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  • Besides, Stan—Matter o’ fact, Thompson and I are against bonuses, as a matter of principle.
  • And maybe this new principle in education-at-home may be another—may be another factor.
  • It was only when they attacked the sacred purse that he was frightened into fury, but then, being a man given to oratory and high principles, he enjoyed the sound of his own vocabulary and the warmth of his own virtue.
  • "Ethics of the business-broker ought to strictly represent his principles and not get in on the buying," he said to Thompson.
  • By the secret principles of a Newly Discovered System of Music Teaching, any one—man, lady or child—can, without tiresome exercises, special training or long drawn out study, and without waste of time, money or energy, learn to play by note, piano, banjo, cornet, clarinet, saxophone, violin or drum, and learn sight-singing.
  • I believe the highest type of Service, like the most progressive tenets of ethics, senses unceasingly and is motived by active adherence and loyalty to that which is the essential principle of Boosterism—Good Citizenship in all its factors and aspects.
  • At the delicatessen he bought preposterous stores of food, chosen on the principle of expensiveness.
  • "Course I believe in it on principle, but I don’t propose to have anybody telling me what I got to think and do.
  • When we’ve assimilated the foreigners we got here now and learned ’cause the principles of Americanism and turned ’cause into regular folks, why then maybe we’ll let in a few more."

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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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