The above quotes looks fancy to say, but its not that easy to stand like a rock when it comes to principles. When the incentives are high, let it be positive or negative, people could get easily tempted to compromise or give up.
When Hashim Amla was offered to play for South African cricket team, a dream for any sports man, he stood for his principle. He requested the alcohol logos to be removed from all his playing gears and he is successful so far*.
The point here is not about what his principle is,but the courage to speak up and stand for the principle. His stance is quite impressive and appreciable.
Just in case if he happens to be at crossroads in the future,where he has to give up one of them, it would be interesting to see his stance.
Next time when you see Amla playing cricket, you might understand why his t-shirt alone is different from rest of his team mates.