Quotes and Sayings about Causes
"The same characters that keep reappearing, bigger than life, find their own integrity in doing what they do the way they do it, even if it causes their own deaths."
- Robert Aldrich
(Related: Life, Causes, Integrity)
"In some causes silence is dangerous."
- Saint Ambrose
(Related: Causes, Silence)
"It was hard to figure out what were the good causes, the bad causes, even the good politics and the bad politics. So we started taking requests and figuring it out."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Politics, Causes)
"Wise men argue causes; fools decide them."
(Related: Men, Causes, Fools)
"Evil events from evil causes spring."
(Related: Causes, Events, Evil, Spring)
"All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire."
(Related: Nature, Habit, Actions, Chance, Desire, Passion, Reason)
"In larger things we are convivial; what causes trouble is the trivial."
- Richard Armour
(Related: Causes, Trouble)
"It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world. It's the things people know that ain't so."
- Edwin Armstrong
(Related: People, Causes, Ignorance, Trouble, World)
"I could never accept findings based almost exclusively on mathematics. It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world. It's the things people know that ain't so."
- Edwin Armstrong
(Related: People, Causes, Ignorance, Mathematics, Trouble, World)
"Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!"
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Home, Beliefs, Causes, Names)
"So long as we have failed to eliminate any of the causes of human despair, we do not have the right to try to eliminate those means by which man tries to cleanse himself of despair."
- Antonin Artaud
(Related: Causes, Despair, Man, Right)
"How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Anger, Causes, Consequences)
"Now it is established in the sciences that no knowledge is acquired save through the study of its causes and beginnings, if it has had causes and beginnings; nor completed except by knowledge of its accidents and accompanying essentials."
(Related: Knowledge, Accidents, Beginnings, Causes, Study)
"The knowledge of anything, since all things have causes, is not acquired or complete unless it is known by its causes."
(Related: Knowledge, Causes)
"Therefore in medicine we ought to know the causes of sickness and health."
(Related: Health, Causes, Medicine, Sickness)
"The main reason for the failure of the modern medical science is that it is dealing with results and not causes. Nothing more than the patching up of those attacked and the burying of those who are slain, without a thought being given to the real strong hold."
- Edward Bach
(Related: Medical, Science, Thought, Failure, Being, Causes, Nothing, Reason, Results)
"The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Art, History, Causes, Light, Rest, Shadow)
"It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Causes, Trouble)
"Privatization came on slowly. When something very big happens, like privatization, historians and economists like to think you must have had very big causes. That is not how it happened."
- Kenneth Baker
(Related: Causes, Historians)
"A strong economy causes an increase in the demand for housing; the increased demand for housing drives real-estate prices and rentals through the roof. And then affordable housing becomes completely inaccessible."
- William Baldwin
(Related: Causes, Economy)
"Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Causes, Class, Force, Physics)
"Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble."
- John Barrymore
(Related: Time, Causes, Trouble)
"By irreducibly complex I mean a single system composed of several well-matched, interacting parts that contribute to the basic function, wherein the removal of any one of the parts causes the system to effectively cease functioning."
- Michael Behe
"When one guy undermines the other, it only causes trouble, and the team isn't successful. It's very important for both of us to accept our role and help the team. One guy can get hot, and if that's Alex, I'll support him and help any way I can."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: Successful, Causes, Help, Support, Trouble)
"In teaching man, experimental science results in lessening his pride more and more by proving to him every day that primary causes, like the objective reality of things, will be hidden from him forever and that he can only know relations."
- Claude Bernard
(Related: Science, Causes, Day, Man, Pride, Reality, Results, Teaching, Will)
"And religion causes most of the problems, war, and economics of course, and study your history or you're going to repeat it; and if you're burning a Harry Potter book you need some serious counseling, you don't get it, you're missing the whole point."
- Michael Berryman
(Related: History, Religion, War, Causes, Economics, Problems, Study)
"The United Nations charter gives every nation the right to self defence, therefore when the American embassies were bombed it was a matter of time before the Americans responded by going for what they suspected were the causes of the attack."
