Quotes and Sayings about Consequences
"Trying to manage diabetes is hard because if you don't, there are consequences you'll have to deal with later in life."
- Bryan Adams
(Related: Life, Consequences, Trying)
"Mr. Speaker, our Nation must no longer be complacent about underage drinking and its alarming consequences. We must bring this national public health crisis out of the shadow and into the bright light of a national priority."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Health, Consequences, Crisis, Drinking, Light, Nation, Public, Shadow)
"In arriving at a decision in a question of doubt, the apostles in the Acts were guided solely by their sense of the Spirit behind the action, not by any speculations as to consequences which might ensue. And so they found the truth."
- Roland Allen
(Related: Truth, Action, Decision, Consequences, Doubt, Question, Sense, Spirit)
"Look at misfortune the same way you look at success - Don't Panic! Do you best and forget the consequences."
- Walt Alston
(Related: Success, Consequences, Forget, Misfortune)
"My own work in spin glass and its consequences has formed some of the intellectual basis for these interests."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Work, Consequences)
"The absurd consequences of neglecting structure but using the concept of order just the same are evident if one examines the present terminology of information theory."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Consequences, Information, Order, Present, Theory)
"I think video games and that stuff should be as violent as possible, but age-appropriate. It should be realistic. When it's not realistic you run into kids running around shooting people and not realizing the consequences."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Age, People, Consequences, Games, Kids, Running)
"Their mothers had finally caught up to them and been proven right. There were consequences after all but they were the consequences to things you didn't even know you'd done."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Consequences, Mothers, Right)
"Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Life, Action, Attention, Choice, Consequences, Man, May)
"How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Anger, Causes, Consequences)
"Coping with the demands of everyday life would be exceedingly trying if one could arrive at solutions to problems only by actually performing possible options and suffering the consequences."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Life, Consequences, Options, Problems, Suffering, Trying)
"I am now in that happy comfortable state that I do not hesitate to indulge in any fancy in regard to diet, but watch the consequences, and do not continue any course which adds to weight or bulk and consequent discomfort."
- William Banting
(Related: Diet, Consequences, Fancy, Now, State, Weight)
"I used to be a good party boy. I'm old. I'm an old man. You pay the consequences. I'm just fine with a couple of drinks, no more than that."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Consequences, Drinks, Man, Old, Party)
"There was a beautiful time in the beginning when I just did it and didn't analyze the consequences, but I think that time ends in everyone's work."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Time, Work, Beginning, Consequences)
"Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things."
- Bruce Barton
"Steroids can seem necessary to compete at the highest levels, and the quick rewards can outweigh the long term consequences to the user's health."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Health, Consequences, Quick)
"Every decision that they take has enormous consequences, and ripple out from the White House."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Decision, Consequences)
"It would be dangerous territory if I wasn't practising what I preach which is to always accept responsibility, always accept the consequences of your actions."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Actions, Consequences, Responsibility)
"Extremists and populist movements are exploiting people's fear of those who are not like us. We can see the consequences in the form of terrorism and racially motivated violence."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: People, Fear, Consequences, Terrorism, Violence)
"Because the world is in economic recession, which worsened since this drama happened, and our country will bear the burden of all of these consequences."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Burden, Consequences, Country, Drama, Will, World)
"So obviously, any religion embodies some form of rules and expectations for behavior, and even sometimes consequences, and they don't want to hear any of that."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Religion, Behavior, Consequences, Expectations, Rules, Want)
"If we keep on ignoring and leaving children to their own devices at home, they become latchkey kids, and trust me, the consequences of that are not good."
- Eric Braeden
(Related: Trust, Home, Children, Consequences, Kids)
"The events of September 11 and what has happened since have made people understand that even a small, distant and far away country like Afghanistan cannot be left to break up into anarchy and chaos without consequences for the whole world."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: People, Afghanistan, Anarchy, Chaos, Consequences, Country, Events, World)
"The consequences of decisions don't just affect spreadsheets... They affect, in fundamental ways, the lives of people and they often mean the difference between life and death."
- Phil Bredesen
(Related: Death, Life, People, Consequences, Decisions, Difference)
"I don't give advice. I can't tell anybody what to do. Instead I say this is what we know about this problem at this time. And here are the consequences of these actions."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Time, Actions, Advice, Consequences)
"Everyone will experience the consequences of his own acts. If his act are right, he'll get good consequences; if they're not, he'll suffer for it."
