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"Everything is the result of the Law of Action and Consequence but with the possibility that a superior law transcends an inferior law." - Samael Aun Weor

"Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought." - Bernard Baruch

"If thou wilt be observant and vigilant, thou wilt see at every moment the response to thy action. Be observant if thou wouldst have a pure heart, for something is born to thee in consequence of every action." - Rumi

"...action restarting action: all we need to reverse inertia is some sense of consequence - some sense that beyond this occurrence there is another, and that they are linked, some sense that life has chapters." - David Baddiel

"Every action has a consequence, so always try to be good." - Richard Eyre

"The only way out is spiritual, intellectual, and emotional revolution in which, finally, we learn to experience first hand the interloping connections between person and person, organism and organism, action and consequence." - Gregory Bateson

"I am not a contemplative type, basically. I am much more of an action person and, as a consequence, I look forward to today and tomorrow and what's breaking." - Walter Cronkite

"To have an idea of a thing is not just to get certain sensations from it. It is to be able to respond to the thing in view of its place in an inclusive scheme of action; it is to foresee the drift and probable consequence of the action of the thing upon us and of our action upon it." - John Dewey

"It's better to make a mistake with the full force of your being than to timidly avoid mistakes with a trembling spirit. Responsibility means recognizing both pleasure and price, action and consequence, then making a choice." - Dan Millman

"Action can only be understood in relation to place; only by staying in place can the imagination conceive or understand action in terms of consequence, of cause and effect. The meaning of action in time is inseparable from its meaning in place." - Wendell Berry

"It's obvious that there are vast variety of consequentialist views, depending on what we think goodness consists in, what our notion of consequence is, and what level (or levels) of human action we think the principle should be applied." - Dale Jamieson

"The universe shows us the life of God, or rather it is in itself the life of God. We behold in it his permanent action, the scene upon which his power is exercised, and in which all his attributes are reflected. God is not out of the universe any more than the universe is out of God. God is the principle, the universe is the consequence, but a necessary consequence, without which the principle would be inert, unfruitful, impossible to conceive." - Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire

"Where consequence ceases, there folly, restlessness and misery begin." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"Designing and developing anything of consequence is incredibly challenging." - Jonathan Ive

"Success is a consequence and must not be a goal." - Gustave Flaubert

"Anything can be said and, in consequence, written about anything." - George Steiner

"When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. When you desire a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"Military deployments have never been something to enjoy, but the consequence of the actions, the shared nature of the sacrifices, and the nobility of the cause are invigorating. To be clear, I'm not talking about the killing and the death; rather, the sense of purpose that pervades every action, reaction, and outcome." - Pete Hegseth

"Action and contemplation are..." - Bernard Of Clairvaux

"There are certain yoga laws and principles that are, shall we say, less tangible than others. For example, the law of karma. Science has proven what goes up must come down, but that's about as far as it's gone. To believe that for every action, word, and thought, there is an equal consequence takes something more intuitive, more personal; it's more metaphysical." - Bryan Kest

"Weakness of conduct is but the consequence of weakness of conviction: for the strongest of all the prints of human action is human belief." - Francois Guizot

"We do have the nuclear weapons agreement with Iran, that's an enforcement consequence, action for action, follow on. We have a plan, we will watch them, we will be vigilant." - Hillary Clinton

"A tendency to resume the same mode of action at stated times is peculiarly the characteristic of the nervous system; and on this account regularity is of great consequence in exercising the moral and intellectual power. All nervous diseases have a marked tendency to observe regular periods; and the natural inclination to sleep at the approach of night is another instance of the same fact." - George Combe

"Action and becoming are one." - Meister Eckhart

"Action and adaptability create opportunity." - Garrison Wynn

"Action and flexibility create opportunity" - Garrison Wynn

"Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health and self-esteem, not its cause." - Nathaniel Branden

"Female can understand more detail and really care for the consequence and understand all the process." - Yingluck Shinawatra

"This nation asks for action, and action now." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"In the battle between planning and action, action wins." - Chris Guillebeau

"Drama is action, sir, action and not confounded philosophy." - Luigi Pirandello

"The lot of man is to suffer and die.What's gone is of no consequence." - Steve Berry

"The most lasting and universal consequence of the French revolution is the metric system" - Eric Hobsbawm

"Pure religion is having the courage to do what is right and let the consequence follow." - Neal A Maxwell

