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Cause quotes (38)

It is a good thing to learn caution by the misfortunes of others.
Publilius Syrus   Category: Cause

The present contains nothing more than the past and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
Henri Louis Bergson   Category: Cause

The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be skillfully attacked but to be ineptly defended.
Claude Frederic Bastiat   Category: Cause

How small of all that human hearts endure That part which laws or kings can cause or cure.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Cause

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
Alfred Adler   Category: Cause

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
Victor Hugo   Category: Cause

What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict.
Simone Weil   Category: Cause

Haste makes waste.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Cause

It is only after an unknown number of unrecorded labors after a host of noble hearts have succumbed in discouragement convinced that their cause is lost; it is only then that the cause triumphs.
Fran├žois Pierre Guillaume Guizot   Category: Cause

No cause is hopeless if it is just. Errors no matter how popular carry the seeds of their own destruction.
John W. Scoville   Category: Cause

Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness.
Christopher Marlowe   Category: Cause

Hasten slowly. Festina lente.
Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus   Category: Cause

Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Cause

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow-men; and along those fibers as sympathetic threads our actions run as causes and they come back to us as effects.
Herman Melville   Category: Cause

They never fail who die in a great cause.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Cause

Among mortals second thoughts are the wisest.
Euripides   Category: Cause

Deliberate with caution but act with decision; And yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Cause

Respectable men and women content with the good and easy living are missing some of the most important things in life. Unless you give yourself to some great cause you havent even begun to live.
William P. Merrill DD   Category: Cause

To believe that is we could but have this or that we would be happy is to suppress the realization that the cause of our unhappiness is in our inadequate and blemished selves. Excessive desire is thus a means of suppressing our sense of worthlessness.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Cause

The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular reason for being happy except that they are so.
Dr. William Ralph Inge   Category: Cause

Put all your eggs in one basket and watch that basket!
Andrew Carnegie   Category: Cause

Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.
Josh Billings   Category: Cause

I pass with relief from the tossing sea of Cause and Theory to the firm ground of Result and Fact.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Cause

Slow and steady wins the race.
Aesop   Category: Cause

Mens minds perceive second causes But only prophets perceive the action of the First Cause.
Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi   Category: Cause

There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things.
William Shakespeare   Category: Cause

It is common error to infer that things which are consecutive in order of time have necessarily the relation of cause and effect.
Jacob Bigelow   Category: Cause

In war events of importance are the result of trivial causes.
Gaius Julius Caesar   Category: Cause

If you wish success in life make perseverance your bosom friend experience your wise counselor caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Joseph Addison   Category: Cause

If you and your lips would keep from slips Of five things have a care: To whom you speak of whom you speak And how and when and where.
Augustus William Hare   Category: Cause

I prefer the sign NO ENTRY to the one that says NO EXIT.
Stanislaw Jerszy Lec   Category: Cause

The cautious seldom err.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Cause

It is not a field of a few acres of ground but a cause that we are defending and whether we defeat the enemy in one battle or by degrees the consequences will be the same.
Thomas Paine   Category: Cause

Risk If one has to jump a stream and knows how wide it is he will not jump. If he doesnt know how wide it is hell jump and six times out of ten hell make it.
Proverb   Category: Cause

The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Cause

The humblest citizen of all the land when clad in the armor of a righteous cause is stronger than all the hosts of error.
William Jennings Bryan   Category: Cause

EFFECT n. The second of two phenomena which always occur together in the same order. The first called a Cause is said to generate the other which is no more sensible than it would be ... to declare the rabbit the cause of a dog [who pursues it].
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Cause

How small of all that human hearts endure That part which laws or kings can cause or cure! Still to ourselves in every place ensigned Our own felicity we make or find.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Cause