- Harry Browne
(Related: Experience, Act, Consequences, Right, Will)
"A far greater factor than abolishing poverty is the deterrent effect of swift and certain consequences: swift arrest, prompt trial, certain penalty and - at some point - finality of judgment."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Effect, Judgment, Poverty)
"Sometime they don't let you know that they know that they don't know everything, but the core of the medical approach is that you try to identify pathologies, which are subsystems within the human body or the larger system that are having undesirable consequences."
- Guy Burgess
(Related: Medical, Body, Consequences)
"The action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century. If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Action, America, Consequences, Decisions, Tragedy, Uncertainty, Weakness, Will, World)
"Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be: why then should we desire to be deceived?"
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Actions, Consequences, Desire, Will)
"Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences."
- Vince Cable
(Related: Business, Financial, Balance, Banks, Consequences, Gambling, Investment, Years)
"We know that if al Queda or one of these terrorist organizations were to get a weapon of mass destruction from Iraq, that they would have no hesitation about using it to catastrophic consequences; the potential is for hundreds of thousands of casualties."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Consequences, Destruction, Hesitation, Iraq, Potential)
"A witness, in the sense that I am using the word, is a man whose life and faith are so completely one that when the challenge comes to step out and testify for his faith, he does so, disregarding all risks, accepting all consequences."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Faith, Life, Challenge, Consequences, Man, Sense, Word)
"A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode."
(Related: Consequences, Hell, Karma, Man)
"But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences, sooner or later."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Men, God, Consequences, Laws, Suffering)
"Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Nature, Fear, American, Consequences, Heroes, Obligation, Reality)
"It was helpful to have the American troops there in great strength. They knew there'd be consequences if they didn't move back. Now, there has been some removal of the foreign forces."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Strength, American, Consequences, Now, Troops)
"A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Morality, Consequences, Man, Obstacles)
"It would be immoral to walk away from the consequences of our actions, leaving behind anarchy and civil war in Iraq."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: War, Actions, Anarchy, Consequences, Iraq)
"But we must not, if we are loyal, disperse our energies in a partisan warfare that is waged without regard to its consequences to the well being, security, or honor of the country."
- Bainbridge Colby
(Related: Being, Consequences, Country, Honor, Security)
"The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: American, Consequences, Events, Revolution)
"When anger rises, think of the consequences."
(Related: Anger, Consequences)
"All that a good government aims at... is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the force of its own unavoidable consequences, and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Government, Consequences, Force, Inequality)
"Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Wisdom, Anticipation, Consequences)
"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."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Being, Consequences, Nothing)
"Our country was thereby saved from the consequences of its distracting individualistic conception of democracy, and its merely legal conception of nationality. It was because the followers of Jackson and Douglas did fight for it, that the Union was preserved."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Legal, Consequences, Country, Democracy, Fight, Followers, Nationality)
"Granted, prostate exams aren't the most enjoyable things in the world, but they only last about 10 seconds. It's well worth it. Just think of the possible consequences if you don't get it done."
- Len Dawson
(Related: Consequences, World, Worth)
"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."
- Andrew Denton
(Related: Faith, People, Actions, Blind, Bombs, Consequences, Country, Hate)
"The southward advance of native African farmers with Central African crops halted in Natal, beyond which Central African crops couldn't grow - with enormous consequences for the recent history of South Africa."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: History, African, Consequences)
"I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends, and have fun, and not care about the consequences, but I just can't now."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Care, Consequences, Friends, Fun, Now, Rest, Want)
"This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance."
- Philip K. Dick
(Related: People, Consequences)
"This war is being played in the realm of public opinion and has dire consequences for our soldiers in Iraq, the future of our country, and freedom around the world."
- John Doolittle
(Related: War, Being, Consequences, Country, Freedom, Future, Iraq, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Soldiers, World)
"After realizing that we would eventually be able to build molecular machines that could arrange atoms to form virtually any pattern that we wanted, I saw that an awful lot of consequences followed from that."
- K. Eric Drexler
(Related: Atoms, Consequences, Machines)
"Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: Marriage, Consequences, Woman)
"It's easy to play a bad girl: You just do everything you've been told not to do, and you don't have to deal with the consequences, because it's only acting."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Acting, Consequences, Play)
"Faith is not trying to believe something regardless of the evidence. Faith is daring to do something regardless of the consequences."
