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Success is the ability to rise above principle.

Author: Gerald Barzan


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

Author: Jacques Barzun (1907)

Profession: American Scholar

Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

The principles which men give to themselves end by overwhelming their noblest intentions.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

To abandon oneself to principles is really to die -- and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

You can't live principals you can't understand.

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Profession: American Speaker, Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

The highest principles for our aspirations and judgments are given to us in the Jewish-Christian religious tradition.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)

Profession: Thirty-fourth President of the USA

Values provide perspective in the best of times and worst.

Author: Charles A. Garfield

Profession: American Peak Performance Expert, Researcher, Trainer

We may be personally defeated, but our principles never.

Author: William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879)

Profession: American Abolitionist

The principles we live by, in business and in social life, are the most important part of happiness.

Author: Harry Harrison


Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help.

Author: Georg Hegel (1770-1831)

Profession: German Philosopher

In matters of principals, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

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

Author: Ray Kroc (1902-1984)

Profession: American businessman, Founder of McDonalds

Obey the principles without being bound by them.

Author: Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

Profession: Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist