Top 44 Principled Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Principled Quotes from famous people such as Barack Obama, Leon Panetta, Cristina Saralegui, Sadiq Khan, Rick Perlstein, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

In a world of complex threats, our security and leaders

In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power – including strong and principled diplomacy.
Barack Obama
She is smart. She is principled. She is tough, and she is ready. Hillary is the single most experienced and prepared person who has ever run for president.
Leon Panetta
President Obama is a principled man who has worked hard to put healthcare and a good education in the reach of millions of Americans and believes that everyone who works hard and plays by the rules, should have a fair shot at the American dream.
Cristina Saralegui
Jeremy Corbyn is a principled Labour man.
Sadiq Khan
For liberals, generally speaking, honoring procedures – means – is the core of what being ‘principled’ means. For conservatives, fighting for the right outcome – ends – even at the expense of procedural nicety, is what being ‘principled’ means.
Rick Perlstein
If Ralph Nader runs, President Bush is going to be re-elected, and if Ralph Nader doesn’t run, President Bush is going to be re-elected. We’re going to run on the president’s strong and principled leadership and his positive agenda for a second term.
Ed Gillespie
Hillary Clinton is a centrist Democrat who is more hawkish than President Obama and far more principled and knowledgeable about foreign affairs than Trump, who is too unstable and erratic to be entrusted with the nuclear triad he has never heard of.
Max Boot
The issue of corruption in the humanitarian system is not an issue which is fundamentally different from dangers of corruption in other areas. One of the best ways to strengthen accountability is to engage in principled and law-based humanitarian action.
Peter Maurer
Proponents of change within Vietnam’s government know their country will be more stable and prosperous if it continues to open up. But principled arguments don’t always carry the day.
Tom Malinowski
Voters are hungry for principled, conservative fighters – because the threat to our liberties from Washington never has been greater.
Ted Cruz
U.S. lawmakers should take a firm and principled stand consistent with their rhetoric about the importance of human rights and democracy in Egypt.
Kerry Kennedy
It is usually expensive and lonely to be principled.
Paul Theroux
There has been no more principled opposition to racism than Jeremy Corbyn: he was getting arrested for protesting against Apartheid when the rest of them were doing deals and calling Nelson Mandela a terrorist.
Ken Loach
CBS’s Ed Murrow may have been over-celebrated as the principled observer for the masses, fair yet unafraid to take on the bullies.
Tina Brown
But my dad also was a remarkable man, a good person, a principled individual, a man of integrity.
Sidney Poitier
I think people are tired of just, this kind of continuous conflict. They want to see principled problem-solving.
Bill Haslam
The great saints were always great innovators… They had to be very strong people… principled people. And, apart from their principles, with great tenacity they had to have great reserves of patience.
Colm Wilkinson
Any time a party has lost three consecutive elections, it becomes a bit more willing to explore the notion of principled compromise so it’s able to pursue some of its objectives.
Evan Bayh
Everyone knows me by now. I love football. I am quite principled in that perspective. It is always difficult to find the perfect match, but I do feel this is the perfect match for me.
Robin Van Persie
Too often, complaint is not about principled objection on moral grounds, but opportunistic objection on grounds of self-interest. To rectify this, we need to work on mastering the art of complaint.
Julian Baggini
Being against other people’s policies eventually puts you in a downward spiral. It’s fine to be principled and oppose views that you don’t agree with, but you also have to have an alternative.
Jeb Bush
I believe that this is the key, the principle itself is the key to conservatism. Because in many ways if you do not have a principled base you do not have policy and if you do not have policy in many ways you do not have an ideology.
Jonathan Krohn
We all lose when bullying and personal attacks become a substitute for genuine conversation and principled disagreement.
Alicia Garza
The Tories have long since abdicated any pretension of principled global leadership.
Emily Thornberry
We need a principled foreign policy that consistently and resolutely stands up for freedom.
Erin O’Toole
My focus has always been: I can be an incredibly conservative, principled idea person, but that doesn’t mean I have to shout at people.
James Lankford
Having a Christian worldview shapes my decision-making with respect to all aspects of my life. I always respect people in public life who are principled, and those principles have to be connected to something. And my faith is what serves as the anchor and directs my actions.
John Thune