Palmer has tried to conduct an examined life, to arrive at his own precepts and live by them.
Ye Mussulmans, if God chastiseth you for violating the five precepts, how hath he raised up the Franks who ridicule them?
There are precepts in it far nobler and loftier than can be found elsewhere.
I know into what an abyss I plunge myself; but, though prudence bids me conceal my passion, honor overpowers its precepts.
At the same time he claimed to be free from the precepts of the religious law.
But she was not backward to inquire what are the precepts of duty in her own particular case.
And how its promises rejoice our hearts, and its precepts direct our lives!
A revolt, though it be put down, enlightens slaves more on their power than a thousand years of precepts and examples.
These precepts are perfect throughout all ages and of universal application.
He is enclosed on all sides by a ring of precepts, which attribute luck or ill-luck to certain things or actions.
late 14c., from Old French percept, percet (12c.), from Latin praeceptum "maxim, rule of conduct, order," noun use of neuter past participle of praecipere "give rules to, order, advise," literally "take beforehand," from prae "before" (see pre-) + capere (past participle captus) "to take" (see capable). For change of vowel, see biennial.