Quotes by consequences
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British Labour Party politician 1952-
Failure in Afghanistan would have profound consequences for our national security. It would undermine the NATO alliance structure that has been the bedrock of Britain's defence for the last 60 years... I will not allow this to happen on my watch.
American writer 1932-
Feelings aroused by the touch of someone's hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith - all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.
American motivational speaker, writer and consultant 1933-
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Lois McMaster Bujold
American speculative fiction writer 1949-
His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently: when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.
Roman emperor 121-180
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Henry Louis Mencken
American journalist and critic 1880-1956
Hygiene is the corruption of medicine by morality. It is impossible to find a hygienist who does not debase his theory of the healthful with a theory of the virtuous. The true aim of medicine is not to make men virtuous; it is to safeguard and rescue them from the consequences of their vices.
American-Canadian novelist and screenwriter 1942-
I have learned that the consequences of our past actions are always interesting; I have learned to view the present with a forward-looking eye.Source: A prayer for Owen Meany (1989)
Benjamin N. Cardozo
American lawyer and jurist 1870-1938
If the nature of a thing is such that it is reasonably certain to place life and limb in peril when negligently made, it is then a thing of danger. Its nature gives warning of the consequences to be expected. If to the element of danger there is added knowledge that the thing will be used by persons other than the purchaser, and used without new tests, then, irrespective of contract, the manufacturer of this thing of danger is under a duty to make it carefully.Source: MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
French writer 1613-1680
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
If you are prepared to accept the consequences of your dreams then you must still regard America today with the same naive enthusiasm as the generations that discovered the New World.
American businessman, investor, blogger, and author 1966-
In life, everybody faces choices between doing what's popular, easy, and wrong vs. doing what's lonely, difficult, and right. These decisions intensify when you run a company, because the consequences get magnified 1,000 fold. As in life, the excuses for CEOs making the wrong choice are always plentiful.
Robert Green Ingersoll
American lawyer, a Civil War veteran and politician 1833-1899
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are only consequences.
English writer 1894-1963
Individual insanity is immune to the consequences of collective insanity.
English author 1847-1916
It is an enduring truth, which can never be altered, that every infraction of the Law of nature must carry its punitive consequences with it. We can never get beyond that range of cause and effect.
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
It is hard to have patience with people who say ''There is no death'' or ''Death doesn't matter.'' There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.
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