Quotes for
the Journey:

Principle 2

It is not alone what we do,
but also what we do not do,
for which we are accountable.



Integrity is not a conditional word.  It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather.  It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a person who won't cheat, then you know you never will.       -John D. MacDonald

Give the best you have received from the past to the best that you may come to know in the future.  Accept life daily not as a cup to be drained but as a chalice to be filled with whatsoever things are honest, pure, lovely, and of good report.
   Making a living is best undertaken as a part of the more important business of making a life.  Every now and again take a good look at something not made of hands--a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world.       -Sidney Lovett
There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows.       -Frederick W. Farrar
We get so much in the habit of wearing a disguise before others that we eventually appear disguised before ourselves.       -Jim Bishop
Nature imitates herself.  A grain thrown into good ground brings forth fruit; a principle thrown into a good mind brings forth fruit.  Everything is created and conducted by the same master:  the root, the branch, the fruits--the principles, the consequences.     -Blaise Pascal

Science has taught us how to put the atom to work.  But to make it work for good instead of for evil lies in the domain dealing with the principles of human duty.       -Bernard M. Baruch
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation;  every possession a duty.       -John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
One thing is always wrong--always:  to cause suffering in others for the purpose of gratifying one's own pleasures; that is everlastingly wrong.        -Lafcadio Hearn
What does it profit you if you gain the whole world and lose your own soul?        -Jesus of Nazareth
Any business or industry that pays equal rewards to its goof-offs and its eager-beavers sooner or later will find itself with more goof-offs than eager-beavers.       -Mike Delaney
It says something about our times that we rarely use the word sinful,  except to describe a really good dessert.
-Willard D. Ferrell
Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under,  but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.       -Oliver Wendell Holmes

But warm, eager, living life--to be rooted in life--to learn, to desire to know, to feel, to think, to act. That is what I want. And nothing less. That is what I must try for.         -Katherine Mansfield
I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashion.        -Lillian Hellman
No person, for any considerable time, can wear one face to him or herself and another to the multitude without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.       -Nathaniel Hawthorne
Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages.  Just because the rains descend, and the winds blow, we cannot afford to build on shifting sands.       -Henry Ward Beecher
A fad lives its life in a few weeks; a philosophy lives through generations and centuries; a principle, forever.
-William G. Jordan


It is easier to produce ten volumes of philosophical writings than to put one principle into practice.     -Leo Tolstoy
They who float with the current, who do not guide themselves according to higher principles, who have no ideal, no convictions--such people are things moved, instead of living and moving beings--echoes, not voices.     -Henri Frederic Amiel
Principles are like seeds; they are little things which do much good, if the mind that receives them has the right attitudes.     -Seneca
Search for a rock, a principle, and having found it, get it under your feet and stand erect upon it, until at last, immovably fixed upon it, you succeed in defying the fury of the waves and storms of selfishness.     -James Allen
Let us, then, be what we are; speak what we think; and in all things keep ourselves loyal to truth.        -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Principles don't die.  They aren't here one day and gone the next.  They can't be destroyed by fire, earthquake or theft.  Principles are deep, fundamental truths, classic truths.     -Stephen R. Covey
There are principles which govern our life--they are the principles of Life.  If our life is lived according to these principles all is well, and harmony reigns in place of vexation and struggle.     -Henry T. Hamblin
If you focus on principles, you empower everyone who understands those principles to act without constant monitoring, evaluating, correcting, or controlling.     -Stephen R. Covey

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