Principle

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This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: first, to set an example of modest unostentatious living...to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and, after doing so, to consider all surplus revenues...as trust funds which he is strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer in the manner...best calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community.

The Gospel of Wealth (1889)
I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.
Moral authority comes from following universal and timeless principles like honesty, integrity, treating people with respect.
Principles are guidelines for human conduct that are proven to have enduring, permanent value.
When we value correct principles, we have truth - a knowledge of things as they are.
Rely on principles; walk erect and free, not trusting to bulk of body, like a wrestler, for one should not be unconquerable in the sense that an ass is. Who then is unconquerable? He whom the inevitable cannot overcome
To abandon oneself to principles is really to die - and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love
The principles which men give to themselves end by overwhelming their noblest intentions
There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good
A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice
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