Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 435
Work Hard Very

You see, God helps only people who work hard. That principle is very clear.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Loyalty Depends

Patriotism has no appeal to us; justice has. Party has no weight with us; principle has. Loyalty is meaningless; it depends on what one is loyal to.

- A. Philip Randolph

Crap Simplest

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

- Aaron Allston

Country Very

I believe America is the most powerful country in the world and is a country that stands on principle. Its principles are enshrined in its very foundation and constitution, and it has a duty to serve humanity. America has a duty to follow its conscience to reject repression. It must reject oppression. It must reject humiliation.

- Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Spirit Reason

And hence he must be invisible; for a spirit cannot be seen by the eye of man: nor is there any thing in this principle contradictory to reason or experience.

- Adam Clarke


I take what I see work. I'm a strict believer in the scientific principle of believing nothing, only taking the best evidence available at the present time, interpreting it as best you can, and leaving your mind open to the fact that new evidence will appear tomorrow.

- Adam Osborne

Society Forum

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Government Built

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

- Adrian Cronauer

General Employ

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

- Aisha Tyler

Love Everyone

The whole principle of coming out is that everyone knows someone who's gay. The minute someone comes out, no one can be a bigot, because someone they love is gay.

- Aisha Tyler

Abuse Pass

Right now, I'm following the Buddhist principle: Smile as abuse is hurled your way and this too shall pass.

- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Abroad Been

I have been offered obscene amounts to do commercials and stage shows abroad, but as a matter of principle, I am against them.

- Ajith Kumar


The principle that light can be in two places at the same time is absolutely extraordinary.

- Alan Davies

Week Still

I'm more inclined to linger in the science pages of 'The Week' magazine. But my principle obsessions are still watching sitcoms and football.

- Alan Davies

Death Reward

Real heroes are those who face death for a principle - say, to save the lives of others - without any promise of reward.

- Alan Dershowitz

Think I Think

I think most defense attorneys honestly believe the principle that says, 'Better 10 guilty go free than even one possibly innocent person be convicted.'

- Alan Dershowitz

Think Die

I don't think that has to be our choice... This party was born in principle. This party will die if it doesn't stand by its decision of principle.

- Alan Keyes

Which Based

Wars based on principle are far more destructive... the attacker will not destroy that which he is after.

- Alan Watts

Becoming Itself

Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.

- Albert Camus

Politics Nation

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.

- Albert Pike

Me Reverence

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.

- Albert Schweitzer

Been Chinese

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

- Aleister Crowley

His Method

Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose lying as his principle.

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Forced Method

Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


The creative principle is less about dogma and more about opening ourselves to the evolution of consciousness.

- Alex Grey

Income Which

I didn't grasp the basic principle of being a promoter, which was: Put on music but also generate an income. I was on the dole most of the time.

- Alex Kapranos

Needs How

The principle that needs to be used to guide the spending is, 'How successful is the program?'

- Alexander Acosta

Country Danger

I am sure that in Canada the people appreciate this principle, and the general intelligence which prevails over that country is such that I am sure there is no danger of a reactionary policy ever finding a response in the hearts of any considerable number of our people.

- Alexander Mackenzie

Pain Some

My message is that happiness is the first principle of life. But you must choose it. We all have pain, but suffering is a choice. You can be happier if you make some changes in your life.

- Alexandra Stoddard

Men Politics

There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Austerity Part

Austerity is not part of the European treaties; democracy and the principle of popular sovereignty are.

- Alexis Tsipras

Idea Islamic

The idea of human rights as a fundamental principle can be seen to underlie throughout Islamic teachings.

- Ali Khamenei

Keeping Based

There can be no intelligent control of the lead danger in industry unless it is based on the principle of keeping the air clear from dust and fumes.

- Alice Hamilton


Protecting free speech is not only a matter of principle, it is also pragmatic.

- Amal Clooney

Best Delusion

It's a funny thing: my name in Arabic means hope, so I suppose I have to live by that principle. Hope is desire, feeling, and investing in a projection of something that doesn't yet exist. At its best, you witness its alchemy in your life, turning something that was once in the mind into reality. At its worst, it's delusion.

- Aml Ameen

Love Some

I am interested in struggle - between our hearts and our head, between principle and desire - and one of those struggles is with mortality; and no one at all is immune to it, which makes it even more interesting to me. Some people fall in love, some don't. Some sky dive, some don't. Everyone who lives, ages.

- Amy Bloom

Strong Shall

I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.

- Andrew Carnegie


Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects.

- Andrew Johnson

Depend Common

A good nationalism has to depend on a principle of the common people, on myths of a struggling commonality.

- Andrew O'Hagan

Flight Other

Curiously, a principle affects your life whether you are aware of it or not. For instance, the principle of gravity was working long before the apple ever fell on Newton's head. But once it did, and he understood it, then we as a society were free to harness this principle to create, among other things, airline flight.

