quotes tagged with 'principle'

The principle of human productivity is the fact that it is actually much easier to destroy an object than to make it.

Author: Thomas Schelling, Source: http://positivelifequotes.org/law-of-jungle-is-fear-and-violen...Saved by prabatuty in principle creation productivity fact quotes human destroy 3 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is essential, my son…that you should form and adopt certain rules or principles…It is in the Bible, you must learn them, and from the Bible how to practice them.

Author: John Quincy Adams, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in education johnquincyadams principle bible learning father 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in thomasjefferson principle integrity rock EDS 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Courage is the sin quo non of leadership: it is that quality of character that will encounter danger with firmness.  Courage will stand on principle in the face of opposition and unpopularity.  It will confront moral evil with the truth, and will face physical danger with valor.  While others may falter through fear, a courageous leader will remain calm in crisis and vigilant in action.

Author: David J. Vaughan, Source: "Give Me Liberty," page 149Saved by ImaWriterIII in truth danger danger principle evil character opposition fear leadership courage valor vigilant davidjvaughan 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We are involved in an intense battle. It is a battle between right and wrong, between truth and error, between the design of the Almighty on the one hand and that of Lucifer on the other. For that reason, we desperately need moral men and women who stand on principle, to be involved in the political process. Otherwise, we abdicate power to those whose designs are almost entirely selfish.

Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: Stand a little Taller, pg. 15Saved by cboyack in politics government truth power principle 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate - look to his character....

Author: Noah Webster, Source: Letters to a Young Gentleman Commencing His Education, 1789Saved by jrbond in politics principle character 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The kingdom of God must be a continuing revolution against the norms of the society that fall below the standards that are set for us in the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the field of public life, it must be a continuing revolution against proposals that contradict the fundamental principles as laid down in the Constitution of the United States, which was written by men whom God raised up for this very purpose. If we remember that, we will be in the forefront of every battle against the things that are tearing down our society.

Author: Harold B. Lee, Source: October 1970 General Conference, http://search.ldslibrary.com/...Saved by cboyack in politics constitution government principle revolution activism kingdomofgod religionandpolitics 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Today you cannot effectively fight for freedom and not be attacked, and those who think they can are deceiving themselves. While I do not believe in stepping out of the path of duty to pick up a cross I do not need, a man is a coward who refuses to pick up a cross that clearly lies within his path.


A man must not only stand for the right principles, but he must also fight for them. Those who fight for principle can be proud of the friends they've gained and the enemies they've earned.

Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: The Christ and the Constitution, God, Family, Country: Our Three Great Loyalties, Deseret Book, 1974, p. 332Saved by cboyack in liberty freedom principle battle activism protest warinheaven 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It was ever thus. The price of leadership is loneliness. The price of adherence to conscience is loneliness. The price of adherence to principle is loneliness. I think it is inescapable. The Savior of the world was a Man who walked in loneliness. I do not know of any statement more underlined with the pathos of loneliness than His statement: “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head” (Matthew 8:20).


There is no lonelier picture in history than of the Savior upon the cross, alone, the Redeemer of mankind, the Savior of the world, bringing to pass the Atonement, the Son of God suffering for the sins of mankind. As I think of that, I reflect on a statement made by Channing Pollock:


Judas with his thirty pieces of silver was a failure. Christ on the cross was the greatest figure of time and eternity.

Author: Gordon B. Hinckley was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when this devotional address was given on 4 November 1969., Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=11131Saved by mlsscaress in principle leadership conscience price position savior decision loneliness adherence 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Jesus operated from a base of fixed principles or truths rather than making up the rules as he went along. Thus, his leadership style was not only correct, but also constant. So many secular leaders today are like chameleons; they change their hues and views to fit the situation—which only tends to confuse associates and followers who cannot be certain what course is being pursued. Those who cling to power at the expense of principle often end up doing almost anything to perpetuate their power.

Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by cboyack in politics power principle integrity leadership law leader politician justice 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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