Favorite Quotations ~  Principles Create A Life That Tickles Your Soul

"Be flexible, but stick to your principles." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

St. Augustine

Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages. Just because the rains descend, and the winds blow, we cannot afford to build on shifting sands. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Principles without programs are platitudes. ~ George Bernard Shaw

In principle, I am against principles. ~ Tristan Tzara

I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times. ~ Everett M. Dirksen

The principles you live by create the world you live in; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. ~ Blaine Lee

It's a matter of having principles. It's easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing is to have principles when you're poor. ~ Ray Kroc

We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles. ~ Jimmy Carter

Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others. ~ Groucho Marx

It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them. ~ Alfred Adler

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. ~ Dwight Eisenhower

I have very set and consistent principles, but I am flexible on tactics. I like to get the job done. ~ Madeleine Albright

If you learn only methods, you'll be ties to your methods, but if you learn principles you can devise your own methods. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Principles are the simplicity on the far side of complexity. ~ Stephen R. Covey