Consequences Quotes

Whatever our creed, we feel that no good deed can by any possibility go unrewarded, no evil deed unpunished. - Orison Swett Marden


Men must try and try again. They must suffer the consequences of their own mistakes and learn by their own failures and their own successes. - Lawson Purdy


It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities. - Sir Josiah Stamp


There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents, each link of which hangs upon the former. The transition from cause to effect, from event to event, is often carried on by secret steps, which our foresight cannot divine, and our sagacity is unable to trace. Evil may at some future period bring forth good; and good may bring forth evil, both equally unexpected. - Joseph Addison


There are no rewards or punishments -- only consequences. - Dean William R. Inge


Unless we provide consequences for activities and actions that are wrong, we are not going to get any truth.-Dana Rohrabacher


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


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


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


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


We seek the truth and will endure the consequences.-Charles Seymour


We will smite the Jews where we meet them and whoever goes along with them must take the consequences.-Arthur Seyss-Inquart


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


What you do as president has consequences.-Steve Forbes


When anger rises, think of the consequences.-Confucius


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


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


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


When the toddler does something and there are consequences for his action civilization begins.-Alicia F. Lieberman


Where do consequences lead? Depends on the escort.-Stanislaw Lem


Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.-Norman Cousins


Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values.-Sidney Hook


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


Wit in women is apt to have bad consequences; like a sword without a scabbard, it wounds the wearer and provokes assailants.-Elizabeth Montagu


Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.-Margaret J. Wheatley


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


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


The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior.-J. Philippe Rushton


The consequences of a crime should not be out of proportion to the crime itself.-John F. Kerry


The consequences of an act affect the probability of it's occurring again.-B. F. Skinner


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The law of unintended consequences pushes us ceaselessly through the years, permitting no pause for perspective.-Richard Schickel


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


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


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


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


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


The Taliban and its backers bear the responsibility for the consequences of this outrageous act.-Amanullah Khan


Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.-Thomas Huxley


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


Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.-Marcus Garvey


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


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


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


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


My own work in spin glass and its consequences has formed some of the intellectual basis for these interests.-Philip Warren Anderson


My point is this, the Government made this decision to ban totally beef exports into Indonesia, even to compliant abattoirs and this will have enormous consequences for the beef cattle industry across Australia.-Julie Bishop


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


Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.-Alfred A. Montapert


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


Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.-George Bernard Shaw


Nuclear weapons and TV have simply intensified the consequences of our tendencies, upped the stakes.-David Foster Wallace


One of the key issues will be personal honour vs. the good of the many, and unforeseen consequences.-Raymond E. Feist


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


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


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


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


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

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