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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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principle
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
  • He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.
  • I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
  • He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.
  • His principles were out of date, but there was a good deal to be said for his prejudices.
  • The consequence is that he has nothing left for life but his prejudices, his principles, and his common-sense.
  • She has not merely art, consummate art-instinct, in her, but she has personality also; and you have often told me that it is personalities, not principles, that move the age.
  • He sought to elaborate some new scheme of life that would have its reasoned philosophy and its ordered principles, and find in the spiritualising of the senses its highest realisation.
  • I do it on principle.
  • I believe he thinks that Monmouth married me on purely scientific principles as the best specimen he could find of a modern butterfly.

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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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