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"We need to challenge the dominant culture: by ethics, principles and values." - Tariq Ramadan

"Principles are the territory. Values are maps." - Stephen Covey

"Real democracy is only possible when people truly imbibe democratic principles and respect ethical values above everything else." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Reality is only a dream, based on values and well worn principles, whereas the dream goes on forever." - Ian Curtis

"The leader for today and the future will be focused on how to be - how to develop quality, character, mind-set, values, principles, and courage." - Frances Hesselbein

"Starting in the seventeenth century, the general theory of extreme values - maxima and minima - has become one of the systematic integrating principles of science." - Richard Courant

"What difference would a clear vision of my principles, values, and ultimate objectives make in the way I spend my time?" - Stephen Covey

"I have been very consistent over the course of my entire life. I have always fought for the same values and principles." - Hillary Clinton

"Sometimes we forge our own principles and sometimes we accept others' principles, or holistic packages of principles, such as religion and legal systems. While it isn't necessarily a bad thing to use others' principles - it's difficult to come up with your own, and often much wisdom has gone into those already created - adopting pre-packaged principles without much thought exposes you to the risk of inconsistency with your true values." - Ray Dalio

"Founded on the principles of private initiative, entrepreneurship and self-employment, underpinned by the values of democracy, equality and solidarity, the co-operative movement can help pave the way to a more just and inclusive economic order." - Kofi Annan

"Live the principles and the values. Almost nobody in America is living them. Learn the truth. Live the life of our founders. Be a decent, righteous, forthright honest man or woman." - Beck

"To me dogs are not the students, not the ones that need training. To me a dog is a teacher of life, who teaches us the principles of the most important moral values; honesty, integrity, loyalty, trust, respect and love." - Cesar Millan

"No one expects this nation to become a theocracy, where Christianity is the only value, but we do indeed say that the essential values and founding principles of the nation should not be ignored." - D. James Kennedy

"To all those whose progress remains hampered by ego-related distractions, let humility - the spiritual cornerstone upon which Karate rests - serve to remind one to place virtue before vice, values before vanity and principles before personalities." - Matsumura Sokon

"There is nothing mysterious about the principles of the gospel. We have studied them in the scriptures, we have discussed them in Sunday School, and we have heard them from the pulpit many times. These divine principles and values are straightforward and clear; they are beautiful, profound, and powerful; and they can definitely help us to avoid future regrets." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"The Boy Scouts of America stands for a set of principles. These principles have a lot of staying power. The values you learn as a Scout are like a compass. They can help you find your way through difficult and sometimes unchartered terrain. The principles of Scouting give you a sense of what's important. I feel I owe the Boy Scouts a great deal, both personally and professionally." - Bill Bradley

"The G7 and former G8 group has always viewed itself as a community of values, the annexation of Crimea, which is a blatant violation of the principles of international law, and the events in eastern Ukraine are serious violations of these common values." - Angela Merkel

"Yes, religion and politics do mix. America is a nation based on biblical principles. Christian values dominate our government. The test of those values is the Bible. Politicians who do not use the bible to guide their public and private lives do not belong in office." - Beverly LaHaye

"The most effective way I know to begin with the end in mind is to develop a personal mission statement or philosophy or creed. It focused on what you want to be (character) and to do (contributions and achievements) and on the values or principles upon which being and doing are based." - Stephen Covey

"The libertarian must never advocate or prefer a gradual, as opposed to an immediate and rapid, approach to his goal. For by doing so, he undercuts the overriding importance of his own goals and principles. And if he himself values his own goals so lightly, how highly will others value them." - Murray Rothbard

"Don't judge yourself by others' standards...have your own. And don't get caught up into the trap of changing yourself to fit the world. The world has to change to fit you. And if you stick to your principles, values and morals long enough, it will." - Berry Gordy

"In late modernity we grow more and more accustomed to politicians and public figures who are indebted to their appetites for their "values," to their intellectual sloth for their "principles," to their rhetorical cleverness for their "conscience," and to their regimented conformism for their "philosophy."" - Kenny Smith

