noun: a basic truth or law or assumption ("The principles of democracy")
noun: a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system ("The principle of the conservation of mass")
noun: a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct

“I will try to give an illustration of my First Cause. Wisdom is outside of everything. Opinion is in wisdom, for wisdom fills all space. Therefore, it being all wise, everything comes within itself. Opinion being in belief cannot be wisdom, for it is liable to change. Now man is in one or the other of these two elements, wisdom or opinion. Principles are wisdom reduced to science or practice. Laws are not principles but are based on opinions that can change and they belong to man's reasoning. Principles do not reason at all but are like rays of light. All the principles of wisdom that are understood are like the points of a compass and these we call cardinal principles. Now man divides the globe into four quarters and the filling up of the points of compass is to fill up the space, so that man knows more than the four points; so with wisdom. The principles are so many that it is impossible to understand only as we grow wise.” [Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, The First Cause]

See Also

Basic Principles
creativity as an anti-entropic principle
Father-Mother Principle
Father-Mother Principle part 2
Female Principle
Figure 14.07 - Love Principle: Two sympathetic waves expanding from two points have one coincident centering locus
Figure 7.8 - Gravity is the Life Sex and Power Principle
Heisenberg uncertainty principle
Male Principle
Mind Is the Principle of the Universe
multiplication principle
Pauli Exclusion Principle
Principle of Polarity
Principle of Regeneration
Principles of Acoustics
Sympathetic Vibratory Physics - The Basic Principles
The Universal One Principles
13.13 - Principle of Regeneration
13.14 - Principle of Reciprocity
13.15 - Principle of Proportion
14.02 - Three Six and Nine - The Principles of Creation
3.05 - Two Principles

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