If there is any man of notoriously loose principles among us— TANNER.
[raising his voice] Yes sir, I repeat, if there is any man of notoriously loose principles among us— TANNER.
But now I began to have scruples, to feel obligations, to find that veracity and honor were no longer goody-goody expressions in the mouths of grown up people, but compelling principles in myself.
In 9,999 cases out of 10,000, you can count on their doing nothing, whether noble or base, that conflicts with these ends; and that assurance is what you rely on as their religion, their morality, their principles, their patriotism, their reputation, their honor and so forth.
[whimsically] Then you ought to be: where are your principles?
I wish you could reconcile it with your principles to be a little patient with this poor girl.
We have gone into the principles of Anarchism and Social-Democracy at great length.
That passion dignified them, gave them conscience and meaning, found them a mob of appetites and organized them into an army of purposes and principles.
My dear Tavy, your pious English habit of regarding the world as a moral gymnasium built expressly to strengthen your character in, occasionally leads you to think about your own confounded principles when you should be thinking about other people’s necessities.
Ramsden and Octavius come back with Miss Ramsden, a hardheaded old maiden lady in a plain brown silk gown, with enough rings, chains and brooches to show that her plainness of dress is a matter of principle, not of poverty.
I’m very sorry, Miss Robinson; but I’m contending for a principle.
Mozart’s is the last of the true Don Juans; for by the time he was of age, his cousin Faust had, in the hands of Goethe, taken his place and carried both his warfare and his reconciliation with the gods far beyond mere lovemaking into politics, high art, schemes for reclaiming new continents from the ocean, and recognition of an eternal womanly principle in the universe.
I know him: his principles are thoroughly commercial.
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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.