"The leader beyond the millennium will not be the leader who has learned the lessons of how to do it, with ledgers of 'hows' balanced with 'its' that dissolve in the crashing changes ahead. The leader for today and the future will be focused on how to be - how to develop quality, character mind-set, values, principles, and courage." - Frances Hesselbein

"What passes for education, culture or maturity in most minds is merely how individuals want to think of themselves, a contrived egocentric self-concept, not actual and effective principles and values. This is what is known in the cliche as the "veneer" of civilization." - Kenny Smith

"Schools must not become the agencies through which propaganda advocated by any section of society is spread. The method of control always a crucial problem should be in harmony with the fundamental values and principles of the states and the entire e" - George Bernard Shaw

"I ask you to uphold the values of America and remember why so many have come here. We're in a fight for our principles, and our first responsibility is to live by them. No one should be singled out for unfair treatment or unkind words because of their ethnic background or religious faith." - George W Bush

"The great decisions of government cannot be dictated by the concerns of religious factions.... We have succeeded for 205 years in keeping the affairs of state separate from the uncompromising idealism of religious groups and we mustn't stop now. To retreat from that separation would violate the principles of conservatism and the values upon which the framers built this democratic republic." - Barry Goldwater

"At age 14, my belief systems began to change about myself, about God, about humans, about values, and about moral standards. I also began to align myself with the principles that are laid down by the Creator in the book called the Bible." - Myles Munroe

"The single observation I would offer for your consideration is that some things are beyond your control. You can lose your health to illness or accident. You can lose your wealth to all manner of unpredictable sources. What are not easily stolen from you without your cooperation are your principles and your values. They are your most important possessions and, if carefully selected and nurtured, will well serve you and your fellow man." - Neil Armstrong

"There is indeed something deeply wrong with a person who lacks principles, who has no moral core. There are, likewise, certainly values that brook no compromise, and I would count among them integrity, fairness, and the avoidance of cruelty. But I have never accepted the argument that principle is compromised by judging each situation on its own merits, with due appreciation of the idiosyncrasy of human motivation and fallibility." - Sonia

"I believe that a life of integrity I the most fundamental source of personal worth. I do not agree with the popular success literature that says that self-esteem is primarily a matter of mind set, of attitude-that you can psych yourself into peace of mind. Peace of mind comes when your life is in harmony with true principles and values and in no other way." - Stephen Covey

"Glory, built On selfish principles, is shame and guilt." - William Cowper

"Propensities and principles must be reconciled by some means." - Charlotte Bronte

"We live in a time of transition, an uneasy era which is likely to endure for the rest of this century. During the period we may be tempted to abandon some of the time-honored principles and commitments which have been proven during the difficult times of past generations. We must never yield to this temptation. Our American values are not luxuries, but necessities - not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself." - Jimmy Carter

"To achieve happiness I advocate four major principles, the principles of love, wisdom, self-reflection, and progress." - Ryuho Okawa

"I like Arsene for his principles but principles are sort of a restriction and restrictions are always lost possibilities." - Alisher Usmanov

"Book values have some good and some bad features." - Walter Schloss

"Our customs, behaviors, and values are byproducts of our culture." - Jacque Fresco

"Ideology knows the answer before the question has been asked. Principles are something different: a set of values that have to be adapted to circumstances but not compromised away." - George Packer

"Consequences are governed by principles, and behavior is governed by values; therefore, value principles!" - Stephen Covey

"If we are going to solve the challenges we face, you need a President who will pursue genuine solutions day in and day out. And that is my commitment to you. We need immigration reform that will secure our borders, and punish employers who exploit immigrant labor; reform that finally brings the 12 million people who are here illegally out of the shadows by requiring them to take steps to become legal citizens. We must assert our values and reconcile our principles as a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws. That is a priority I will pursue from my very first day." - Barack Obama

"You do have to keep in mind as you're going through extraordinarily difficult circumstances, that if you stay true, true to your values, if you stay true to your principles, if you believe in these values, then you can work in that context to right policies that may not be working." - Condoleezza Rice