- Sherwood Eddy
(Related: Faith, Consequences, Trying)
"America traditionally represents the greatest possibility of someone's going from nothing to something. Why? In theory, if not practice, the government stays out of the way and lets individuals take risks and reap rewards or accept the consequences of failure. We call this capitalism - or, at least, we used to."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Government, Failure, Possibility, America, Capitalism, Consequences, Nothing, Practice, Theory)
"Consequences are unpitying."
- George Eliot
"The accumulation of numbers always augments in some measure moral corruptions, and the consequences to health of the various vices incident thereto, are well known."
- William Falconer
(Related: Health, Consequences, Measure, Numbers, Vices)
"One of the key issues will be personal honour vs. the good of the many, and unforeseen consequences."
- Raymond E. Feist
(Related: Consequences, Key, Will)
"What you do as president has consequences."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Consequences, President)
"I hate war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatreds it arouses."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: War, Consequences, Hate, Lies)
"If terrorists succeeded in using a weapon of mass destruction against the U.S. or one of our allies, it would likely have catastrophic consequences for our cherished republican form of government."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: Government, Consequences, Destruction, Republican)
"Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: Men, Consequences)
"We judged that a sudden, disorderly failure of Bear would have brought with it unpredictable but severe consequences for the functioning of the broader financial system and the broader economy, with lower equity prices, further downward pressure on home values, and less access to credit for companies and households."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Home, Failure, Financial, Values, Consequences, Credit, Economy, Pressure)
"It's being willing to walk away that gives you strength and power - if you're willing to accept the consequences of doing what you want to do."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Power, Strength, Being, Consequences, Want)
"A major difference between witches and psychotherapists is that witches see the mental health of women as having important political consequences."
- Naomi R. Goldenberg
(Related: Health, Women, Consequences, Difference, Mental health, Witches)
"I want to be clear. No company is too big to be prosecuted. We have zero tolerance for corporate fraud, but we also recognize the importance of avoiding collateral consequences whenever possible."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Company, Consequences, Corporate, Fraud, Importance, Tolerance, Want)
"Eating disorders can have serious medical and psychological consequences which, left unchecked, can kill. Parents should address this issue and ask their children to discuss how they feel about themselves."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Medical, Children, Consequences, Eating, Parents)
"Dying before dying has two important consequences: It liberates the individual from the fear of death and influences the actual experience of dying at the time of biological demise."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Experience, Time, Fear, Dying)
"Here we stand in the middle of this new world with our primitive brain, attuned to the simple cave life, with terrific forces at our disposal, which we are clever enough to release, but whose consequences we cannot comprehend."
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Related: Life, Consequences, World)
"Only when the voice of duty is silent, or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think of the consequences of a particular action."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Action, Consequences, Duty, May, Voice)
"Mehlis will go all the way and we want to go all the way. These arrests show that no matter how high the perpetrators are, they will face the consequences of what they did."
- Rafik Hariri
(Related: Consequences, Want, Will)
"The credit which the apparent conformity with recognized scientific standards can gain for seemingly simple but false theories may, as the present instance shows, have grave consequences."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Conformity, Consequences, Credit, Gain, Grave, May, Present, Theories)
"The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups."
- Henry Hazlitt
(Related: Art, Policy, Act, Consequences, Economics)
"Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth."
- Aaron Hill
(Related: Thoughts, Beliefs, Consequences, Morals)
"Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Consequences, Dependence, Fact)
"There is not much that even the most socially responsible scientists can do as individuals, or even as a group, about the social consequences of their activities."
- Eric Hobsbawm
(Related: Consequences, Scientists)
"The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Society, Citizenship, Consequences, Inaction, Indifference, Prejudice, Racism)
"Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Wisdom, Nature, Knowledge, Values, Career, Consequences)
"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."
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Virtue, Consequences, Evil, Extremes, Forget, May)
"Because each are going to blame each other. The thing that Canberra has to really get right is the sharing of the resource. But my problem with people in the government who are there for a short time is that there's no consequences for some of these decisions they make."
- Rex Hunt
(Related: Government, Time, People, Blame, Consequences, Decisions, Right, Sharing)
"Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Act, Consequences, Hesitation, Mind, World)
"Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Men, Consequences, Fools)
"There are no rewards or punishments - only consequences."
