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53 Principal Quotes And Sayings

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You must have been to your college and school, which no doubt makes us remember our best moments with classmates, teachers, and principal.

It might be bizarre, but these administrative people in our schools and colleges have helped us understand and motivated us to live in a better way. They might have given you hope and to trust the school authorities.

Teachers have helped with the content of education, while the school's principal has helped to promote the values of life and lead a successful life. As small kids, one has their ideal; similarly, you might even have your school principal as your idol or even might be the school teacher. You might look up reasons to continue with change or lead a prosperous life. The same way education, teachers, and principal heads have contributed their way. You may have felt fear in your teenage when engaging in different activities. But this is not similar for all the people around the world to experience the same educational values. Some would have been interested in life outside school, but a few of you might have been learning through the trust of these few administrative people and your parent's guidance and ethics. As in a church, you go to learn through the way of God and the Bible; similarly, in school, you have a different world to learn through education. You follow principles and ethics either through the way of God or the education system to follow societal norms. It is being said that you cannot make one lead a prosperous afterlife until you are on the path of leading a good life. Whether it be school authorities such as principals or the real-life principal you have to follow, all end up with the same conclusion point to become successful. A few principal quotes have been compiled about the principal you follow throughout your life and the college head or principal who might have served the role of an idol in your life.

Principal Quotes On Leadership

Here are some principal quotes on leadership that one can apply to their life.

"Theatre is the principal job of an actor. An actor's job is to tell a story to someone in a room. TV and film can be great and I really love doing them, but it is a different ways of telling a story. "

- Sylvester McCoy.

"Compassion is one of the principal things that make our lives meaningful. It is the source of all lasting happiness and joy."

- Dalai Lama.

"Principal Totty was one of those people who frown while they're speaking and then smile at the end of each sentence. It was weird. It was like there were two different people inside her brain."

- Ferguson Fartworthy.

"The custom of prefixing or appending to historical narratives an estimate of the character and personality of the principal agent is of doubtful advantage at the best of times - it either imparts a specious unity to the action or permits apology or condemnation on moral and emotional grounds."

- Ronald Syme.

"When I first started with 'Twilight,' I didn't have any experience. I didn't know what I was doing. So I was pretty intimidated by the editors and the publishers, and I felt like I was a kid in school with the principal telling me what to do! It was hard for me."

- Stephenie Meyer.

"The Art Student's War' is, at its core, a traditional American wartime love story. As such, it is timely and engrossing. By the end, all its principal characters 'have been to Hell and back."

- Floyd Skloot.

"What I call bankruptcy of inventiveness is often the result of a failure to set aside the resources necessary to let invention happen. The principal resource needed for invention is slack. When companies can't invent, it's usually because their people are too damn busy."

- Tom DeMarco.

"I've gone to prom multiple times, had fights with the principal, a relationship with my teacher. When people ask if I wish I had gone to high school, I tell them that I've acted all of that stuff out, and it just doesn't seem like fun."

- Britt Robertson.

"My husband was working as principal of an urban transformation high school - the kind of public charter school determined to do whatever it takes to give its mostly minority, low-income student body the education they need and deserve to be successful in life."

-Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

"The bold display of our unattractive parts is an effective substitute for beauty since it duplicates beauty's principal effects, namely the excitation of admiration, charm, and envy in the beholder, who is moved to wish that they too could carry their own defects with the same ease."

- Agona Apell.

"The basic principal of recursive design is to make the parts have the same power as the whole."

- Bob Barton.

College Principal Quotes

Here are some principal quotes on higher studies and life beyond.

"Believe it, my good friend, to love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in the world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues; and if I mistake not, you have as much of it as I ever met with in anybody."

- Anthony Collins.

"By learning to yield to the loving authority of his parents, a child learns to submit to other forms of authority which will confront him later in his life — his teachers, school principal, police, neighbors and employers."

- James Dobson.

"Our participation in the single market, and our ability to help set its rules is the principal reason for our membership of the EU. So it is a vital interest for us to protect the integrity and fairness of the single market for all its members."

- David Cameron.

“If the school principal is strong, motivated and a good manager who clearly outlines expectations for staff and students, then the school tends to make progress.”

- Lisa Gross

"All of which is to say: You do not need a permission slip from the principal's office to live a creative life. Or if you do worry that you need a permission slip - THERE, I just gave it to you."

- Elizabeth Gilbert.

"Suppose you feel you cannot accept some fact about yourself. Then own your refusal to accept. Own the block. Embrace it fully. And watch it begin to disappear. The principal is this: Begin where you are-accept that. Then change and growth become possible."

- Nathaniel Branden.

"I used to work at a school as a teacher's assistant, and my mom is a principal at an elementary school. I don't know, I think that's a pretty good life, teaching kids."

- Conor Oberst.

"In every case where I've seen a transformational school, there's a principal who really has the foundational experience of having taught successfully."

- Wendy Kopp.

"My grandmother was a teacher, my sister was a teacher, my daughter was a teacher and is now a superintendent in northern California, and my son-in-law is a high school principal. I am surrounded."

- Loni Anderson.

"I had to get good grades and do well in school - my mother was an assistant principal and my father was a teacher - and they took this very seriously."

