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principle
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
a basic rule or belief
The exact meaning of principle can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "our guiding principles" — basic moral beliefs that guide decisions and behavior
  • "electromagnetic principles" — rules describing how the world works
  • "She lacks principles." — lacks moral guidelines
  • "We agree in principle." — about important basic beliefs
  • He denounced the deplorable state of American architecture and the unprincipled eclecticism of its practitioners.
    1.10 — Part 1 Chapter 10 (3% in)
  • It is contrary to every principle we have tried to teach you, contrary to all established precedents and traditions of Art.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (51% in)
  • There was a principle which he must discover.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (98% in)
  • He forgot men, the Dean and the principle behind the Dean, which he wanted to discover.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (99% in)
  • ...ARCHITECTURE, my friends, is a great Art based on two cosmic principles: Beauty and Utility.
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (0% in)
  • As one stands before its southern facade, one is stricken with the realization that the stringcourses, repeated with deliberate and gracious monotony from the third to the eighteenth story, these long, straight, horizontal lines are the moderating, leveling principle, the lines of equality.
    1.4 — Part 1 Chapter 4 (5% in)
  • According to his principles, Ellsworth M. Toohey listed no architect by name in the text of his book—"the myth-building, hero-worshipping method of historical research has always been obnoxious to me."
    1.6 — Part 1 Chapter 6 (22% in)
  • Architecture is primarily a utilitarian conception, and the problem is to elevate the principle of pragmatism into the realm of esthetic abstraction.
    1.8 — Part 1 Chapter 8 (81% in)
  • The great dynamic principle is the common principle of the human equation.
    1.8 — Part 1 Chapter 8 (83% in)
  • The great dynamic principle is the common principle of the human equation.
    1.8 — Part 1 Chapter 8 (83% in)
  • But I realize—and in that spirit I accept it—that this tribute was paid not to my person, but to a principle which chance has granted me to represent in all humility tonight.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (62% in)
  • The ornament was determined by the method of construction, an emphasis of the principle that makes it stand.
    1.11 — Part 1 Chapter 11 (80% in)
  • There must be some one principle to cover it, but I don't know what it is.
    1.13 — Part 1 Chapter 13 (13% in)
  • Her contractor hated all architects on principle.
    1.13 — Part 1 Chapter 13 (88% in)
  • He said that every civilization has its one basic principle, one single, supreme, determining conception, and every endeavor of men within that civilization is true, unconsciously and irrevocably, to that one principle....
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (96% in)
  • He said that every civilization has its one basic principle, one single, supreme, determining conception, and every endeavor of men within that civilization is true, unconsciously and irrevocably, to that one principle....
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (96% in)
  • "The principle behind the Dean," said Roark.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (66% in)
  • It contradicts the elementary principles of composition.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (76% in)
  • In the past ten years, while most of the new residences continued to be built as faithful historical copies, the principles of Henry Cameron had won the field of commercial structures: the factories, the office buildings, the skyscrapers.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (65% in)
  • At a luncheon where he had to speak on architecture, Peter Keating stated: "In reviewing my career to date, I came to the conclusion that I have worked on a true principle: the principle that constant change is a necessity of life.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (87% in)
  • At a luncheon where he had to speak on architecture, Peter Keating stated: "In reviewing my career to date, I came to the conclusion that I have worked on a true principle: the principle that constant change is a necessity of life.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (87% in)
  • It is my opinion that in the humble realization of this principle lies the reward and the joy of being an architect.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (90% in)
  • It's a magazine of principles.
    3.7 — Part 3 Chapter 7 (90% in)
  • "All I know is, unselfishness is the only moral principle," said Jessica Pratt, "the noblest principle and a sacred duty and much more important than freedom.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (23% in)
  • "All I know is, unselfishness is the only moral principle," said Jessica Pratt, "the noblest principle and a sacred duty and much more important than freedom.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (23% in)
  • Change is the basic principle of the universe.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (51% in)
  • In all these years, you've learned nothing of my principles.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (66% in)
  • You are utterly incapable of grasping principles, Peter.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (71% in)
  • When you deal in principles, Peter, it saves you the trouble of individual encounters.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (73% in)
  • Do you know what constitutes an integrating principle?
    4.8 — Part 4 Chapter 8 (64% in)
  • The principle behind the dean who fired me from Stanton.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (52% in)
  • What principle?
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (53% in)
  • The Wynand papers—that stronghold of yellow journalism, vulgarity, corruption and muckraking, that organized insult to public taste and decency, that intellectual underworld ruled by a man who has less conception of principles than a cannibal—the Wynand papers are the proper champions of Howard Roark, and Howard Roark is their rightful hero.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (68% in)
  • Are we losing our shirts for principles or something?
    4.16 — Part 4 Chapter 16 (16% in)
  • ...obliged honestly to admit that we might have been too lenient... "...A society awakened to a new sense of responsibility toward the underprivileged..."...We join the voice of public opinion..."...The past, the career, the personality of Howard Roark seem to support the widespread impression that he is a reprehensible character, a dangerous, unprincipled, antisocial type of man... "...If found guilty, as seems inevitable, Howard Roark must be made to bear the fullest penalty the law can impose on him."
    4.16 — Part 4 Chapter 16 (78% in)
  • So he thinks you're an 'unprincipled, antisocial type of man'?
    4.17 — Part 4 Chapter 17 (64% in)
  • But the second-hander has used altruism as a weapon of exploitation and reversed the base of mankind's moral principles.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (50% in)
  • Degrees of ability vary, but the basic principle remains the same: the degree of a man's independence, initiative and personal love for his work determines his talent as a worker and his worth as a man.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (63% in)
  • Does the fault lie in men's hypocrisy or in the nature of the principle?
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (74% in)
  • Now observe the results of a society built on the principle of individualism.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (77% in)
  • I know what is to come by the principle on which it is built.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (81% in)

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