The repository contains 19 quotes in the category “Principle.”
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
President Thomas Jefferson
1743 — 1826
Always vote for principle. Though you may vote alone, you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
President John Quincy Adams
1767 — 1848
A man’s usefulness depends on his living up to his ideals insofar as he can.
President Theodore Roosevelt
1858 — 1919
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
1835 — 1910
He who has a why can endure any how.
1844 — 1900
The great and glorious masterpiece of humanity is to know how to live with a purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
1533 — 1592
I would rather be right than President.
Senator Henry Clay
1777 — 1852
If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1929 — 1968
Deep roots are not reached by frost.
1892 — 1973
It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.
The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended.
1801 — 1850
Something not in resistance to a force does not feel that force.
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
1265 — 1321
Moderation in temper is always a virtue, but moderation in principle is always a vice.
1919 — 1990
It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.
1870 — 1937
A person who stands for nothing, falls for anything.
Pick battles big enough to matter and small enough to win.
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are moveable, and those that move.
He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes.