The 10/08/13 Joy Jar

8 Oct

You either have principles and follow them or you don’t. Now, is that hard?

Abortion Vote Exposes Rift at a Catholic University
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/0…
Loyola Marymount trustees are deciding whether to remove abortion coverage from insurance plans, but the vote has become a battle over how Catholic a Catholic university should be.

Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ are principles.

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Leonardo da Vinci

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
Abraham Lincoln

There are three constants in life… change, choice and principles.
Stephen Covey

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. Thomas Paine

A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.
Margaret Thatcher

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
Thomas S. Monson

The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles.
Plato

Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
Victor Hugo

To abandon oneself to principles is really to die – and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.
Albert Camus

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
Ambrose Bierce

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.
Thomas Paine

I think Bible principles are principles for life.
Joel Osteen

The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
John Quincy Adams

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.
Charles R. Swindoll

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
Jawaharlal Nehru

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