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Principled Quotes

We’ve collected the best Principled Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Kerry Kennedy, Erin O’Toole, Bob Ehrlich, James Lankford, John Lanchester. Use them as an inspiration.

Do we go back and be the mushy middle party? Or do we have conservative, principled ideas for all the issues of the day, from the economy, from foreign policy, defence, security, that’s the choice.
My focus has always been: I can be an incredibly conservative, principled idea person, but that doesn’t mean I have to shout at people.
Dad was a very, very principled man, and he hated any kind of story where the baddies get away with it.
It is usually expensive and lonely to be principled.
She is smart. She is principled. She is tough, and she is ready. Hillary is the single most experienced and prepared person who has ever run for president.
I believe that this is the key, the principle itself is the key to conservatism. Because in many ways if you do not have a principled base you do not have policy and if you do not have policy in many ways you do not have an ideology.
Jonathan Krohn
I’m a proud conservative and firmly believe in a principled approach to foreign policy – one that builds on our values and interests as a country. This approach has made me a resolute and strong friend to Israel.
Having principled men and women in office is how you protect yourself from tyranny, and that was something I learned from when I was 2, 3, 5 years old.
Hopefully, at some point, people will at least credit the Republicans with carrying out their oversight responsibilities and with pursuing a principled course of action even in the face of everyone‘s short-attention spans.
Barbara Olson
The people I like most are the people who are principled enough on both the right and the left to believe it is their duty to advocate, even though they may lose, and are not committed to their incumbency over the future of America.
CBS’s Ed Murrow may have been over-celebrated as the principled observer for the masses, fair yet unafraid to take on the bullies.
The worst thing you want is a willy-nilly judge who is swayed by the political whims of the era or the time. What you want is a judge who is thinking about what he or she is doing and is thinking about it in a principled way.
The truth is that the dream of ‘two states for two peoples,’ born in the ’90s, died in the noughties. The two-state solution, the popular and principled option for so long now, is neither practical nor possible.
As long as I sit at Henry Clay‘s desk, I will remember his lifelong desire to forge agreement, but I will also keep close to my heart the principled stand of his cousin, Cassius Clay, who refused to forsake the life of any human, simply to find agreement.
But my dad also was a remarkable man, a good person, a principled individual, a man of integrity.
I’m not an angry kind of person. What I am is a principled person.
I wish I had been wiser. I wish I had been more effective, I wish I’d been more unifying, I wish I’d been more principled.
Bill Ayers
Too often, complaint is not about principled objection on moral grounds, but opportunistic objection on grounds of self-interest. To rectify this, we need to work on mastering the art of complaint.
In Holland I have seen well-meaning, principled people blinded by multiculturalism, overwhelmed by the imperative to be sensitive and respectful of immigrant culture, while ignoring criminal abuse of women and girls.
Leaders are not dogmatic. They are principled and know that change is never easy, but when it’s necessary, they must lead.
The Tories have long since abdicated any pretension of principled global leadership.
Our opposition to Trident is very clear, very firm, very long-standing, very principled, and we would seek to build an alliance to prevent the renewal of Trident.
Basically, the person in the White House should be principled, should have a philosophy about food that relates directly to organic agriculture. I will continue to push for that.
In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our powerincluding strong and principled diplomacy.
There has been no more principled opposition to racism than Jeremy Corbyn: he was getting arrested for protesting against Apartheid when the rest of them were doing deals and calling Nelson Mandela a terrorist.
I would reject wholeheartedly any notion of a Labour Party that is not committed to returning to power at the first opportunity. Of course that needs to be principled power. But standing on the sidelines looking for the purest ideology is a dereliction of the duty for any Labour member.
Everyone knows me by now. I love football. I am quite principled in that perspective. It is always difficult to find the perfect match, but I do feel this is the perfect match for me.
I think people knew why I was doing what I was doing. They knew I wasn’t part of an interest group. And, in a way, by attacking me, the Malaysian establishment identified me as someone who was principled and prepared to stand up to them.
Being against other people’s policies eventually puts you in a downward spiral. It’s fine to be principled and oppose views that you don’t agree with, but you also have to have an alternative.
I think people are tired of just, this kind of continuous conflict. They want to see principled problem-solving.
The great saints were always great innovators… They had to be very strong people… principled people. And, apart from their principles, with great tenacity they had to have great reserves of patience.
I think of myself as intelligent and strong and principled.