principles

A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on principles and world

. . . from the same principles, I now demonstrate the frame of the System of the World.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

Source: Principia Mathematica.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on abstinence, adversity, courage, duty, patience, principles, and prosperity

The whole duty of man is embraced in the two principles of abstinence and patience: temperance in prosperity, and patient courage in adversity.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Scott Raymond Adams on management and principles

Dilbert Principle: The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management.

Scott Raymond Adams (1957 -)

Source: Dilbert

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A Quote by Scott Raymond Adams on people and principles

The Dilbert Principle: People are idiots.

Scott Raymond Adams (1957 -)

Source: The Dilbert Principle, 1996

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A Quote by Scott Raymond Adams on jobs, managers, motivation, obstacles, people, and principles

I'm slowly becoming a convert to the principle that you can't motivate people to do things, you can only demotivate them. The primary job of the manager is not to empower but to remove obstacles.

Scott Raymond Adams (1957 -)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on good, nature, practice, principles, and sincerity

Sir, are you so grossly ignorant of human nature, as not to know that a man may be very sincere in good principles, without having good practice?

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Boswell’s Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on principles

The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat, or takes its milk, on the principle that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is, but the milk is more likely to be watered.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks, Sequel, Public Opinion

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on animals, business, circumstances, life, man, principles, and enjoy

All animals but men know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it - and they do enjoy it as much as man and other circumstances will allow it.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Roslind Godlovitch on animals and principles

If we hold genuine moral principles about animals, these will not differ in substance from those we hold about human beings . . . If humans have natural rights, then so do animals.

Roslind Godlovitch (1944 -)

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A Quote by Ross Baker on achievement, agreement, defense, ethics, good, justice, laws, needs, obligation, principles, and truth

It is evident that most attorneys and legal scholars feel that their ethical obligation to put forth their best defense of a client is the highest principle in law. Agreed, it is a high principle. However, should it be a higher principle than what the system is supposed to achieve - namely, justice? Of course not. If the ethic of a good defense insists on obscuring or hiding truth, it needs to be re-evaluated, because it is then immoral.

Ross Baker

Source: Letter to The Wall Street Journal

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