principle

  

Definition

Elementary assumption, concept, doctrine, maxim, or proposition generally held to be fundamental or true for a body of knowledge, conduct, procedure, or system of reasoning, and used as a basis for prediction and action. See also principles.

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  • The store I usually shop at cheated me out of 25 cents and I know that's not a lot of money but I must have it corrected over principle alone.

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  • The unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness enshrined in the Declaration of Independence rest on the important principle that all men are created equal.

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  • Many philosophers have created imaginary, hypothetical societies based on what those philosophers consider to be the ideal principles necessary for a good society.

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Notable Quotes

  • Apple says: Plus It!
    "The folks at Apple have a mantra: "Plus it!" This is the idea that you don't settle for "good enough", but that you keep finding ways to make things better, because if you don't, your competition will. If you've ever used Apple products, you've seen the principle at work. Each generation of a product is better than the last."
    - Tom Murcko

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