- Benazir Bhutto
(Related: Time, American, Americans, Causes, Nation, Nations, Right, Self, United)
"Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Causes, Crime, Law, Order, Party, Today)
"If I were to sum up the negative reactions to my work, I think there are two primary causes: one is that if there is discourse about anxiety it is necessarily going to induce anxiety. It will represent a return of the repressed for a great many people."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Work, People, Negative, Anxiety, Will)
"It is our task to inquire into the causes that have brought about the observed differentiation, and to investigate the sequence of events that have led to the establishment of the multifarious forms of human life."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Life, Causes, Events)
"A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Thoughts, Causes, Events, Results)
"The death tax is one of the leading causes of the dissolution of small businesses."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Death, Causes, Tax, Leading)
"I think the best president - because he changed the whole mood of the country, the whole economy of the country, and stood up to Communism... that was continuing its causes around the world, and backed them off and caused them to collapse - and that was Ronald Reagan."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Causes, Communism, Country, Economy, President, World)
"In the order of literature, as in others, there is no act that is not the coronation of an infinite series of causes and the source of an infinite series of effects."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Act, Causes, Infinite, Literature, Order)
"This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation. This is what makes it so frightening. This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion. They don't want to confront this horror. So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate."
- David Brooks
(Related: Death, Causes, Hate, Horror, Negotiation, Reason, Want)
"Black people must address itself to the causes of poverty. That's oppression in this country."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: People, Causes, Country, Oppression, Poverty)
"Today osteoporosis affects more than 75 million people in the United States, Europe and Japan and causes more than 2.3 million fractures in the USA and Europe alone."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: People, Causes, Europe, states, Today, United)
"Bipartisanship helps to avoid extremes and imbalances. It causes compromises and accommodations. So let's cooperate."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Causes, Extremes)
"The final causes, then, of compassion are to prevent and to relieve misery."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Causes, Compassion, Misery)
"In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes."
- Julius Caesar
(Related: War, Causes, Events, Importance, Result)
"It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Being, Causes, Class, Luxury, Middle class)
"I am bound to add that the excess in too little has ever proved in me more dangerous than the excess in too much; the last may cause indigestion, but the first causes death."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Death, Cause, Causes, Excess, First, Indigestion, May)
"Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight."
- Johnny Cash
(Related: People, Causes, Fight, Trouble)
"I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: War, Capitalism, Causes, Competition, Hypocrisy)
"I have long been active in and supportive of conservation and historical preservation causes."
- Jack L. Chalker
(Related: Causes, Conservation)
"We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will."
- Neville Chamberlain
(Related: Power, War, Causes, Collaboration, Spirit, Trying, Will)
"As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family."
(Related: Family, Son, Causes)
"It is better to die than to preserve this life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life causes but a moment's grief, but disgrace brings grief every day of one's life."
(Related: Life, Causes, Day, Disgrace, Grief, Loss)
"All ideas come about through some sort of observation. It sparks an attitude; some object or emotion causes a reaction in the other person."
- Graham Chapman
(Related: Ideas, Attitude, Causes, Emotion, Observation)
"I've auctioned off many scripts and will continue to do so for good causes."
- Claudia Christian
(Related: Causes, Will)
"In the writing of memoirs, as in the production of shows, too much caution causes the audience to nod and think of other channels."
- Gerald Clarke
(Related: Causes, Caution, Production, Writing)
"I look forward to working with our leadership team to advance the causes of smaller government, lower taxes, eliminating terrorism, and providing affordable health care, among other issues."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Health, Leadership, Government, Care, Causes, Taxes, Terrorism)
"Every general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy, attributable to the same causes as the freedom."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Causes, Freedom)
"I think that climatic changes have a natural causes according many geological data... I am very glad to sign the U.S. Senate's report of scientists against the theory of man-made global warming."
- Uberto Crescenti
(Related: Causes, Global warming, Man, Scientists, Senate, Theory)
"I guess lyrically they're similar because they're talking about escaping the kind of misery that likes company. 'The Last One Alive,' for me, is very simple. It's just about alienation, really, that causes anger."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Anger, Alienation, Causes, Company, Misery, Talking)
"Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Causes, Fighting, Worth)
"As an Independent, she has no party backing... Her being the first Independent president trumps the fact that she's a woman. It causes even more upheaval in Washington than her being female."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Being, Causes, Fact, First, Party, President, Washington, Woman)
"I don't know if people understand that there are different ways to raise money for great causes."
