Quotations on Causes

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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
(Keywords: Life, Causes, Integrity)

Wise men argue causes; fools decide them.
- Anacharsis
(Keywords: Men, Causes, Fools)

It ain't ignorance that causes all the trouble in this world. It's the things people know that ain't so.
- Edwin Armstrong
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Causes, Ignorance, Mathematics, Trouble, World)

Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!
- Matthew Arnold
(Keywords: Home, Beliefs, Causes, Names)

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: 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.
- Avicenna
(Keywords: Knowledge, Accidents, Beginnings, Causes, Study)

Therefore in medicine we ought to know the causes of sickness and health.
- Avicenna
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Art, History, Causes, Light, Rest, Shadow)

Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble.
- John Barrymore
(Keywords: Time, Causes, Trouble)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, American, Americans, Causes, Nation, Nations, Right, Self, United)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Attitude, Positive, Thoughts, Causes, Events, Results)

The death tax is one of the leading causes of the dissolution of small businesses.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: Death, Causes, Tax, Leading)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Causes, Europe, states, Today, United)

In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.
- Julius Caesar
(Keywords: War, Causes, Events, Importance, Result)

It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes.
- Orson Scott Card
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: War, Capitalism, Causes, Competition, Hypocrisy)

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
(Keywords: Power, War, Causes, Collaboration, Spirit, Trying, Will)

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.
- Chanakya
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Ideas, Attitude, Causes, Emotion, Observation)

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
(Keywords: Health, Leadership, Government, Care, Causes, Taxes, Terrorism)

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
(Keywords: Anger, Alienation, Causes, Company, Misery, Talking)

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
(Keywords: Being, Causes, Fact, First, Party, President, Washington, Woman)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Technology, Power, Causes, Problems, Today, Tomorrow)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Purpose, Causes, Decisions, Harmony, Living, Loyalty, Projects)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Activism, Causes, Parents)

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
(Keywords: War, Causes, Result)

Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
- Gustave Flaubert
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Idea, Friend, Hope, Causes, Country, Hate)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Experience, Causes, Commitment, Mankind, May, Support, Will, World)



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