I feel like a fugitive from the law of averages.
~ William H. Mauldin
Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply a refusal to deny the obvious. Unfortunately, we live in a world in which the obvious is overlooked as a matter of principle.
When you say that you agree with a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
Otto von Bismarck
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent.
Henry Ward Beecher