- Rick Dees
(Related: Money, People, Causes)
"The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: Control, Birth control, Causes, Evolution, Kids, Mothers, Parents, Schools, Teaching, Violence, Youth)
"Technology causes problems as well as solves problems. Nobody has figured out a way to ensure that, as of tomorrow, technology won't create problems. Technology simply means increased power, which is why we have the global problems we face today."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Technology, Power, Causes, Problems, Today, Tomorrow)
"It's important to be active in the causes that are important to you... That's how we make changes in this world."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Causes, World)
"A knowledge of the forces that rule society, of the causes that have produced its upheavals, and of society's resources for promoting healthy progress has become of vital concern to our civilization."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Society, Civilization, Knowledge, Progress, Causes, Concern)
"Smoking is the now the principal avoidable cause of premature death in Britain. It hits the worst off people hardest of all. Smoking is one of the principal causes of the health gap which leads to poorer people being ill more often and dying sooner."
- Frank Dobson
(Related: Death, Health, People, Being, Cause, Causes, Dying, Now, Smoking)
"Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague."
- Norman Douglas
(Related: Happiness, Body, Causes, First, Nothing)
"The association promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects. Yet it is an association for as noble a purpose as any involved in any prior decisions."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Life, Purpose, Causes, Decisions, Harmony, Living, Loyalty, Projects)
"The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Causes, Rebellion)
"Having played an angel for so long, you can imagine that I've been asked to endorse any number of causes over the years. Obviously I have to limit my participation with any charity, so I decided to really concentrate on my love of children."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Love, Causes, Charity, Children, Participation, Years)
"Each victim of suicide gives his act a personal stamp which expresses his temperament, the special conditions in which he is involved, and which, consequently, cannot be explained by the social and general causes of the phenomenon."
- Emile Durkheim
(Related: Act, Causes, Suicide, Temperament)
"Outsourcing and globalization of manufacturing allows companies to reduce costs, benefits consumers with lower cost goods and services, causes economic expansion that reduces unemployment, and increases productivity and job creation."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Benefits, Causes, Creation, Globalization, Job, Manufacturing, Productivity, Unemployment)
"A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Knowledge, Character, Causes, Importance, Passion)
"There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: God, Religion, Causes, World)
"But as for activism, my parents did what they could, given the constraints, but were never involved in the causes I think of when I think of activists."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Activism, Causes, Parents)
"All causes are essentially mental, and whosoever comes into daily contact with a high order of thinking must take on some of it."
- Charles Fillmore
(Related: Causes, Order, Thinking)
"When you look at the startling ruins of Nuremberg, you are looking at a result of the war. When you look at the prisoners on view in the courthouse, you are looking at 22 of the causes."
- Janet Flanner
(Related: War, Causes, Result)
"Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: History, Causes, Ignorance, Slander)
"I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Idea, Friend, Hope, Causes, Country, Hate)
"But nothing in India is identifiable, the mere asking of a question causes it to disappear or to merge in something else."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Causes, Nothing, Question)
"Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Causes, Writers)
"The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Love, Power, Behavior, Causes, Desire, Fascism)
"You may count on Mexico's support, since your commitment to the noblest causes of mankind and your vast experience are and will be invaluable in enabling us, together, to achieve a better world."
- Vicente Fox
(Related: Experience, Causes, Commitment, Mankind, May, Support, Will, World)
"In times of war, it is often best to look to our history to see how past generations of Americans dealt with the loss of their countrymen in just causes."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: History, War, Americans, Causes, Generations, Loss, Past)
"It is still just unbelievable to us that diarrhea is one of the leading causes of child deaths in the world."
- Melinda Gates
(Related: Causes, Leading, World)
"In the discovery of secret things and in the investigation of hidden causes, stronger reasons are obtained from sure experiments and demonstrated arguments than from probable conjectures and the opinions of philosophical speculators of the common sort."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Arguments, Causes, Discovery, Investigation, Opinions)
"Waste no time with revolutions that do not remove the causes of your complaints but simply change the faces of those in charge."
- Francesco Guicciardini
(Related: Change, Time, Causes, Complaints, Faces, Waste)
"So I set out to study the oxidation system in the potato, which, if damaged, causes the plant to turn brown. I did this in the hope of discovering, through these studies, the key to the understanding of adrenal function."
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Related: Hope, Causes, Key, Study, Understanding)
"Chronic Lyme causes arthritis, heart problems, stroke - even death."
- Daryl Hall
(Related: Death, Heart, Causes, Problems)
"Words are potent weapons for all causes, good or bad."
- Manly Hall
(Related: Causes, Weapons, Words)
"It is truly a privilege to be able to support all women's causes on a global level. It is remarkable that something as simple as television can empower us to create change and awareness in the world."
