principles

A Quote by U.S. Supreme Court on action, belief, debate, decisions, goals, government, heart, idealism, ideas, information, laws, lies, life, persuasion, politics, principles, rest, risk, and speech

At the heart of the First Amendment lies the principle that each person should decide for him or herself the ideas and beliefs deserving of expression, consideration, and adherence. Our political system and cultural life rest upon this ideal. Government action that stifles speech on account of its message, or that requires the utterance of a particular message favored by the Government, contravenes this essential right. Laws of this sort pose the inherent risk that the Government seeks not to advance a legitimate regulatory goal, but to suppress unpopular ideas or information or manipulate the public debate through coercion rather than persuasion.

U.S. Supreme Court

Source: 1994, Turner Broadcasting System v. FCC, 114 S. Ct. 2445, 2458

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A Quote by unknown on business, character, conscience, destruction, humanity, knowledge, morality, pleasure, politics, principles, sacrifice, science, wealth, work, and worship

The Seven Deadly Sins that will destroy us are: Knowledge without character. Business without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice. Pleasure without conscience. Politics without principle. Wealth without work.

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A Quote by unknown on facts, practice, and principles

Principles become modified in practice by facts.

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A Quote by unknown on accidents, concern, god, laws, life, mankind, obedience, principles, suffering, welfare, and wisdom

The three primary principles of wisdom: obedience to the laws of God, concern for the welfare of mankind, and suffering with fortitude all the accidents of life.

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A Quote by unknown on politicians, principles, quiet, and weather

A local politician was once enmeshed in his own oratory. Said he: "Build a chain-link fence around the winter's supply of summer weather; skim the clouds from the sky with a teaspoon; catch a thundercloud in a saucepan; break a hurricane to harness; quiet and soothe an earthquake; lasso an avalanche; pin a napkin on the crater of an active volcano-but never expect to see me false to my principles."

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A Quote by unknown on good, honesty, idealism, and principles

Probity: adherence to the highest principles and ideals, Uprightness; Honesty; Latin probus, to prove, honest, good, Latin probare, to test; Verify, specifically probate; Provenly (Brit.).

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A Quote by unknown on fatherhood, generations, principles, sons, understanding, and work

There was a generation gap between Lucifer and his Father, but another Son understood deeper principles and carried on his Father's work.

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A Quote by unknown on agreement, compromise, friendship, good, intelligence, justice, principles, reason, sacrifice, simplicity, time, and work

THE Hunter and the Bear . . . The Sory of a Perfect Compromise The hunter sighted his quarry, and raised his rifle to fire. The bear, raising a paw, said, "Now just a minute friend; can't we talk this over like two rational, intelligent, progressive beings?" The hunter lowered his gun, and scratching his head replied, "What's to talk over?" "Well", said the bear, "for example, what do you want to shoot me for?" "That's very simple. I want a bearskin coat". "And I," said the bear, "merely want a good breakfast. Let's sit down together, I'm sure we can reach a common point of view that will satisfy us both". So they sat down together to work out an agreement. After a time the bear got up all alone. They had reached a compromise. The bear had his breakfast; the hunter had on his fur coat. You know where the hunter was. He was eaten alive by his compromise position. You will be eaten alive also, if you sacrifice your principles for any reason. THE END DOES NOT JUSTIFY THE MEANS.

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A Quote by unknown on art, hope, life, order, and principles

I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota, without . . . having painted as much as you can cover with your hand, to please somebody or in order to sell the picture more easily.

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A Quote by Tycho Brahe on accuracy, astronomy, certainty, church, concern, consequences, discipline, earth, harmony, inferiority, justice, people, principles, reality, respect, science, superiority, understanding, universe, work, and yielding

It was not just the Church that resisted the heliocentrism of Copernicus. Many prominent figures, in the decades following the 1543 publication of De Revolutionibus, regarded the Copernican model of the universe as a mathematical artifice which, though it yielded astronomical predictions of superior accuracy, could not be considered a true representation of physical reality: "If Nicolaus Copernicus, the distinguished and incomparable master, in this work had not been deprived of exquisite and faultless instruments, he would have left us this science far more well-established. For he, if anybody, was outstanding and had the most perfect understanding of the geometrical and arithmetical requisites for building up this discipline. Nor was he in any respect inferior to Ptolemy; on the contrary, he surpassed him greatly in certain fields, particularly as far as the device of fitness and compendious harmony in hypotheses is concerned. And his apparently absurd opinion that the Earth revolves does not obstruct this estimate, because a circular motion designed to go on uniformly about another point than the very center of the circle, as actually found in the Ptolemaic hypotheses of all the planets except that of the Sun, offends against the very basic principles of our discipline in a far more absurd and intolerable way than does the attributing to the Earth one motion or another which, being a natural motion, turns out to be imperceptible. There does not at all arise from this assumption so many unsuitable consequences as most people think."

Tycho Brahe

Source: Letter to Christopher Rothman, January 20, 1587

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