The proper place today, the only place which Massachusetts has provided for her freer and less despondent spirits, is in her prisons, to be put out and locked out of the State by her own act, as they have already put themselves out by their principles
There was thus no congeniality of principle
between the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation.
in devoting my whole life to the culture of my reason, and in making the greatest progress I was able in the knowledge of truth, on the principles
of the method which I had prescribed to myself.
But they seem not to have been apprised of the sentiments of that great man expressed in another part of his work, nor to have adverted to the consequences of the principle
to which they subscribe with such ready acquiescence.
But this does not change the principle
of the case.
Following, then, the order of nature, let us begin with the principles
which come first.
Can you not respect that principle
of loyalty which made the royalists give up country, friends, fortune, everything, rather than be false to their king?
This is the principle
expressed in Aristotle's account of political justice, the principle
of "tools to those who can use them.
He drew up lists of effective and fetching mannerisms, till out of many such, culled from many writers, he was able to induce the general principle
of mannerism, and, thus equipped, to cast about for new and original ones of his own, and to weigh and measure and appraise them properly.
DURING a shower of rain the Keeper of a Zoological garden observed a Man of Principle
crouching beneath the belly of the ostrich, which had drawn itself up to its full height to sleep.
We can understand these facts, on the well-known principle
of reversion to ancestral characters, if all the domestic breeds have descended from the rock-pigeon.
The meaning is, I believe, that in the human soul there is a better and also a worse principle
; and when the better has the worse under control, then a man is said to be master of himself; and this is a term of praise: but when, owing to evil education or association, the better principle
, which is also the smaller, is overwhelmed by the greater mass of the worse--in this case he is blamed and is called the slave of self and unprincipled.