Quotes: consequences

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  • Norman Cousins
    Norman Cousins
    American Editor, Humanitarian, Author 1915-1990
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    A human being fashions his consequences as surely as he fashions his goods or his dwelling his goods or his dwelling. Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences.
  • Isadora Duncan
    Isadora Duncan
    American Dancer 1878-1927
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    Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
  • Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    German Statesman, Philologist 1767-1835
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    However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    It will generally be found that men who are constantly lamenting their ill luck are only reaping the consequences of their own neglect, mismanagement, and improvidence, or want of application.
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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    A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers - and this is the basis of all human morality.
  • Sri Swami Sivananda
    Sri Swami Sivananda
    Indian arts 1887-
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    A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    American sociologist 1916-1962
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    A society in which all men and women would become people of substantive reason, whose independent reasoning would have structural consequences for their societies, its history and thus for their own life fates.
    Source: The Sociological Imagination (1959)
  • Andrew Denton
    Andrew Denton
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    Absolute faith can blind you to the consequences of the actions you allow. It can tell you it's okay to drop bombs on another country, or that it's okay to hate a group of people such as homosexuals.
  • Les Brown
    Les Brown
    American motivational speaker, author and radio DJ 1945-
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    Accept the consequences of your actions in order to become the agent of your mental, physical, spiritual and material success.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
  • Brendan Gleeson
    Brendan Gleeson
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    Actors will always tell you it's more fun playing bad guys. A lot of the time, it's criminals who are the people who don't care. There's something extraordinarily seductive about the guy who doesn't care, and to play that guy is terribly empowering, because you don't have to worry about the consequences of your actions.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide. Or murder.
  • Brad Feld
    Brad Feld
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    As a teenager, my dad taught me about the idea of unintended consequences, and I've had the experience, and how to deal with it, pounded into my soul over the years.
  • Barry Unsworth
    Barry Unsworth
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    As I wrote I began to see more strongly that there were inescapable analogies. You couldn't really live through the '80s without feeling how crass and distasteful some of the economic doctrines were. The slave trade is a perfect model for that kind of total devotion to the profit motive without reckoning the human consequences.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the best chance for such consequences.
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