"The separation of faith and love is always a consequence of a deterioration of religion." - Paul Tillich

"Life is full of many minor annoyances, and few matters of real consequence." - Harvey Penick

"Happiness is not an end - it is only a means, and adjunct, a consequence." - Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

"Sincerity is the indispensable ground of all conscientiousness, and by consequence of all heartfelt religion." - Immanuel Kant

"War has been the necessary and inevitable consequence of the establishment of a monopoly on security." - Gustave de Molinari

"Success is the consequence of first having dreams and then acting upon them." - Richard Tyler

"Intolerance is evidence of fear, and fear is the consequence of feeling powerless." - Dean Frazer

"People try to live their lives without consequences and end up living lives of no consequence." - George W. Buck

"Every thought has a consequence. And every experience has a causative thought behind it." - Ernest Holmes

"A natural and almost unavoidable consequence of that foul contagion in the human character - Negro slavery." - John Adams

"Life consists of a lot of minor annoyances and a few matters of real consequence." - Harvey Penick

"Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom." - Jeremy Collier

"There can be no passion, and by consequence no love, where there is not imagination." - William Godwin

"Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull." - Wyndham Lewis

"Cultivate a sweet temper and the sweet speech which is its natural consequence." - Sathya Sai Baba

"Life exists throughout the cosmos and is a consequence of matter in the universe." - Paul Stamets

"Truth and, by consequence, liberty, will always be the chief power of honest men." - Madame De Stael

"I have supported affirmative action, I do support affirmative action and I will support affirmative action." - Joe Lieberman

"Consequence is no coincidence." - Lauryn Hill

"His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently: when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"Action and reaction are equal and opposite." - Gertrude Stein

"My prayer today is to become more mindful of my personal actions. What motivates me to do what I do and to say the things I do to others? I often dismiss my actions because of stress or anger but the people I hurt along the way do not dismiss what I've said or done. Every action and every word carries a consequence. Every person has stress and every person has anger. I would not like to be someone's target and I ask for the grace to become more mindful not to harm others just because I am having a bad day." - Caroline Myss

"What matters is that in this Iraq campaign that we clarify the different points of view. And there are a lot of people in the Democratic Party who believe that the best course of action is to leave Iraq before the job is done. Period. And they're wrong. And the American people have got to understand the consequence of leaving Iraq before the job is done. We're not going to leave Iraq before the job is done and we'll complete the mission in Iraq." - George W Bush

"Every moral has a story, every story has and end. Every battle has its glory, and its consequence." - Ben Harper

"To be more precise, it's ethics and liberation, and as a consequence there is an ethics of liberation." - Tariq Ramadan

"All the inducements of early society tend to foster immediate action; all its penalties fall on the man who pauses; the traditional wisdom of those times was never weary of inculcating that "delays are dangerous," and that the sluggish man the man "who roasteth not that which he took in hunting" will not prosper on the earth, and indeed will very soon perish out of it. And in consequence an inability to stay quiet, an irritable desire to act directly, is one of the most conspicuous failings of mankind." - Walter Bagehot

"Mathematicians are like lovers. Grant a mathematician the least principle, and he will draw from it a consequence which you must also grant him, and from this consequence another." - Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

"You must show how gruesome that death is because if you don't, then you turn into some kind of comic book and pain, then death, doesn't have a consequence, and pain doesn't have a consequence." - Joe Eszterhas

"Philanthropy requires thought, action, and passion." - Robert L. Payton

"Action will delineate and define you." - Thomas Jefferson

"Thought and action must never part company." - Hannah Arendt

"Talk and action are two different things." - Rudy Giuliani

"Sex, action, special effects, and violence sell." - Pam Grier

"Thunderous action and nail-biting suspense" - Peter Travers

"Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action." - Paul J Meyer

"For many, lack of achievement is more a consequence of fear of taking a chance and getting uncomfortable." - Steve Backley

"Good works are indispensable to salvation - not as its ground or means, however, but as its consequence and evidence." - John Stott

"I will adhere to the counsels of good men, although misfortune and death should be the consequence." - Cicero

"To doubt God is to doubt one's own conscience, and in consequence it would be to doubt everything." - Jose Rizal

"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You must fight for it, strive for it, and insist upon it." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"I will adhere to the counsels of good men, although misfortune and death should be the consequence." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Adults have not understood children or adolescents and they are, as a consequence, in continual conflict with them." - Maria Montessori

