If a man is a nice fellow, that’s the only principle I go upon.
You are worked by principles, as it were by springs; you won’t venture to turn round on your own account.
And so to speak, principles….
I didn’t kill a human being, but a principle!
I killed the principle, but I didn’t overstep, I stopped on this side….
She could give way and accept a great deal even of what was contrary to her convictions, but there was a certain barrier fixed by honesty, principle and the deepest convictions which nothing would induce her to cross.
I can never remember without laughter how I once seduced a lady who was devoted to her husband, her children, and her principles.
And the lady really had principles—of her own, anyway.
I am not going on principle, not to take part in the revolting convention of memorial dinners, that’s why!
It’s permissable for anyone, I should hope, to defend himself and I never allow anyone to use violence to me on principle, for it’s an act of despotism.
And although I cannot, I confess, in principle sympathise with private charity, for it not only fails to eradicate the evil but even promotes it, yet I must admit that I saw your action with pleasure—yes, yes, I like it.
I flattered her shamelessly, and as soon as I succeeded in getting a pressure of the hand, even a glance from her, I would reproach myself for having snatched it by force, and would declare that she had resisted, so that I could never have gained anything but for my being so unprincipled.
"I saw it, I saw it," Lebeziatnikov repeated, "and though it is against my principles, I am ready this very minute to take any oath you like before the court, for I saw how you slipped it in her pocket.
There are no more uses of "principle" in the book.
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I accept as a basic principle that all people are precious and should be treated with equal dignity.
One guiding principle is that everyone should be treated fairly.