abstract principle

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  • Their place is filled by abstract principles, by religion and race. Cited from Jewish History, by S. M. Dubnow
  • She went upon the stand troubled with no abstract principles in regard to the administration of justice. Cited from The Bread-winners, by John Hay
  • There is in it no bill of rights, and it makes no mention of abstract principles. Cited from The Governments of Europe, by Frederic Austin Ogg
  • He was away up in abstract principles; he generally is. Cited from The Imperialist, by Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • They could not understand how Government could be conducted in the absence of abstract principles exactly laid down. Cited from Before the War, by Viscount Richard Burton Haldane
  • But his work was oriented to people rather than abstract principles.
  • To fight the battle on the bare ground of abstract principles, will fail to give us complete victory. Cited from Autographs for Freedom, Volume 2 (of 2) (1854), by Various
  • So that they are not acting thus for the sake of the abstract principle of the state. Cited from Kingdom of God is within you, by Leo Tolstoy
  • What is true is that, until I knew her, the opinion was in my mind little more than an abstract principle. Cited from Autobiography, by John Stuart Mill
  • And the abstract principles of ethical philosophy cannot hope for any better fate. Cited from George Washington's Rules of Civility, by Moncure D. Conway
  • When reduced to abstract principle, the subject comes to this. Cited from Lombard Street, by Walter Bagehot
  • Liberals often allow themselves to be led by abstract principles while they ignore specific fact.
  • To interest the public in a distant country or an abstract principle, the novel is the most effective literary means. Cited from A History of English Prose Fiction, by Bayard Tuckerman
  • She felt that she had struck against something as dry and cold and impersonal as an abstract principle. Cited from One Man in His Time, by Ellen Glasgow
  • Abstract principle must always give way to concrete fact. Cited from Youth Challenges, by Clarence B Kelland
  • For this reason, nearly all abstract principles can be seen by the single mind more clearly than they can be expressed by words to another. Cited from Essay on the Trial By Jury, by Lysander Spooner
  • One moment of true insight was worth more than all her theorising on abstract principles. Cited from Demos, by George Gissing
  • We can learn the full character of the good or evil of any abstract principle only by seeing its practical workings. Cited from History of Rationalism, by John F. Hurst
  • He applied abstract principles to strikingly practical cases, and his approach proved influential.
  • He will not allow men to defend themselves by an appeal to one-sided or abstract principles. Cited from Sophist, by Plato [More of Socrates]
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