"For values or guiding principles to be truly effective they have to be verbs. It's not "integrity," it's "always do the right thing." It's not "innovation," it's "look at the problem from a different angle." Articulating our values as verbs gives us a clear idea - we have a clear idea of how to act in any situation." - Simon Sinek

"Our struggle to put first things first can be characterized by the contrast between two powerful tools that direct us: the clock and the compass. The clock represents our commitments, appointments, schedules, goals, activities - what we do with, and how we manage our time. The compass represents our vision, values, principles, mission, conscience, direction - what we feel is important and how we lead our lives. In an effort to close the gap between the clock and the compass in our lives, many of us turn to the field of "time management."" - Stephen Covey

"To stand upon ramparts and die for our principles is heroic, but to sally forth to battle and win for our principles is something more than heroic." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"As to methods, there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"God designed the world in such a way that everything functions on principles. Principles are eternal laws established and inherent in creation that make creation function." - Myles Munroe

"Everything in life is built on principles - plants, seas, birds, all of the natural elements of nature, they all follow and obey certain basic fundamental principles." - Myles Munroe

"I discovered that success has very little to do with education or race or disposition; it has more to do with principles and following those principles." - Myles Munroe

"Moral stupidity comes in two different forms: relativism and legalism. Relativism sees no principles, only people; legalism sees no people, only principles." - Peter Kreeft

"Presidents come and go. History comes and goes, but principles endure." - Ronald Reagan

"Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar." - David Herbert Lawrence

"I was born and raised a Christian and I still adhere to those principles." - Dee Snider

"Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy and perseverances." - Orison Swett Marden

"Search men's governing principles, and consider the wise, what they shun and what they cleave to." - Marcus Aurelius

"Principles are the basis for developing a vision and value system for all." - Stephen Covey

"There are three basic principles behind any well-designed product: truth, humanity, and simplicity." - Sohrab Vossoughi

"Manners with fortunes, humors turn with climes, tenets with books, and principles with times." - Alexander Pope

"I worked on true Baconian principles, and without any theory collected facts." - Charles Darwin

"We must have faith in the people of this country and faith in our principles." - Ronald Reagan

"All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you." - Morihei Ueshiba

"Great men simplify great principles and make them easily intelligible to ordinary men" - Tunku Abdul Rahman

"The principles of Jefferson are the definitions and axioms of free society." - Abraham Lincoln

"My principles are simple. Protect the Earth. Serve the People, and Explore the Universe" - Jerry Brown

"We love your adherence to democratic principles and to democratic processes." - Ferdinand Marcos

"Gay and lesbian relationships operate on essentially the same principles as heterosexual relationships" - John M. Gottman

"I think that violence and nonviolence are not moral principles, they're tactics." - Jerry Vlasak

"Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised." - Andrew Carnegie

"I am a man of principle, and one of my basic principles is flexibility." - Everett Dirksen

"America is a country of strong families and strong values. My life's been blessed by both and I'll never forget those values." - Barack Obama

"Minds are cluttered from the age of six with the values of others-values which bear little relation to their own private capacities, needs and desires." - Marya Mannes

"The God you worship will shape the values you hold, and the values you hold will shape the lifestyle that you choose." - Colin S. Smith

"A budget should reflect the values and priorities of our nation and its people" - Mary Landrieu

"We just seem to have lost all our morals and principles and values these days." - Dolly Parton

"Teach principles not formulas." - Richard P Feynman

"Let principles make decisions." - Jack Hyles

"Society values cooperation over independence, obedience over individuality, and niceness above all else." - Sue Grafton

"Stories about food are stories about us-our history and our values." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Culture requires in the first place a certain balance of material and spiritual values." - Johan Huizinga

"We all need basic human values rooted in trust and affection." - Dalai Lama

"One thing evangelicals want is a reprieve from intolerance against their beliefs, values, and practices." - Ronald H. Nash

"Europe has to secure its borders and support those in the neighborhood who share our values." - Herman Van Rompuy

"Values will be adjusted, and enterprising people will pick up the wrecks from less competent people." - Andrew Mellon

"Self-defence, self-confidence, discipline and self control. The values you learn are priceless." - Rickson Gracie

