Quotations on Causes

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If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other causes for prejudice by noon.
- George Aiken
(Keywords: Causes, Prejudice, Race)

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)

In some causes silence is dangerous.
- Saint Ambrose
(Keywords: Causes, Silence)

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

Evil events from evil causes spring.
- Aristophanes
(Keywords: Causes, Events, Evil, Spring)

In larger things we are convivial; what causes trouble is the trivial.
- Richard Armour
(Keywords: 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
(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)

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
(Keywords: Causes, Despair, Man, Right)

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)

It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble.
- Howard Baker
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Causes, Economy)

Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Causes, Class, Force, Physics)

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)

Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime.
- Tony Blair
(Keywords: Causes, Crime, Law, Order, Party, Today)

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)

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
(Keywords: 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
(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)

Bipartisanship helps to avoid extremes and imbalances. It causes compromises and accommodations. So let's cooperate.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Keywords: Causes, Extremes)

The final causes, then, of compassion are to prevent and to relieve misery.
- Joseph Butler
(Keywords: Causes, Compassion, Misery)

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)

I have long been active in and supportive of conservation and historical preservation causes.
- Jack L. Chalker
(Keywords: 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
(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've auctioned off many scripts and will continue to do so for good causes.
- Claudia Christian
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Anger, Alienation, Causes, Company, Misery, Talking)



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