When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong. The minority are usually right.
—Eugene V. Debs
If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody.
We may be personally defeated, but our principles never!
—William Lloyd Garrison
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
The most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency.
—W. Somerset Maugham
I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota.
Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others.
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principles contain it or stand against it.
Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others.
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.