- Teri Hatcher
(Related: Change, Women, Awareness, Causes, Privilege, Remarkable, Support, Television, World)
"It can hardly be denied that such a demand quite arbitrarily limits the facts which are to be admitted as possible causes of the events which occur in the real world."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Causes, Events, Facts, Limits, World)
"Attention is the way social primates measure status. It is highly rewarding because it causes the release of brain chemicals such as dopamine and endorphins."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Attention, Causes, Measure)
"I got a feeling about political correctness. I hate it. It causes us to lie silently instead of saying what we think."
- Hal Holbrook
(Related: Lie, Causes, Feeling, Hate, Saying)
"Understanding reduces the greatest to simplicity, and lack of its causes the least to take on the magnitude."
- Raymond Holliwell
(Related: Causes, Simplicity, Understanding)
"All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble."
- Raymond Hull
(Related: Causes, Living, Trouble)
"It's good for people to believe in causes larger than themselves."
- Michael Ignatieff
(Related: People, Causes)
"The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, that is, which causes suffering but not sickness."
- Saint Ignatius
(Related: Causes, Pain, Sickness, Suffering)
"Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well."
- Eugene Ionesco
(Related: Beauty, Death, Causes, Eternity)
"Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes? The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time to is the creation and performance of music itself."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Music, Time, Performance, Cause, Causes, Creation, Musicians)
"To be reserved, secretive, with a passionate violence that causes suffering."
- Gwen John
(Related: Causes, Suffering, Violence)
"Although I insist that God has always had the power to intervene directly in nature to create new forms, I am willing to be per-suaded that He chose not to do so and instead employed secondary natural causes like random mutation and natural selection."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Nature, Power, God, Causes)
"The working classes were becoming more and more sharply aware of the complex causes of international malaise."
- Leon Jouhaux
"Let us not suffer from a national amnesia that causes us to forget who and what we are."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Causes, Forget)
"Leaders must pick causes they won't abandon easily, remain committed despite setbacks, and communicate their big ideas over and over again in every encounter."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Ideas, Causes, Leaders)
"It is development, not poverty, that causes upheaval and terrorism."
- Robert D. Kaplan
(Related: Development, Causes, Poverty, Terrorism)
"The death tax causes one-third of all family-owned small businesses to liquidate after the death of the owner. It is also an unfair tax because the assets have already been taxed once at their income level."
- Ric Keller
(Related: Death, Family, Causes, Tax, Income)
"Perhaps, when we examine the causes of many social changes and political upheavals, we will find the marks of its presence and its principal ideals."
- Ali Hoseini Khamenei
(Related: Causes, Ideals, Will)
"The vote, cast in a free atmosphere and with all inclinations and parties at present, was after all a vote to the Islamic Republic, to national independence, to the Constitution and to the Islamic causes."
- Ayatollah Khamenei
(Related: Causes, Constitution, Independence, Present, Vote)
"It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics."
- Fletcher Knebel
(Related: Causes, Doubt, Leading, Now, Smoking, Statistics)
"Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics."
- Fletcher Knebel
(Related: Causes, Leading, Smoking, Statistics)
"Roughly speaking, this hypothesis asks whether drug use causes some of the diseases officially associated with AIDS, such as immunodeficiency and Kaposi's sarcoma."
- Serge Lang
"So we gravitated to shows and issues and causes that made people care."
- Norman Lear
(Related: People, Care, Causes)
"There is no medical proof that television causes brain damage - at least from over five feet away. In fact, TV is probably the least physically harmful of all the narcotics known to man."
- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
(Related: Medical, Causes, Fact, Feet, Man, Proof, Television)
"Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Causes, Despair, Evil, Struggle)
"The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion."
- Doris Lessing
(Related: Change, People, Body, Causes, Confusion, Old, Years)
"I have been able to travel all over the country and see many places that I probably never would have visited. I have also participated in many charity events for worthy causes."
- Rob Mariano
(Related: Travel, Causes, Charity, Country, Events)
"It is common knowledge that smoking is considered one of the nation's leading causes of preventable death, but it's less widely known that cigarettes are also the leading cause of fatal fires."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Death, Knowledge, Cause, Causes, Leading, Nation, Smoking)
"Some of the immediate causes of Jack Abramoff's troubles were some Indian elections that went bad for him."
- Joshua Micah Marshall
(Related: Causes, Elections)
"We're one of the forces that causes actors to fasten seat belts before they take off chasing the bad guy in the car... or removes some of the cigarette smoking on television."
