It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
If there be one principle more deeply rooted than any other in the mind of every American, it is, that we should have nothing to do with conquest
The best principles of our republic secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of rights.
Conquest is not in our principles; it is inconsistent with our government
Force is the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.
The two principles on which our conduct towards the Indians should be founded, are justice and fear. After the injuries we have done them, they cannot love us.
My principle is to do whatever is right, and leave the consequences to Him who has the disposal of them
Our principles are founded on the immovable basis of equal right and reason.
Lay down true principles and adhere to them inflexibly. Do not be frightened into their surrender by the alarms of the timid, or the croakings of wealth against the ascendency of the people.
Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.
The State legislatures should be immediately urged to relinquish the right of establishing banks of discount. Most of them will comply, on patriotic principles, under the convictions of the moment; and the non-complying may be crowded into concurrence by legitimate devices.
Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle. We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.