- Andy Andrews

Career Over

The one guiding principle over my 23-year career in TV has been as long as I'm having fun, I really don't care what the job title is.

- Andy Cohen

God Created

A principle is a principle, and God created all the principles.

- Andy Stanley

Prove Pursuing

The source of all the material comes from nothingness, illusion is working more on things you can prove. That's the principle, the essence of life, it is actually an illusion, not immaterial. That's worth pursuing. So illusion is not nothing. In a way, that is the truth.

- Ang Lee

Incurable Cover

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.

- Angela Carter

Knees Eyesight

As our knees and hips and eyesight deteriorate, we become more dependable, less impulsive, kinder, and less moody. Psychologists call this the maturity principle. My own life experience fits this principle to a T.

- Angela Duckworth

Over European

There are achievements of European integration that cannot be haggled over: for example the principle of free movement and the principle of non-discrimination.

- Angela Merkel

Been Maintain

For somebody who comes from Europe, I can only say if we give up this principle of territorial integrity of countries, then we will not be able to maintain the peaceful order of Europe that we've been able to achieve.

- Angela Merkel


In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.

- Anna Jameson

Politics Wealth

These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness.

- Anthony de Mello

Allow Nine

To allow the policy question of same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine is to violate a principle even more fundamental than no taxation without representation: no social transformation without representation.

- Antonin Scalia

Honor Masters

Plato said that virtue has no master. If a person does not honor this principle and rejoice in it, but is purchasable for money, he creates many masters for himself.

- Apollonius of Tyana

Spirit Which

Times have changed since George Herbert... but the principle and spirit in which he ministered as a priest remains an inspiration and model for all priests.

- Arthur Middleton


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

- Arthur Murphy

Which Slight

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

- Charles Darwin

Church Part

There can, therefore, be no doubt that Presbyterians do carry out the principle that Church power vests in the Church itself, and that the people have a right to a substantive part in its discipline and government.

- Charles Hodge

Laws Aspects

The House of Lords has many fine aspects, but at its heart, it is a betrayal of the core democratic principle that those in the enlightened world hold so dear - that those who make the laws of the land should be elected by those who must obey those laws.

- Charles Kennedy

Work Foreground

I tend to work on the principle that much humour relies on cognitive dissonance - on the foreground not matching the background, on the protagonist's response to a situation being inappropriate, and so on.

- Charles Stross

Voice Exception

The House is rooted in the principle of direct elections and is unique among all branches and bodies of the federal government as without exception, the people's voice.

- Charles W. Pickering

Terror Enforced

Unity is the most important thing on the road to stamping out terror. You need global rules of law and order, and they have to be enforced. Start with that principle.

- Chris Matthews

Politics Values

So, what I say to people is that politics has got to be about principle and values above all. Of course, there are times when you have to make accommodations.

- Chris Patten

New Things Been

I've always been a great believer that you have to keep producing new things in order to keep life interesting - not only for ourselves, but for the audience as well. That's really always been our principle and way of working.

- Chris Squire


It is Basic Management 101 that if you reward failure you are going to get more failure, and if you want success you should reward success. But if you look at the way this administration has approached national security, they have kind of got that principle backwards.

- Chris Van Hollen

Making Interests

We are not making this demand for the sake of a principle, but in the interests of the proletarian class.

- Clara Zetkin

Mind Within

By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.

- Claude Adrien Helvetius

Act Nor

Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.

- Claude Adrien Helvetius

Doing Net Worth

The habit of doing more than you are paid for can benefit any business that sells a product or service. Learning and understanding the principle of the mastermind philosophy of networking can increase the value of your network and your net worth.

- Clay Clark

Otherwise Based

Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.

- Corazon Aquino

Awe Always

I have always tried to live by the 'awe principle.' That is: Can I find awe, wonder and enchantment in the most mundane things conceivable?

- Craig Hatkoff

Student Social

Facebook is the social graph with the organizing principle around your friends and your social life. LinkedIn is the professional graph, organized around you, your job, your industry, your title and your function. At Chegg, we are building a student graph centered around you, as a student.

- Dan Rosensweig

Own Maintain

Power tends to protect itself merely to maintain its own status and control. Principle gives up power for the sake of creating the best public policy.

- Dan Webster

Idea Works

Principle says it's not who put forth an idea. It's not the position of the person who put forth an idea; it's not the longevity of the person or the party of the person. That's not what it is at all. In a power system, that's the way it works. But in a principle system, it's what it says.

- Dan Webster

Ideas Making

Power focuses on self-preservation; principle focuses on making ideas successful.

- Dan Webster

Always Like

I just really like the verve and muscle of good crime fiction, the narrative punch of it. The underlying principle of good crime fiction is an insistence on a kind of root democracy. I've always responded to that notion.