- Gerald McRaney
(Related: Car, Actors, Causes, Smoking, Television)
"I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now."
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Happiness, Success, Causes, Desire, Fact, Nothing, Now, Order, Trouble, Wrong)
"We've got to stop focusing solely on the symptoms of crime, and start caring about the causes as well."
- Carrie P. Meek
(Related: Caring, Causes, Crime)
"It is the function of science to discover the existence of a general reign of order in nature and to find the causes governing this order. And this refers in equal measure to the relations of man - social and political - and to the entire universe as a whole."
- Dmitri Mendeleev
(Related: Nature, Science, Causes, Existence, Man, Measure, Order, Universe)
"Psychiatry causes so much death."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Death, Causes, Psychiatry)
"The only lesson to extract from any civil war is that it's pointless and futile and ugly, and that there is nothing glamorous or heroic about it. There are heroes, but the causes are never heroic."
- Anthony Minghella
(Related: War, Causes, Heroes, Nothing, Ugly)
"Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics."
- Liza Minnelli
(Related: Causes, Leading, Smoking, Statistics)
"Girls marry for love. Boys marry because of a chronic irritation that causes them to gravitate in the direction of objects with certain curvilinear properties."
- Ashley Montague
(Related: Love, Boys, Causes, Direction, Girls)
"The silent majority distrusts people who believe in causes."
- Brian Moore
(Related: People, Causes, Majority)
"So I have cultivated the vast garden of human experience which is history, without troubling myself overmuch about laws, essential first causes, or how it is all coming out."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Experience, History, Causes, First, Garden, Laws)
"The essential attribute of a new sense is, not the perception of external objects or influences which ordinarily do not act upon the senses, but that external causes should excite in it a new and peculiar kind of sensation different from all the sensations of our five senses."
- Johannes P. Muller
(Related: Perception, Act, Causes, Sensations, Sense, Senses)
"You have to spend your political capital on great causes for your country."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Causes, Country)
"You accumulate political capital to spend it on noble causes for Canada. If you're afraid to spend your capital, you shouldn't be there."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Canada, Causes)
"If we follow the traditional way of thought, there will always be traditional enemies. Extremist circles from both sides will find causes to give rise to problems."
- Fatos Nano
(Related: Thought, Causes, Enemies, Problems, Will)
"Great causes and little men go ill together."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Men, Causes)
"I'm involved with Recording Artists and Actors Against Drunk Driving. I'm also involved with most children's causes, because children can't help the environment they're in."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Actors, Artists, Causes, Children, Driving, Environment, Help)
"We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances."
- Isaac Newton
"Before the effect one believes in different causes than one does after the effect."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Causes, Effect)
"Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Power, Being, Blame, Causes, Conscience, Judgment, Praise, Reason)
"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Love, Power, Society, People, Alcohol, Causes, Drugs, Greed, Ignorance, Stupidity)
"After hearing the evidence, I will record a verdict of natural causes."
- John Owen
(Related: Causes, Hearing, Will)
"Grief causes suffering and disease."
- Daniel D. Palmer
(Related: Causes, Disease, Grief, Suffering)
"A mortal lives not through that breath that flows in and that flows out. The source of his life is another and this causes the breath to flow."
- Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus
(Related: Life, Causes)
"Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Actions, Causes, Desire, Force)
"Concupiscence and force are the source of all our actions; concupiscence causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Actions, Causes, Force)
"Especially when you deal with comedy, you have got to be really honest because it's the honesty and the spontaneity that causes people to chuckle, that catches people."
- Austin Peck
(Related: People, Honesty, Causes, Comedy, Spontaneity)
"We know a great deal more about the causes of physical disease than we do about the causes of physical health."
- M. Scott Peck
(Related: Health, Causes, Disease)
"Causes of Civil War are also, that the Wealth of the Nation is in too few mens hands, and that no certain means are provided to keep all men from a necessity either to beg, or steal, or be Souldiers."
- William Petty
(Related: Men, War, Wealth, Causes, Nation, Necessity)
"The self thus becomes aware of itself, at least in its practical action, and discovers itself as a cause among other causes and as an object subject to the same laws as other objects."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Action, Cause, Causes, Laws, Self)
"The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction."
(Related: Causes, Direction)
"Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments."