- William Ralph Inge
"In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Nature, Consequences)
"We will smite the Jews where we meet them and whoever goes along with them must take the consequences."
- Arthur Seyss Inquart
(Related: Consequences, Will)
"A good engineer thinks in reverse and asks himself about the stylistic consequences of the components and systems he proposes."
- Helmut Jahn
"Imperialist enterprise draws political consequences."
- C. L. R. James
"Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune."
- William James
(Related: Acceptance, Consequences, First, Misfortune, Overcoming)
"Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune."
- William James
(Related: Acceptance, Consequences, First, Misfortune, Overcoming)
"Everyone has to make their own decisions. I still believe in that. You just have to be able to accept the consequences without complaining."
- Grace Jones
(Related: Complaining, Consequences, Decisions)
"We have made mistakes. In our haste to do all things for all people, we did not foresee the full consequences of our actions. And when the people raised their voices, we didn't hear. But our deafness was only a temporary condition, and not an irreversible condition."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: People, Actions, Consequences, Haste, Mistakes)
"I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Negative, Consequences, Result)
"In 1960 I published a book that attempted to direct attention to the possibility of a thermonuclear war, to ways of reducing the likelihood of such a war, and to methods for coping with the consequences should war occur despite our efforts to avoid it."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: War, Possibility, Attention, Consequences)
"If you make a decision to fight for future of your own country you have to consider all the consequences."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Decision, Consequences, Country, Fight, Future)
"Our communities face many challenges, from keeping our kids safe in public, to the war on terrorism. But few have such immediate consequences as we face from methamphetamine."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: War, Consequences, Kids, Public, Terrorism)
"The consequences of a crime should not be out of proportion to the crime itself."
- John F. Kerry
(Related: Consequences, Crime)
"The Taliban and its backers bear the responsibility for the consequences of this outrageous act."
- Amanullah Khan
(Related: Act, Consequences, Responsibility)
"If you do something, expect consequences."
- Larry King
"When I was about 17 or 18, I finally admitted to myself that I wasn't going to change. I didn't know what the consequences would be, but I had the definite feeling that it was going to wreck my Disney career."
- Tommy Kirk
(Related: Change, Career, Consequences, Disney, Feeling)
"Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Actions, Consequences, Leaders, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Running)
"The tragedy of September 11th was so sudden, so enormous, and so horrendous, both in terms of lives lost and global consequences, that this country and the world went into immediate and prolonged shock."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Consequences, Country, Tragedy, World)
"Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect, and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences which shall result from a government of events."
- Henry Knox
(Related: Government, Friend, Consequences, Country, Events, Liberty, Result)
"At this level, the individual perceives the maintenance of the expectations of his family, group, or nation as valuable in its own right, regardless of immediate and obvious consequences."
- Lawrence Kohlberg
(Related: Family, Consequences, Expectations, Nation, Obvious, Right)
"You must be a power on earth, and must therefore accept all the consequences of this position."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Power, Consequences, Earth)
"Curses on the law! Most of my fellow citizens are the sorry consequences of uncommitted abortions."
- Karl Kraus
"I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Thought, Choices, Consequences, Deed, Word)
"Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats and irritates them, and is attended by fatal consequences in excess."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Men, Truth, Consequences, Excess)
"In ordinary detective novels you never see the consequences of what happens in a story in the next book. That you do in mine."
- Steig Larsson
"Where do consequences lead? Depends on the escort."
- Stanislaw Lem
"All around us are the consequences of the most significant technological, and hence cultural, revolution in generations."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Consequences, Revolution, Generations)
"When the toddler does something and there are consequences for his action civilization begins."
- Alicia F. Lieberman
(Related: Civilization, Action, Consequences)
"There will be no misgiving, no shrinking back, no calculation of overpowering odds, no terror of possible consequences, if you frankly accept the gift which God offers you tomorrow."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: God, Consequences, Terror, Tomorrow, Will)
"Substance abuse is a disease which doesn't go away overnight. I'm working hard to overcome it. I did fail my recent drug test. I'm prepared to face the consequences."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Abuse, Consequences, Disease)
"If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences."
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Related: Religion, Truth, Conformity, Consequences, Followers, Quest)
"For each of our actions there are only consequences."