"Follow through with basic values, and remember to provide good customer service." - Craig Newmark

"Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty." - Deepak Chopra

"Family and the natural surroundings played a big role in shaping my values." - Gabrielle Reece

"American values and legal traditions do not permit the indefinite detention of people beyond our borders." - Barack Obama

"Family values stand up to injustice and power outside the household." - Ralph Nader

"Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement." - Bill Watterson

"The developers and entrepreneurs must somehow be taught a new vocabulary of values." - Edward Abbey

"A salesperson's ethics and values contribute more to sales success than do techniques or strategies." - Ron Willingham

"Wherefrom are human values to be derived and how are they to be developed? Human values are born along with human birth. They exist in union. Unfortunately, man today separates himself from human values and yet wants to live as a human being. To recover human values, man has to take the spiritual path." - Sathya Sai Baba

"While values drive behaviors, principles govern consequences." - Stephen Covey

"Independence-is loyalty to one's best self and principles, and this is often disloyalty to the general idols and fetishes." - Mark Twain

"Unconsciously we seek the principles and opinions which are suited to our temperament, so that at last it seems as if these principles and opinions had formed our character and given it support and stability." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"A free, virtuous, and enlightened people must know full well the great principles and causes upon which their happiness depends." - James Monroe

"Tenderness and respect-never selfishness-must be the guiding principles in the intimate relationship between husband and wife" - Howard W. Hunter

"The origin of agriculture involved both human intentionality and a set of underlying ecological and evolutionary principles." - Kent V. Flannery

"There are two sets of principles. They are the principles of power and privilege and the principles of truth and justice. If you pursue truth and justice it will always mean a diminution of power and privilege. If you pursue power and privilege, it will always be at the expense of truth and justice" - Chris Hedges

"Perhaps the most significant thing a person can know about himself is to understand his own system of values. Almost every thing we do is a reflection of our own personal value system. What do we mean by values? Our values are what we want out of life. No one is born with a set of values. Except for our basic physiological needs such as air, water, and food, most of our values are acquired after birth." - Jacque Fresco

"Man is born as a freak of nature, being within nature and yet transcending it. He has to find principles of action and decision-making which replace the principles of instincts." - Erich Fromm

"To derive two or three general Principles of Motion from Phaenomena, and afterwards to tell us how the Properties and Actions of all corporeal Things follow from those manifest Principles, would be a very great step in Philosophy." - Isaac Newton

"To me, patriotism means dedication to the principles on which the country was founded and a willingness to stand firm and fight for these principles regardless of what the government says or does" - Richard J. Maybury

"All of humanity now has the option to "make it" successfully and sustainably, by virtue of our having minds, discovering principles and being able to employ these principles to do more with less." - R Buckminster Fuller

"Science values static patterns." - Robert M Pirsig

"Principles are deep fundamental truths... lightly interwoven threads running with exactness, consistency, beauty and strength through the fabric of life." - Stephen Covey

"Active citizenship begins with an envisioning of the desired outcome and a conscious application of spiritual principles." - Dennis Kucinich

"The biggest reason that positive endings don't happen is because employees are trained on policies and rules rather than principles." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"Ideas and principles that do harm are as a rule, though not always, cloaks for evil passions." - Bertrand Russell

"The highest principles for our aspirations and judgments are given to us in the Jewish-Christian religious tradition." - Albert Einstein

"Our country is great because it is built on principles of self-reliance, opportunity, innovation, and compassion for others." - Ronald Reagan

"Every honest man will suppose honest acts to flow from honest principles, and the rogues may rail without intermission." - Thomas Jefferson

"Philosophy stands in need of a science which shall determine the possibility, principles, and extent of human knowledge a priori." - Immanuel Kant

"Art is a discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use." - Frank Lloyd Wright

"I am an anarchist, and according to anarchist principles nation states become obstacles to a true humanistic globalization." - Howard Zinn

"The Central Bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the principles and form of our Constitution." - Thomas Jefferson

"There are no principles; there are only events. There is no good and bad, there are only circumstances." - Honore De Balzac

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

"Every conscientious husband and wife should measure their marriage by the unchanging standard of the principles found in God's Word." - Myles Munroe

