Quotes and Sayings about Expediency



"The Republicans have put together serious detailed counter-proposals when we have objected to this administration's agenda. And so, I want to tell the President and remind him again, we're not voting no for political expediency. We've got our principles, and we're going to stand up and defend those."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Expediency, President, Principles, Republicans, Voting, Want)

"Party honesty is party expediency."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Honesty, Expediency, Party)

"The law is simply expediency wearing a long white dress."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Dress, Expediency, Law)

"Religion and political expediency go beautifully hand in hand."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Religion, Expediency)

"Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow."
- Roy Hattersley
(Related: Morality, Expediency)

"The most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Expediency)

"But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility."
- Erwin Rommel
(Related: Courage, Expediency, Military, Stupidity)

"Do not let arguments of expediency persuade you. That is the slow road to oblivion. That is the tortured path to undoing step by step, bit by bit, as the river creates a canyon, the way of life that we love."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Life, Love, Arguments, Expediency, Road)

"More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Compromise, Ethics, Expediency)

"Custom adapts itself to expediency."
- Tacitus
(Related: Custom, Expediency)

"The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Truth, Consistency, Expediency)

"When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Truth, Virtue, Beginning, Benevolence, Disorder, Expediency, Right, Shadow)