- James Lovelock
(Related: Actions, Consequences)
"Proponents of the Central America Free Trade Agreement have conveniently ignored this fundamental fact: the effect of trade on incomes in Central America and how to alleviate the adverse consequences of trade liberalization on the poor."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: Agreement, America, Consequences, Effect, Poor, Trade)
"People of substance may sin without being exposed for their stolen pleasure; but servants and the poorer sort of women have seldom an opportunity of concealing a big belly, or at least the consequences of it."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Women, People, Opportunity, Being, Consequences, May, Pleasure, Sin)
"Nevertheless, the realization that breaking a pencil point would have far less disastrous consequences played little or no role, I believe, in this decision to explore theory!"
- Rudolph A. Marcus
(Related: Decision, Consequences)
"I think a commission set up to examine slavery and the consequences of it, would probably be a very fruitful, important dialogue for the United States to be involved in."
- Bob Matsui
(Related: Consequences, Slavery, states, United)
"You can do anything in this world if you are prepared to take the consequences."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Consequences, World)
"The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium - that is, of any extension of ourselves - result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Technology, Consequences, Result)
"Food is available, but it cannot be shipped into an area, so the people in that area suffer the consequences."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Food, People, Consequences)
"If we believe a thing to be bad, and if we have a right to prevent it, it is our duty to try to prevent it and damn the consequences."
- Lord Milner
(Related: Consequences, Duty, Right)
"When I'm on stage, it's a little world I've created where I'm sort of the thing, so I have total control over everything that happens. When we're improvising, I'm with someone I totally trust. I know things are going to work out. I don't have those guarantees in life. There are no consequences on stage."
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: Work, Life, Trust, Control, Consequences, World)
"Wit in women is apt to have bad consequences; like a sword without a scabbard, it wounds the wearer and provokes assailants."
- Elizabeth Montagu
(Related: Women, Consequences, Wit, Wounds)
"Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices."
- Alfred A. Montapert
(Related: Choices, Consequences, Will)
"Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices."
- Alfred A. Montapert
(Related: Choice, Choices, Consequences, Laws, Will)
"He who feels compelled to consider the consequences of these facts cannot but realize that the specific sensibility of nerves for certain impressions is not enough, since all nerves are sensitive to the same cause but react to the same cause in different ways."
- Johannes P. Muller
(Related: Cause, Consequences, Facts, Nerves, Sensibility)
"The best doctors and the best hospitals in America, if they cannot get the patient information they need when they need it, it can lead to morbid consequences: Higher mortality."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: America, Doctors, Hospitals, Information, Mortality)
"It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
"We must recognize that we're all part of a web of life around the world. Anytime you extinguish a species, the consequences are serious."
- Gaylord Nelson
(Related: Life, Consequences, World)
"Before we move forward with new efforts to lower the barriers to international free trade, we must review the consequences of the policies of the past and address the problems of the present."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Consequences, Past, Present, Problems, Trade)
"There are historic situations in which refusal to defend the inheritance of a civilization, however imperfect, against tyranny and aggression may result in consequences even worse than war."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Related: War, Civilization, Aggression, Consequences, Inheritance, May, Result, Tyranny)
"All human sin seems so much worse in its consequences than in its intentions."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Related: Consequences, Intentions, Sin)
"Is the proposed operation likely to succeed? What might the consequences of failure? Is it in the realm of practicability in terms of material and supplies?"
- Chester W. Nimitz
(Related: Failure, Consequences, Succeed)
"As this body of knowledge has evolved, a much more critical job for researchers and scientists has evolved into explaining and educating policy makers and the public to the risks of global warming and the possible consequences of action or of no action."
- John Olver
(Related: Policy, Knowledge, Action, Body, Consequences, Global warming, Job, Public, Scientists)
"There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Consequences, Duty, Right)
"Let the consequences be what they will, I am determined to proceed."
- James Otis
(Related: Consequences, Will)
"Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God."
- Robert Dale Owen
(Related: God, Wisdom, Courage, Consequences, Prudence, Right)
"It is not a field of a few acres of ground, but a cause, that we are defending, and whether we defeat the enemy in one battle, or by degrees, the consequences will be the same."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Battle, Cause, Consequences, Defeat, Enemy, Will)
"But the scientific importance of a change in knowledge of fact consists precisely in j its having consequences for a system of theory."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Change, Knowledge, Consequences, Fact, Importance, Theory)
"The universe is asymmetric and I am persuaded that life, as it is known to us, is a direct result of the asymmetry of the universe or of its indirect consequences. The universe is asymmetric."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: Life, Consequences, Result, Universe)
"The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior."
