Quotations on Cause

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Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue.
- Diane Abbott
(Keywords: Fear, Cause, Crime)

Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause.
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Keywords: Cause, Effect, Illness, Paranoia, Prison, Reason, Reform, School)

It's clear to me now that we've got to reach out to the Arab Sunni community in particular in an effort to cause some moderate political activity to take place so they join the future of Iraq.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Cause, Community, Effort, Future, Iraq, Now)

In other words, for every 10 enemy you kill you bring on 20 new recruits to their anti-coalition cause then essentially you are working against yourself.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Cause, Enemy, Words)

I still owe a duty of loyalty to my clients and former clients, so I cannot specify which clients I did not especially find congenial, but the cause was the same.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Cause, Clients, Duty, Loyalty)

Be careful that what you write does not offend anybody or cause problems within the company. The safest approach is to remove all useful information.
- Scott Adams
(Keywords: Cause, Company, Information, Problems)

If our countries had war the one with the other, that was no cause that he should put us to death; with which they were out of heart that their cruel pretense failed them. For which God be forever-more praised.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: War, God, Heart, Death, Cause, Countries)

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Cause, Safety)

If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Cause, Present, World)

Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in.
- Saul Alinsky
(Keywords: Life, Death, Care, Cause, Reputation)

I usually get myself into situations that cause sparks. I mean I'm a girl that likes the storms. I love feeling alive, I love walking out in the cold in my bare feet and feeling the ice on my toes.
- Tori Amos
(Keywords: Love, Cause, Feeling, Feet, Storms, Walking)

Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal.
- Mario Andretti
(Keywords: Goal, Cause, Circumstances, May, Sight)

Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.
- Susan B. Anthony
(Keywords: Men, Women, Cause, Discontent, Revolution, Nation, Rebellion)

For me being the youngest, there was never ever anything that was an issue to cause rivalry between me and my sisters.
- Nicole Appleton
(Keywords: Being, Cause, Rivalry, Sisters)

It is necessary to posit something which is necessary of itself, and has no cause of its necessity outside of itself but is the cause of necessity in other things. And all people call this thing God.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: God, People, Cause, Necessity)

In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: War, Authority, Cause, First, Intention, Order)

No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: History, Politics, Beginning, Cause, Existence, Fact, Freedom, Tyranny)

Today we no longer regard the universe as the cause of our own undeserved troubles but perhaps, on the contrary, as the last refuge from the mismanagement of our earthly affairs.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Cause, Today, Universe)

Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail.
- Owen Arthur
(Keywords: Battle, Cause, Conviction, Service, Will)

I can't believe the pro-choicers attitude toward unborn children-to me it's the ultimate liberal cause, to defend those without a voice.
- Michael Aston
(Keywords: Attitude, Cause, Children, Liberal, Voice)

It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Cause, Martyr, Punishment)

We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and the majority of our controversies come from that.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Cause, Majority)

A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Faith, Sympathy, Progress, Cause, Desire, Future, Mankind, May)

Indeed; peace literature is almost exclusively read, though to good effect, by pacifists, while what is needed is the canvassing of those who have not so far been won to the cause.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Peace, Cause, Effect, Literature)

A sign that a peace association is going adrift is its exclusion of other political parties, with whom it could collaborate effectively on most of the problems besetting the cause of peace.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Peace, Cause, Problems)

We speculate as to what is in store for us. But we not only undergo events, we in part cause them or at least influence their course. We have not only to study them but to act.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Act, Cause, Events, Influence, Study)

Another cause of change, one less noticeable but fundamental, is the modern growth of population closely connected with scientific and medical discoveries. It is interesting that the United Nations has set up a special Commission to study this question.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Medical, Change, Growth, Cause, Nations, Population, Question, Study, United)

I'm not going to fight in the physical with physical weapons, because it's not a physical fight. I'm going to fight with spiritual weapons, cause it's a spiritual fight.
- Stephen Baldwin
(Keywords: Cause, Fight, Spiritual, Weapons)

For the cause that lacks assistance, the wrong that needs resistance, for the future in the distance, and the good that I can do.
- George Linnaeus Banks
(Keywords: Cause, Future, Needs, Wrong)

The incorrectness and weaknesses of a theory cause other minds to formulate the problems more exactly and in this way scientific progress is made.
- Robert Barany
(Keywords: Progress, Cause, Problems, Theory)

When we believe that God is Father, we also believe that such a father's hand will never cause his child a needless tear. We may not understand life any better, but we will not resent life any longer.
- William Barclay
(Keywords: Life, Father, God, Cause, May, Will)

A habitual disuse of physical forces totally destroys the moral; and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves, and of discerning the cause of their oppression.
- Joel Barlow
(Keywords: Men, Power, Cause, Oppression)

The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Death, Cause, Fashion, Leading)

The intellectuals' chief cause of anguish are one another's works.
- Jacques Barzun
(Keywords: Cause, Intellectuals)

Logic is a poor model of cause and effect.
- Gregory Bateson
(Keywords: Cause, Effect, Logic, Poor)

Logic can often be reversed, but the effect does not precede the cause.
- Gregory Bateson
(Keywords: Cause, Effect, Logic)

Social security, bank account, and credit card numbers aren't just data. In the wrong hands they can wipe out someone's life savings, wreck their credit and cause financial ruin.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Life, Financial, Bank account, Cause, Credit, Numbers, Ruin, Security, Wrong)

The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them.
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Keywords: Love, Cause, Sense, Sexes, Word)

We play a hip-hop song and suddenly 25 people on the left jump up and put their hands in the air; then you play Lost Cause and they're like, I don't know about this one.
- Beck
(Keywords: People, Cause, Play, Song)

A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it.
- Arnold Bennett
(Keywords: Cause, May)

Cause at the end of the day, honestly, at the end of the day when you're in your death bed and that's it, I think it's the relationships you've had and the people that you've touched and the people that have touched you that matter.
- Julie Benz
(Keywords: Death, People, Bed, Cause, Day, End, Relationships)

Drinking spirits cannot cause spiritual damage.
- Jose Bergaman
(Keywords: Cause, Drinking, Spirits, Spiritual)

The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
- Henri Bergson
(Keywords: Cause, Effect, Nothing, Past, Present)

When it comes to the cause of justice, I take no prisoners and I don't believe in compromise.
- Mary Frances Berry
(Keywords: Cause, Compromise, Justice)

In the final analysis, the whole cause of world revolution hinges on the revolutionary struggles of the Asian, African and Latin American people who make up the overwhelming majority of the world's population.
- Lin Biao
(Keywords: People, African, American, Cause, Revolution, Majority, Population, World)

Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community.
- Joe Biden
(Keywords: Home, Opportunity, American, Americans, Blood, Cause, Community, Obvious, Service, Spirit, Trade, World)

But there is a difference here: When Jewish children are murdered, Arabs celebrate the deed. The death of an Arab child is no cause for celebration in Israel.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Death, Cause, Children, Deed, Difference, Israel)

I prefer to make common cause with those whose weapons are guitars, banjos, fiddles and words.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Cause, Weapons, Words)

I am strongly pro-life, and have fought to protect the rights of the unborn my entire career. I will continue to fight for this cause because I value the sanctity of all human life.
- Rob Bishop
(Keywords: Life, Career, Cause, Fight, Rights, Value, Will)

As long as there are people who are not happy with their lot in life, as long as the United States is perceived to somehow be the cause of this unhappiness, there will be terrorism.
- Cofer Black
(Keywords: Life, People, Cause, states, Terrorism, Unhappiness, United, Will)



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