- Daniel Woodrell

Always Been

Because the intention wasn't always to be an actor, that hasn't been my number one guiding principle.

- David Alpay

Dangers Almost

Humans are remarkable: the first species in almost four billion years of life on earth that dominates the biosphere. This gives us the power, in principle, to build societies in which everyone flourishes. But it also creates great dangers because it is not clear that we really understand how to use our potentially devastating powers.

- David Christian

Attitudes About

The first principle of cognitive therapy is that all your moods are created by your 'cognitions,' or thoughts. A cognition refers to the way you look at things - your perceptions, mental attitudes, and beliefs. It includes the way you interpret things - what you say. about something or someone to yourself.

- David D. Burns

May Slightly

A.J. Liebling, one of my heroes, used to say that he could write better than anyone who wrote faster, and faster than anyone who could write better. I'm one nine-hundredth as good as Liebling, but that principle may slightly apply.

- David Remnick

Sound Components

Most electronic equipment uses the principle of amplification. You need filters, modulators and mixing equipment which have gain stages. By piling these components up, I was able to work without any sound generators and I made several pieces in that manner.

- David Tudor

Virtues Virtual

Campaigns often make standing on principle the highest of virtues - and listening to your opponents a sure sign of weakness. It's the virtual opposite of what it takes to succeed in office. Squaring the circle takes a powerful combination of skills. But presidents who can campaign and compromise are generally the most successful.

- Dee Dee Myers

Woman Simple

I am often asked what it was like to be a woman clerking for Justice Scalia. 'Much like being a man clerking for him' is my easy answer. Justice Scalia believed in one simple principle: That law came to the court as an 'is,' not an 'ought.'

- Joan Larsen

Organ Which

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.

- Johannes P. Muller

Use Symbolic

To speak, therefore, of an electric current in the nerves, is to use quite as symbolic an expression as if we compared the action of the nervous principle with light or magnetism.

- Johannes P. Muller

Lines May

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

- Johannes Stark

Will Here

We made certain that there were decent transitional arrangements to get us to where we wanted to go. The same principle will have to apply here or we won't get there.

- John Anderson

Wish Industry

The first issue to be settled is whether socialism has a right to exist Are its allegations concerning the present system true? Is industry proceeding on a principle of fraud? I wish to test the power of recent economic theory to give an exact answer to this question.

- John Bates Clark


Boycott is not a principle. When it becomes one, it itself risks becoming exclusive and racist. No boycott, in our sense of the term, should be directed against an individual, a people, or a nation as such.

- John Berger


Demand the ballot as the undeniable right of every man who is called to the poll, and take special care that the old constitutional rule and principle, by which majorities alone shall decide in Parliamentary elections, shall not be violated.

- John Bright

Hands Putting

Expressions of affection, like putting your arm around someone's shoulder, holding hands, or giving a kiss good night, involve the principle of honesty.

- John Bytheway

Death Politics

When applied to politics and taken to its extreme, kitsch is the mask of death. Fascism was all aesthetics. There was no core principle to it. There was no truth to it.

- John Cusack

Doing Depriving

The right to a trial is a core principle of the American legal system. Depriving Americans of these essential liberties undermines the Constitution while doing nothing to strengthen our national security.

- John Garamendi

Genes Will

Once the principle is there, that cells have the same genes, my own personal belief is that we will, in the end, understand everything about how cells actually work.

- John Gurdon

Been Very

In principle. what is done is to take the nucleus out of a cell with a very fine micro-pipette or needle and introduce it into an egg. That had been done with amphibians a long time ago, and then there was a long pause of many years before people were clever enough to make that work in the sheep.

- John Gurdon

Social Strategic

In principle, every social situation involves strategic interaction among the participants.

- John Harsanyi

Want Very

We want to assert the very principle that truth is absolute, truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life.

- John Howard

Doing Always

I've always lived by the principle of find what you really enjoy doing and make it your career.

- John Knoll

Mankind Employ

The common class of mankind are actuated by no nobler principle than that of self-interest; this and this alone determines all adventurers in privateers: the owners, as well as those whom they employ.

- John Paul Jones

Learn Here

Don't assume that all fat people are gluttons. And don't use the word 'fat.' There is a principle here. Learn from logic and experience not to associate things - especially in preaching - that don't necessarily go together.

- John Piper

Sources Very

It is among the evils of slavery that it taints the very sources of moral principle. It establishes false estimates of virtue and vice: for what can be more false and heartless than this doctrine which makes the first and holiest rights of humanity to depend upon the color of the skin?

- John Quincy Adams

Politics Always

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.

- John Quincy Adams

Effort Within

The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is absolutely the best, but what is easily within our power, and suited for our temperament and condition.

- John Ruskin