- M. Scott Peck
(Related: Behavior, Consequences, Desire, Difficulty, Lies, Pain, Responsibility)
"Anyone who considers using a weapon of mass destruction against the United States or its allies must first consider the consequences... We would not specify in advance what our response would be, but it would be both overwhelming and devastating."
- William J. Perry
(Related: Consequences, Destruction, First, states, United)
"Young actors often don't think of the consequences of doing nudity or sex scenes. They want the role so badly that they agree to be exploited, and then end up embarrassing family, friends, and even strangers."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Family, Sex, Actors, Consequences, End, Friends, Nudity, Strangers, Want)
"Everything we do has consequences."
- Dennis Potter
"The truth is often terrifying, which I think is one of the motifs of Larry and Andrew's cinema. The cost of knowledge is an important theme. In the second and third films, they explore the consequences of Neo's choice to know the truth. It's a beautiful, beautiful story."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Choice, Cinema, Consequences)
"So to hope to be able to have peace, to be able to have justice and environmental balance, are consequences of our behavior, not just our intentions."
- Godfrey Reggio
(Related: Environmental, Peace, Hope, Balance, Behavior, Consequences, Intentions, Justice)
"What we can do is to explain as clearly as possible what the benefits would be of him going down one path, and what the potential consequences would be if he chooses another path."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Benefits, Consequences, Potential)
"In my case, I learned that although God loves us, he doesn't grant us immunity from the consequences of our choices."
- Donna Rice
(Related: God, Choices, Consequences)
"If a man will make a purchase of a chance he must abide by the consequences."
- Richard Richards
(Related: Chance, Consequences, Man, Will)
"The position I took at the time was that we hadn't really examined any of the potential environmental consequences of introducing genetically modified organisms."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Environmental, Time, Consequences, Potential)
"I just love having a buzz all the time, regardless of the consequences."
- Mark Roberts
(Related: Love, Time, Consequences)
"If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Friendship, Love, Consequences, Hatred)
"Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Fear, Consequences, Remorse, Repentance)
"Unless we provide consequences for activities and actions that are wrong, we are not going to get any truth."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Truth, Actions, Consequences, Wrong)
"If they are unsuccessful in married life, who suffers more the bitter consequences of poverty than the wife? But if successful, she has not a dollar to call her own."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Life, Wife, Successful, Consequences, Poverty)
"Mr. Obama plans to boost federal spending 25 percent while nearly tripling the national debt over 10 years. Americans know that this kind of spending will have economic consequences, including new taxes being imposed by the new progressives."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Americans, Being, Consequences, Debt, Taxes, Will, Years)
"Ever since Eve started it all by offering Adam the apple, woman's punishment has been to supply a man with food then suffer the consequences when it disagrees with him."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Food, Consequences, Man, Punishment, Woman)
"The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior."
- J. Philippe Rushton
(Related: Sports, Achievement, Behavior, Consequences, Crime, Race)
"The idea is that the state doesn't have rights to limit individuals' wants and passions. I disagree with that. I think we absolutely have rights because there are consequences to letting people live out whatever wants or passions they desire."
- Rick Santorum
(Related: People, Idea, Consequences, Desire, Rights, State)
"Since our economy is closely allied with that of foreign countries, not one of us can be indifferent to what consequences these disturbances can have at home and abroad."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Home, Consequences, Countries, Economy)
"The law of unintended consequences pushes us ceaselessly through the years, permitting no pause for perspective."
- Richard Schickel
(Related: Consequences, Law, Perspective, Years)
"The serious crimes by the Sudanese government and the government-supported militias must be met with serious consequences. We must work for tough international economic sanctions on the Sudanese government."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Government, Work, Consequences)
"We seek the truth and will endure the consequences."
- Charles Seymour
(Related: Truth, Consequences, Will)
"Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Consequences, May, Nothing, Worth)
"Responsible choice involves consequences, not the least of which are relinquishments all along our way."
- Marsha Sinetar
(Related: Choice, Consequences)
"They tend to be pretty abstract ones then, like doing what will have the best consequences; obviously you wouldn't specify what consequences are best, they may be different in some circumstances, so at a lower, more specific level, you may well get differences."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Circumstances, Consequences, May, Pretty, Will)
"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."