"Steve Jobs and Apple taught us that profit is not the ultimate goal, but rather a consequence of something greater." - Clayton Christensen

"Your destiny is what you make. It's the choices that you make. And for every choice, there's a consequence." - Triple H

"The consequence is that every man comes to know himself solely in terms of his power for defence and attack." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Old folks love to seem wise- and if you are silly enough to correspond with grey hairs, take the consequence." - Ignatius Sancho

"A theorem is a proposition which is a strict logical consequence of certain definitions and other propositions" - Anatol Rapoport

"One day you will kiss a man you can't breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence." - Karen Marie Moning

"The opposing tendencies of concentration and spread are of little consequence in the liberal model of political economy." - Robert Gilpin

"Everything which is done in the present, affects the future by consequence, and the past by redemption." - Paulo Coelho

"Europe must dissipate any doubts over the euro, affirm that the euro is an irreversible project and act in consequence." - Mariano Rajoy

"The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other task is of any consequence." - Cyril Connolly

"More and more people work on Sundays as a consequence of the competitiveness imposed by a consumer society." - Pope Francis

"The more ships have grown in size and consequence, the more their place in our imagination has shrunk." - Rose George

"The concentration camp is the final expression of human separateness and its ultimate consequence. It is organized abandonment." - Arthur Miller

"Civilization is a natural and inevitable consequence - whether good or evil I am not prepared to state." - Robert E Howard

"Crime, family dissolution, welfare, and low levels of social organization are fundamentally a consequence of the disappearance of work." - William Julius Wilson

"Religious tolerance has developed more as a consequence of the impotence of religions to impose their dogmas on each other than as a consequence of spiritual humility in the quest for understanding first and last things." - Sidney Hook

"The era of the political was one of anomie: crisis, violence, madness and revolution. The era of the trans-political is that of anomaly: an aberration of no consequence, contemporaneous with the event of no consequence." - Jean Baudrillard

"I think that the decision to nominate the story for a Pulitzer is of minimal consequence. I also think that it won is of little consequence. It is a brilliant story - fake and fraud that it is." - Bob Woodward

"God joins us together by means of the body, in consequence of the laws of the communication of movements. He affects us with the same feelings in consequence of the laws of the conjunction of body and soul." - Nicolas Malebranche

"The Internet has provided small communities for racism online, and people feel free to do it. Ultimately, there should be some consequence - if you promote your racism online then there should be a consequence." - Issa Rae

"I believe I live in a black and white. I think things are like either black or white. I don't really believe that much in the gray. I think that there's gray for a lot of people, but I don't live in the gray. I realize whatever action I have or take, it's going to have a consequence - either good or bad. So I live my life in a way where I don't have bad consequences. I just notice there's a lot people around me just live in the gray. I don't know, for me, I'm just really straightforward." - Venus Williams

"In every civilization, life grows easier. Men grow lazier in consequence. We have a picture of what happened to the individual Greek. (I cannot look at history, or at any human action, except as I look at the individual.) The Greeks had good food, good witty talk, pleasant dinner parties; and they were content. When the individual man had reached that condition in Athens, when the thought not of giving to the state but of what the state could give to him, Athens' freedom was doomed." - Edith Hamilton

"There has to be a consequence to failure. Schools in the inner cities cannot be told, 'Oh, we want you to teach every child to learn how to read and, incidentally, if you fail to do that there's no consequence,' .. There has to be a consequence to failure, and the Title I money needs to follow the child." - Karl Rove

"Each choice has a consequence. Each consequence a destination." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"Action and feeling go together, and by regulating the action... we can directly regulate the feeling." - William James

"Action without thought is mindlessness, and thought without action is hypocritical." - Ayn Rand

"Love without action is meaningless and action without love is irrelevant." - Deepak Chopra

"Harm can come about without will or action. But will and action can avert harm." - A S Byatt

"In Judaism social action is religiousness, and religiousness implies social action." - Leo Baeck

"Creative and action are synonymous. You can't be creative. Without taking action." - Steve Fisher

"Action is happiness here; and without action there can be no heaven." - Johann Heinrich Voss

"Every book is a great action and every great action is a book!" - Martin Luther

"There can be no learning without action, and no action without learning" - Reg Revans

