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principle
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Crime and Punishment
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  • 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….
  • 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.
  • Principle?
  • 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.

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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.

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