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Actions, Consequences, Earth, Ocean, Water)
"The consequences of an act affect the probability of it's occurring again."
- B. F. Skinner
(Related: Act, Consequences)
"Most breast cancer-related deaths can be prevented through simple and painless preventive measures. A late diagnosis can result in more serious, long-term consequences."
- Olympia Snowe
(Related: Cancer, Consequences, Result)
"AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide. Or murder."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Sex, People, Murder, Suicide)
"When it comes to social consequences, they've got all different people acting in different ways, very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success. So, it's a difficult task."
- George Soros
(Related: Success, People, Acting, Consequences)
"The criminalization of marijuana did not prevent marijuana from becoming the most widely used illegal substance in the United States and many other countries. But it did result in extensive costs and negative consequences."
- George Soros
(Related: Negative, Consequences, Countries, Result, states, United)
"There are lasting consequences for using drugs. I'll still be paying for my prior use."
- Layne Staley
(Related: Consequences, Drugs)
"It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities."
- Josiah Stamp
"So, for example, if a child is labeled as having a learning disability, it has very concrete consequences for the kinds of services and potentially accommodations that child will get."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Consequences, Disability, Example, Learning, Will)
"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
"Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
"I started at a very early age in this business and I'm sure most of you have read stories about people who have started as children and ended up in very difficult lives and bad consequences."
- Dean Stockwell
(Related: Age, Business, People, Children, Consequences)
"I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying, and the consequences are serious."
- Oliver Stone
(Related: War, Consequences)
"I've made a decision and now I must face the consequences."
- J. Michael Straczynski
(Related: Decision, Consequences, Now)
"This is technology that will not go away. And to risk it moving into the hands of a terrorist group like al Qaeda or to other focused enemies of the United States, would have tragic consequences."
- John Sununu
(Related: Technology, Consequences, Enemies, Risk, states, United, Will)
"Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles."
- David Suzuki
(Related: Time, Choices, Consequences, Spiritual)
"The novel is about five students of classics who are studying with a classics professor, and they take the ideas of the things that they're learning from him a bit too seriously, with terrible consequences."
- Donna Tartt
(Related: Ideas, Consequences, Learning, Students)
"Not all intelligence can be artificial now, so if we make a mistake, the consequences are no longer simply located within an institution or a national culture."
- William Irwin Thompson
(Related: Intelligence, Mistake, Consequences, Culture, Now)
"I am not a politician... I only suffer the consequences."
- Peter Tosh
"History has shown us all too often the consequences of dreaming poorly or not at all."
- Jeff Vandermeer
(Related: History, Consequences)
"In itself and in its consequences the life of leisure is beautiful and ennobling in all civilised men's eyes."
- Thorstein Veblen
(Related: Life, Men, Consequences, Eyes, Leisure)
"Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Change, Success, Failure, Consequences, Direction, Forget)
"My country is in the grips of a major economic crisis. This is causing dramatic consequences for the very existence of Polish families. A permanent economic crisis in Poland may also have serious repercussions for Europe. Thus, Poland ought to be helped and deserves help."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Consequences, Country, Crisis, Europe, Existence, Help, May)
"Nuclear weapons and TV have simply intensified the consequences of our tendencies, upped the stakes."
- David Foster Wallace
(Related: Consequences, Weapons)
"Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Consequences, Reflection)
"Probably the most visible example of unintended consequences, is what happens every time humans try to change the natural ecology of a place."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Change, Time, Consequences, Ecology, Example)
"I mean that the function of the police is to solve problems that have law-enforcement consequences in a way that is based on a genuine partnership with the neighborhood in both the venting of the problem and the discussion of the solution."
- James Q. Wilson
(Related: Consequences, Law, Partnership, Police, Problems, Solution)
"There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Equality, Men, Women, Opportunity, Control, Children, Consequences)
"The world is not looking for servants, there are plenty of these, but for masters, men who form their purposes and then carry them out, let the consequences be what they may."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Men, Consequences, May, World)
"If I'm going to do anything extreme, I want it to have consequences."
- Evan R. Wood
(Related: Consequences, Extreme, Want)
"Our religious belief usurps the place of our sensations, our imaginations of our judgment. We no longer look to actions, trace their consequences, and then deduce the rule; we first make the rule, and then, right or wrong, force the action to square with it."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Action, Belief, Actions, Consequences, First, Force, Judgment, Religious, Right, Sensations, Wrong)