- Roz Chast.

"A mother is neither cocky, nor proud, because she knows the school principal may call at any minute to report that her child had just driven a motorcycle through the gymnasium."

- Mary Kay Blakely.

"The schools play an important role when it comes down to protecting children against violence. Violence is one of the principal reasons why children don't go to school. It's also one of the causes of the alarming school dropout rates."

- Shakira.


(Principal is one who follows their hearts out to lead a successful life.)

Principal Quotes Of Appreciation

Here are some principal quotes that can help you appreciate the world and all it has to offer.

"If school principals have given up on the important things and are focusing on discipline, they are creating a certain, diluted reality. In an organization that functions properly, discipline should be a marginal issue."

- Itay Talgam.

"The principals in elegantly simple. We learn to love by being loved, we learn gentleness by being gentled, we learn to be graceful by experiencing the feeling of grace."

- Deane Juhan.

"It isn't making mistakes that's critical; it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task."

- Donald Rumsfeld.

"You can have great teachers, but if you don't have a good principal, you won't have a good school."

- Eli Broad.

"The best principals are not heroes; they are hero makers."

- Roland Barthes.

"The fact is, I was never too bright in school. I ain't ashamed of it, though. I mean, how much do school principals make a month?"

- Muhammad Ali.

"Our nation was founded on the principals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

-Leonard Boswell.

"Conversations I have had with school principals and students lead me to the same conclusion-that...there is an evil and growing habit of profanity and the use of foul and filthy language."

- Gordon B. Hinckley.

"Patriotism must be founded on great principals and supported by great virtue."

- Henry Bolingbroke.

"I've focused on making sure we have talented teachers and principals in our schools through proposals like the GREAT Teachers and Principals Act and the Presidential Teachers Corps."

- Michael Bennet.

"I've always been comfortable with people who run things, whether it was the principal of my high school or the president of the university."

- Stephen A. Schwarzman.

"I thought I would be a teacher; I think my eventual goal was to be the principal of my old high school."

- Tyler Labine.

"School leadership has been identified as another critical element of student success, and subsequently enough resources and training should be provided to our school principals and administrators to allow them to create a strong ecosystem in our schools and support teachers and parents as well."

- Shaheen Mistri.

"You can have great teachers, but if you don't have a good principal, you won't have a good school."

- Eli Broad.

"The senseless killing of 20 children and their teachers and principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School was not part of God's grand plan. It was a thwarting of God's plan. It was the misuse of human freedom."

- Adam Hamilton.

Inspirational Principal Quotes

Here are some more inspirational quotes on principals.

"It is just as necessary to forgive ourselves as it is to forgive others, and the principal reason why forgiveness seemed so difficult is because we have neglected to forgive ourselves."

- Christian D. Larson.

"There are two principal points of attention necessary for the preservation of this constant spirit of prayer which unites us with God; we must continually seek to cherish it, and we must avoid everything that tends to make us lose it."

- Francois Fenelon.

"In second grade, I told a bunch of kids there was a homeless person living between the portable classrooms outside our school. It caused panic, and the principal had to announce on the P.A. system that no one was living there. I pretended I didn't know who started the rumor."

- Alessia Cara.

"One of my principal concerns is the contradiction between appearance and reality - illusion and reality. I try to set up an expectation of sorts and then contradict it."

- Stuart Pearson Wright.

"The principal barrier to a general acceptance of the monist position is that it is counterintuitive."

- Michael Shermer.

"The principal problem I had during the five years I ran the Caisse - and I bet you that it will be the same problem for my successor - is the retention, recruitment and training of competent personnel."

- Henri Rousseau.

"It's all so surreal, and I'm living my dream. And you know, principal or not, I'm getting to dance all the roles that I've dreamed of doing."

- Misty Copeland.

"The mark of a mature man is not willing to die for a worthy cause, rather it's willing to live for one."

- J.D. Salinger.

"So who's the big red menace nowadays? Cuba. That's it? I'm sorry, but it's hard to whip up any us against them nationalist fervor about a country whose principal export is citizens who can swim."

- Dennis Miller.

"And besides; the problem of land, at its worst, is a bye one; distribute the earth as you will, the principal question remains inexorable, Who is to dig it? Which of us, in brief word, is to do the hard and dirty work for the rest, and for what pay?"

- John Ruskin.

"Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on."

- David Brin.

"War, we are told, shapes character; it resolves the major questions of international politics, consolidates nations, and indeed, constitutes the principal factor in the progress of civilization through its successive stages."

- Elie Ducommun.

"Sometimes you have to steer away from the crowd in order to be a better person. It's not always easy, that's for sure. But it's right. And sometimes doing the right thing feels good, even if it does end up in a trip to the principal's office."

- Simone Elkeles.

"Rather than have it the principal thing in my son's mind, I would gladly have him think that the sun went round the earth, and that the stars were so many spangles set in the bright blue firmament."

- Thomas Arnold.

"In the vast majority of cases, however, getting into trouble has nothing to do with one's self-esteem. It usually has much more to do with whatever is causing the trouble - a monster, a bus driver, a banana peel, killer bees, the school principal - than what you think of yourself."

- Lemony Snicket.

Written By
Joan Agie

<p>With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.</p>

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