profit edge.

Tags: Business, High  ✍ Author: Marvin Bower

There again, that is a fundamental principle: no two situations are alike.

Tags: Again, Situations  ✍ Author: Lakhdar Brahimi

The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes invalidates the punishment.

Tags: Achieve, Less  ✍ Author: William J. Brennan

The vast majority of politicians think they are functioning on high principle.

Tags: High, Majority  ✍ Author: George E. Brown, Jr.

Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.

Tags: Ambition, Himself  ✍ Author: Angela Carter

Now, there is no way to say how long some projects take, that's our principle.

Tags: Projects  ✍ Author: Christo

The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.

Tags: Architecture, Gothic  ✍ Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.

Tags: Life, Trust  ✍ Author: Stephen Covey

Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Tags: Government, Nation  ✍ Author: Adrian Cronauer

Chinese civilisation is so systematic that wild animals have been abolished on principle.

Tags: Chinese, Wild  ✍ Author: Aleister Crowley

The European model is in danger if we obliterate the principle of personal responsibility.

Tags: Danger, Personal  ✍ Author: Jacques Delors

Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.

Tags: Basic, Government  ✍ Author: Will Durant

Most scientists like to operate in the context of economy. If you don't need an explanatory principle, don't invoke it.

Tags: Economy, Scientists  ✍ Author: Brian Greene

The right to be let alone is the underlying principle of the Constitution's Bill of Rights.

Tags: Alone, Rights  ✍ Author: Erwin Griswold

I am a radical in thought (and principle) and a conservative in method (and conduct).

Tags: Conduct, Thought  ✍ Author: Rutherford B. Hayes

Universal suffrage is sound in principle. The radical element is right.

Tags: Sound, Universal  ✍ Author: Rutherford B. Hayes

Rise above principle and do what's right.

Tags: Above, Rise  ✍ Author: Joseph Heller

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

Tags: Appear, Great  ✍ Author: Ian Holm

When a fellow says, 'It ain't the money but the principle of the thing,' it's the money.

Tags: Money, Says  ✍ Author: Kin Hubbard

A convention was drawn up on June 17, 1925, in which the principle of supervision, as opposed to that of simple propaganda, was recognized, thanks to the efforts of the labour members, of whom I was one.

Tags: Simple, Thanks  ✍ Author: Leon Jouhaux

Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, has on several occasions talked about transparency as an absolute principle. I don't personally believe that.

Tags: Occasions, Talked  ✍ Author: Bill Keller

I think that if you make a strong statement of principle, even if the folks disagree with you, people will respect you for it.

Tags: Respect, Strong  ✍ Author: Joe Klein

The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.

Tags: Genius, Perfection  ✍ Author: Arthur Koestler

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.

Tags: Art, Pause  ✍ Author: Jerzy Kosinski

Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness.

Tags: Evidence, Weakness  ✍ Author: Lajos Kossuth

The first principle of a civilized state is that the power is legitimate only when it is under contract.

Tags: Power, State  ✍ Author: Walter Lippmann

Look around, and you see everywhere the exertions and acts of individuals restricted, regulated, or promoted, on the principle of the common welfare.

Tags: Common, Welfare  ✍ Author: Friedrich List

One just principle from the depths of a cave is more powerful than an army.

Tags: Army, Powerful  ✍ Author: Jose Marti

The organizing principle, which according to an eternal law creates the different essential organs of the body, and animates them, is not itself seated in one particular organ.

Tags: Body, Law  ✍ Author: Johannes P. Muller

Cheerfulness, sir, is the principle ingredient in the composition of health.

Tags: Health, Sir  ✍ Author: Arthur Murphy

Mr. Darwin contributes some striking and ingenious instances of the way in which the principle partially affects the chain, or rather network of life, even to the total obliteration of certain meshes.

Tags: Life, Rather  ✍ Author: Richard Owen

If you ask me to compromise on principle, I will get out the veto pen.

Tags: Ask, Compromise  ✍ Author: Bill Owens

We could not, for example, arrive at a principle like that of entropy without introducing some additional principle, such as randomness, to this topography.

Tags: Example, Randomness  ✍ Author: Michael Polanyi

Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.

Tags: Architecture, Times  ✍ Author: Richard Rogers

The critical principle demanded an examination, for instance, of the contribution of different periods, thus to some extent embarking on historical linguistics.

Tags: Critical, Historical  ✍ Author: Ferdinand de Saussure

I get angry at a principle, not a person.

Tags: Anger, Angry  ✍ Author: Norman Schwarzkopf

I submit, on the other hand, most respectfully, that the Constitution not merely does not affirm that principle, but, on the contrary, altogether excludes it.

Tags: Contrary, Hand  ✍ Author: William H. Seward

The movement of the emitters of the spectral lines may be deduced on the basis of the Doppler principle.

Tags: May, Movement  ✍ Author: Freya Stark

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.

Tags: Music, Reason  ✍ Author: Igor Stravinsky

I spent an important part of my life participating in conflicts. But for me, conflict was not the main principle.

Tags: Conflict, Life  ✍ Author: Donald Tusk

On general principle, I boycott shows that don't employ actors.

Tags: General, Shows  ✍ Author: Aisha Tyler

Quantum mechanics brought an unexpected fuzziness into physics because of quantum uncertainty, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.

Tags: Physics, Unexpected  ✍ Author: Edward Witten

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