(Related: Change, Causes, Direction, Excess, Seasons)
"A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Nature, God, Causes, Fate, Nothing, Providence)
"All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest."
- Beatrix Potter
(Related: Power, Religion, Causes, Mind, Rest)
"The kind of event on a conveyor belt that causes a fire occurs in a variety of industrial environments, not uniquely in coal environments."
- Richard Price
(Related: Causes, Fire, Variety)
"Lightly armed nations can move toward war just as easily as those which are armed to the teeth, and they will do so if the usual causes of war are not removed."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: War, Causes, Nations, Will)
"A cold in the head causes less suffering than an idea."
- Jules Renard
(Related: Idea, Causes, Suffering)
"My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Life, Success, People, Causes, Pain, Pleasure)
"Conceit causes more conversation than wit."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Causes, Conceit, Conversation, Wit)
"To deal with the true causes of war one must begin by recognizing as of prime relevancy to the solution of the problem the familiar fact that civilization is a partial, incomplete, and, to a great extent, superficial modification of barbarism."
- Elihu Root
(Related: War, Civilization, Causes, Fact, Solution)
"The methods of peace propaganda which aim at establishing peace doctrine by argument and by creating a feeling favorable to peace in general seem to fall short of reaching the springs of human action and of dealing with the causes of the conduct which they seek to modify."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Peace, Action, Argument, Causes, Doctrine, Feeling, Propaganda)
"The conscience of an artist worthy of the name is like an incurable disease which causes him endless torment but occasionally fills him with silent joy."
- Georges Rouault
(Related: Artist, Causes, Conscience, Disease, Joy, Name)
"The body politic, as well as the human body, begins to die as soon as it is born, and carries itself the causes of its destruction."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Body, Causes, Destruction)
"I wish I had the billions of dollars that George Soros has that he has used to fund Democratic causes in the past."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Causes, Past)
"Are we interested in treating the symptoms of poverty and economic stagnation through income redistribution and class warfare, or do we want to go at the root causes of poverty and economic stagnation by promoting pro-growth policies that promote prosperity?"
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Causes, Class, Income, Poverty, Prosperity, Want)
"Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Causes, Kindness, Mistrust, Sun)
"But Gulf War Syndrome is not one cause, not one illness. It is many causes, many illnesses."
- Christopher Shays
(Related: War, Cause, Causes, Illness)
"The problem is going to be finding the right words and implementing it in a way that is really dealing with people that are inciting and not preventing honest discussion of the underlying causes of this horrendous political situation the world is in now."
- Clare Short
(Related: People, Causes, Now, Right, Words, World)
"Every relationship between persons causes a picture of each to take form in the mind of the other, and this picture evidently is in reciprocal relationship with that personal relationship."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Causes, Mind)
"I continue to believe that the American people have a love-hate relationship with inflation. They hate inflation but love everything that causes it."
- William E. Simon
(Related: Love, People, American, Causes, Hate, Inflation)
"One of the basic causes for all the trouble in the world today is that people talk too much and think too little. They act impulsively without thinking."
- Margaret Chase Smith
(Related: People, Act, Causes, Talk, Thinking, Today, Trouble, World)
"I think it's the business part of the word show business that causes me the most concern."
- Brent Spiner
(Related: Business, Causes, Concern, Word)
"Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which can be foreseen and known: but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us."
- Freya Stark
(Related: Fear, Causes, Debt, Hunger, Pain, Sorrow)
"Ever since I became a Muslim, I've had to deal with attempts to damage my reputation and countless insinuations seeking to cast doubt on my character and trying to connect me to causes which I do not subscribe to."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Character, Muslim, Causes, Doubt, Reputation, Trying)
"The increasing importance of Sydney must in some measure be attributed to the flourishing condition of the colony itself, to the industry of its farmers, to the successful enterprise of its merchants, and to particular local causes."
- Charles Sturt
(Related: Successful, Causes, Importance, Measure)
"I believe there is no doctrine more dangerous to the Church today than to convey the impression that a revival is something peculiar in itself and cannot be judged by the same rules of causes and effect as other things."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Impression, Church, Causes, Doctrine, Effect, Rules, Today)
"A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today!"
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Men, Women, Church, Causes, Conviction, Devil, First, Sin)
"Women have had the vote for over forty years and their organizations lobby in Washington for all sorts of causes; why, why, why don't they take up their own causes and obvious needs?"
- Dorothy Thompson
(Related: Women, Causes, Needs, Obvious, Vote, Washington, Years)
"There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth, the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings."
