To abandon oneself to principles is really to die - and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.
A man far oftener appears to have a decided character from persistently following his temperament than from persistently following his principles.
All the principles of skeptics, stoics, atheists, etc., are true. But their conclusions are false, because the opposite principles are also true.
Freedom of the person under the protection of habeas corpus. I deem one of the essential principles of our government.
The best principles of our republic secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of rights.
We frequently fall into error and folly, not because the true principles of action are not known, but because, for a time, they are not remembered; and he may therefore be justly numbered among the benefactors of mankind who contracts the great rules
Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.
Principles have a way of enduring, as do the few irreducible individuals who maintain allegiance to them.
Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.