"We must not offer people a system of redemption, a set of insights and principles. We offer people a Redeemer." - Paul David Tripp

"My principles are only those that, before the French Revolution, every well-born person considered sane and normal." - Julius Evola

"A great nation betrayed the principles which have made it great, and thereby became hostage to hostage-takers." - Daniel Inouye

"What we need is new leadership that takes conservative principles and applies them so that people can rise up." - Jeb Bush

"The American foreign policy trauma of the sixties and seventies was caused by applying valid principles to unsuitable conditions." - Henry Kissinger

"All you have to do is DECIDE what you want. BELIEVE you DESERVE IT, and PRACTICE the success PRINCIPLES." - Jack Canfield

"It's objective evaluations that give our hardwiring principles teeth and drive the organization toward results that last." - Quint Studer

"I was a Democrat before I was a Republican before I became an independent and I never changed my principles." - Michael Bloomberg

"It is my firm belief that all successful languages are grown and not merely designed from first principles" - Bjarne Stroustrup

"Be careful of selfish motives. You can mistake them for principles and end up dying for them." - Robert Breault

"Either this is logical and true, or else the principles on which economic science is based are invalid." - Gustave de Molinari

"Science is about principles. It's about concepts. It's not about memorizing the parts of a flower. It helps to know some of these things, but if that's all you do that's not science, science is about principles and concepts." - Michio Kaku

"Tradition, in its essence, is something simultaneously meta-historical and dynamic: it is an overall ordering force in the service of principles that have the chrism of a superior legitimacy (we may even call them 'principles from above')." - Julius Evola

"Thomas More: Will, I'd trust you with my life. But not your principles. You see, we speak of being anchored to our principles. But if the weather turns nasty you up with an anchor and let it down where there's less wind, and the fishing's better. And "Look," we say, "look, I'm anchored! To my principles!" - Robert Bolt

"Values are sometimes worth living and dying for, and are certainly worth dating and breaking up over." - Henry Cloud

"If tolerance, respect and equity permeate family life, they will translate into values that shape societies, nations and the world." - Kofi Annan

"There's a big difference between motivation and inspiration: Inspire through values and motivation takes care of itself." - Tony Hsieh

"Ads sell a great deal more than products. They sell values, images, and concepts of success and worth." - Brene Brown

"We cannot preserve philanthropic and charitable values if we detach them completely from our fundamental personal beliefs and convictions." - Robert L. Payton

"Reason cannot establish values, and its belief that it can is the stupidest and most pernicious illusion." - Allan Bloom

"Focusing on values does not simplify your life. It gives meaning and direction-and a lot more complexity." - David Allen

"When values, thoughts, feelings, and actions are in alignment, a person becomes focused and character is strengthened." - John C Maxwell

"Traditional American values: Genocide, aggression, conformity, emotional repression, hypocrisy, and the worship of comfort and consumer goods." - George Carlin

"Whoever tries to understand the Human Values of Truth, Righteous conduct, Peace, Love and Non-violence properly, who practises these values and propagates them with zeal and sincerity can alone be described as a truly educated person." - Sathya Sai Baba

"Peace of mind comes when your life is in harmony with true principles and values and in no other way." - Stephen Covey

"I believe the ultimate goal of living and refining your values is to identify and achieve congruence with universal principles." - Steve Pavlina

"Caring. And reading the Bible, learning about God, Jesus, love. He said, 'Bring on the children', 'Imitate the children', 'Be like the children' and 'Take care of others.' Take care of old people. And we were raised with those values. Those are very important values and my family and I we were raised with those values and they continue strong in us today." - Michael Jackson

"The family has always been the cornerstone of American society. Our families nurture, preserve, and pass on to each succeeding generation the values we share and cherish, values that are the foundation of our freedoms." - Ronald Reagan

"Most of the time it is a good job and a good honour to fight against people's values, because most of the time people's values are irrational and absurd!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"A unitary urbanism - the synthesis of art and technology that we call for - must be constructed according to certain new values of life, values which now need to be distinguished and disseminated." - Gil J Wolman



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