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He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.
Chinese civilisation is so systematic that wild animals have been abolished on principle.
Though a great scholar, he's a democrat,
If not at heart, at least on principle.
On principle I dislike an oath which requires a man to swear he has not done wrong. It rejects the Christian principle of forgiven ...
All human actions are equivalent ... and ... all are on principle doomed to failure.
There is nothing so bad or so good that you will not find Englishmen doing it; but you will never find an Englishman in the wrong. ...
I am a democrat only on principle, not by instinct--nobody is that. Doubtless some people say they are, but this world is grievous ...
I have stopped smoking now and then, for a few months at a time, but it was not on principle, it was only to show off; it was to p ...
Friendship is a serious affection; the most sublime of all affections, because it is founded on principle, and cemented by time. T ...
... so large a portion of those who hold much capital, instead of using their various advantages for the greatest good of those ar ...
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