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Motivational Principles Quotes

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

Related topics: Values Government Political

'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

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

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


 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

A leader is not one who says, "Follow me."
A leader is one who says, "I'll go first."
- Neale Donald Walsch

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus


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