Quotations on Consequences

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Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Society, Morality, Consequences, Evil, Man, Misfortune, Poor, Property, Right)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Success, Consequences, Forget, Misfortune)

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
(Keywords: Age, People, Consequences, Games, Kids, Running)

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
(Keywords: Life, Action, Attention, Choice, Consequences, Man, May)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Diet, Consequences, Fancy, Now, State, Weight)

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
(Keywords: Health, Consequences, Quick)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Death, Life, People, Consequences, Decisions, Difference)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Act, Consequences, Right, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Business, Financial, Balance, Banks, Consequences, Gambling, Investment, Years)

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
(Keywords: Faith, Life, Challenge, Consequences, Man, Sense, Word)

But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences, sooner or later.
- Lydia M. Child
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: American, Consequences, Events, Revolution)

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
(Keywords: Government, Consequences, Force, Inequality)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Legal, Consequences, Country, Democracy, Fight, Followers, Nationality)

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
(Keywords: Faith, People, Actions, Blind, Bombs, Consequences, Country, Hate)

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
(Keywords: Care, Consequences, Friends, Fun, Now, Rest, Want)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Atoms, Consequences, Machines)

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
- Isadora Duncan
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Failure, Possibility, America, Capitalism, Consequences, Nothing, Practice, Theory)

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
(Keywords: Health, Consequences, Measure, Numbers, Vices)

I hate war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatreds it arouses.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Consequences, Destruction, Republican)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Medical, Children, Consequences, Eating, Parents)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Action, Consequences, Duty, May, Voice)



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