We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
Damn your principles! Stick to your party.
My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.
But this principle of race is unfortunately one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist; because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance.
I entirely differ with the Government as to the value of precedents. In this case, as in others, precedents are not mere dusty phrases, which do not substantially affect the question before us. A precedent embalms a principle.
Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Free trade is not a principle; it is an expedient.
Protection is not a principle, but an expedient.