- Dorothy Thompson
(Related: Truth, Fear, Causes, Nothing)
"As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past changes in the present invariable order of society."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Society, Causes, May, Order, Past, Present)
"Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger."
(Related: Anger, Being, Causes, First, Spring)
"Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind."
- John Tillotson
(Related: Causes, Ignorance, Mankind, Ruin)
"The miserable failures of capitalist economies in the Great Depression were root causes of worldwide social and political disasters."
- James Tobin
(Related: Causes, Depression, Disasters)
"The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion and insult of Japan throughout China, the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of Japanese residents in China, and the illegal violation of Japanese rights."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Causes, Rights, Insult, Persecution)
"I'm not fighting any causes. I'm black, everybody can see that, but I am a storyteller for the masses."
- Jackie Torrence
(Related: Causes, Fighting)
"Happiness is a real, objective phenomenon, scientifically verifiable. That means people and whole societies can now be measured over time and compared accurately with one another. Causes and cures for unhappiness can be quantified."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Happiness, Time, People, Causes, Now, Unhappiness)
"We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: War, Fear, Causes, Communication, Open, Potential, Suspicion)
"I'm not very active politically. The causes I work on offer immediate, practical, accessible help, and politics has never meant that to me."
- Kathleen Turner
(Related: Politics, Work, Causes, Help)
"This hunger for profits causes great misery for the people."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: People, Causes, Hunger, Misery)
"There are a lot of good causes out there, but they can't possibly all be served by government."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Government, Causes)
"Happy the man who has been able to learn the causes of things."
(Related: Causes, Man)
"Happy is he who can trace effects to their causes."
"We are witnessing a slow, steady takeover of our true freedoms. We are becoming a socialist nation, and whoever can't see this is probably hoping it isn't true. If we permit Mr. Obama to take over all our industries, if we permit him to raise our taxes to support unconstitutional causes, then we will be in default. This great America will become a paralyzed nation."
- Jon Voight
(Related: America, Causes, Nation, Support, Taxes, Will)
"Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records."
- William Arthur Ward
(Related: Men, Adversity, Causes)
"You know one of the causes of modern despair is the fact that we have had proposed to us, from various quarters, an impossible perfection."
- Morris West
(Related: Causes, Despair, Fact, Perfection)
"What you will be looking for is a day that closes above the prior day's high and most likely 'breaks' out to the upside to close above a trading range. This is the twitching worm that causes the public to leap before they look."
- Larry Williams
(Related: Causes, Day, Public, Will)
"The scientist's inquiry into the causes of things is providing an ever more extensive understanding of nature."
- Kenneth G. Wilson
(Related: Nature, Causes, Understanding)
"All marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes all the problems."
- Shelley Winters
(Related: Causes, Problems, Trying)
"In Hollywood, all marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems."
- Shelley Winters
(Related: Causes, Hollywood, Problems, Trying)
"I have lately returned from Harpers Ferry, to which place I was suddenly called, on the 17th instant, by causes the most disturbing and destructive to the peace and safety of this State."
- Henry A. Wise
(Related: Peace, Causes, Safety, State)
"A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Acting, Causes, Force, Mind, Now, State)
"By what criterion... can we distinguish among the numberless effects, that are also causes, and among the causes that may, for aught we can know, be also effects, - how can we distinguish which are the means and which are the ends?"
- Chauncey Wright
(Related: Causes, May)
"The accidental causes of science are only accidents relatively to the intelligence of a man."
- Chauncey Wright
(Related: Intelligence, Science, Accidents, Causes, Man)
"Religion may be defined thus: a belief in, and homage rendered to, existences unseen and causes unknown."
- Frances Wright
(Related: Religion, Belief, Causes, May)
"To cure the violence, we must identify and heal the causes of hatred and violence. If we don't deal with the causes we will never be safe."
- Peter Yarrow
(Related: Causes, Cure, Hatred, Violence, Will)
"First have being in your mind. Make real in your mind then bring that being into reality. The genius is he who sees what is not yet and causes it to come to be."
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga
(Related: Genius, Being, Causes, First, Mind, Reality)
"I look at modern life and I see people not taking responsibility for their lives. The temptation to blame, to find external causes to one's own issues is something that is particularly modern. I know that personally I find that sense of responsibility interesting."
- Edward Zwick
(Related: Life, People, Blame, Causes, Responsibility, Sense, Temptation)