"Knowledge without action is wastefulness and action without knowledge is foolishness." - Al-Ghazali

"Every great book is an action, and every great action is a book." - Martin Luther

"Reaction and non-action both create karma, but conscious action transcends karma." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile." - Abu Bakr

"I've always wanted to do action and action movies. I grew up on that." - Tania Raymonde

"There is not first understanding and then action. When you understand, that very understanding is action." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"I just want to get into the action. And voice-over work is all action." - Bridgit Mendler

"Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong we are successful." - Rita Mae Brown

"Both renunciation of action and the performance of action lead to Nirvana (Liberation); but these performance of action is superior to renunciation of action. The action of today becomes the destiny of tomorrow." - Chinmayananda Saraswati

"Success is a consequence and must not be a goal. I've never sought it (though I desire it) and seek it less and less." - Gustave Flaubert

"What you do and what you say has consequence and impact. Impact is determined by the intention behind your words and the intention behind your deeds." - Gary Zukav

"Nihilism is a natural consequence of a culture (or civilization) ruled and regulated by categories that mask manipulation, mastery and domination of peoples and nature." - Cornel West

"Action and reaction are equal and opposite, and are expressed simultaneously. Sequentially they are repeated in reverse, the reaction becoming the action and the action the reaction." - Walter Russell

"My fundamental premise about the brain is that its workings - what we sometimes call "mind" - are a consequence of its anatomy and physiology, and nothing more." - Carl Sagan

"The main of life is composed of small incidents and petty occurrences; of wishes for objects not remote, and grief for disappointments of no fatal consequence...." - Samuel Johnson

"We are bound to lose Ireland in consequence of years of cruelty, stupidity and misgovernment and I would rather lose her as a friend than as a foe." - William Ewart Gladstone

"All discussion, all debate, all dissidence tends to question and in consequence, to upset existing convictions; that is precisely its purpose and its justification." - Learned Hand

"...in consequence of the film of familiarity and selfish solicitude, we have eyes yet see not, ears that hear not, and hearts that neither feel nor understand." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Hours of crisis often call for sacrifice. In matters of consequence, when have doubt and fear given the best advice? Why not heed faith, courage, and honor?" - Brandon Mull

"The consequence of a very free commerce between the sexes, and of their living much together, will often terminate in intrigues and gallantry." - David Hume

"To "learn from experience" is to make a backward and forward connection between what we do to things and what we enjoy or suffer from things in consequence." - John Dewey

"The Laws of Nature are just, but terrible. There is no weak mercy in them. Cause and consequence are inseparable and inevitable." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The growth of violent extremism is partly a consequence of how the developed world has become complacent and defensive about its own greatness and ambition." - Garry Kasparov

"I was not a beater of children and as a consequence I've always been, I think, very agreeable and co-operative." - Edmund Hillary

"Anger, and the self-righteousness that is both the cause and consequence of anger, tends to be easier on the psyche than personal responsibility." - Barry Eisler

"Freedom from care and anxiety of mind is a blessing, which I apprehend such people enjoy in higher perfection than most others, and is of the utmost consequence." - William Falconer

"We are bound to lose Ireland in consequence of years of cruelty, stupidity and misgovernment and I would rather lose her as a friend than as a foe." - William E Gladstone

"For, usually and fitly, the presence of an introduction is held to imply that there is something of consequence and importance to be introduced." - Arthur Machen

"To doubt God is to doubt one's own conscience, and in consequence, it would be to doubt everything; and then what is life for?" - Jose Rizal

"Christianity and Islam are today the most numerous and fastest growing religions globally. Together they encompass more than half of humanity. Consequence: both are here to stay." - Miroslav Volf

"There is a triangular relationship between poverty, child labour and illiteracy who have a cause and consequence relationship. We will have to break this vicious circle." - Kailash Satyarthi

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage." - Dale Carnegie

"And right action is freedom From past and future also." - T S Eliot

"The fact that you have a policy of such consequence directly affecting millions of people and you have a legal question of great consequence about the scope of the president's authority to act in implementing the immigration laws in this way and you have a one-line decision from the court affirming by an equally-divided court, it's an inevitable consequence of where we are." - Donald Verrilli Jr.

"Prayer and action...can never be seen as contradictory or mutually exclusive. Prayer without action grows into powerless pietism, and action without prayer degenerates into questionable manipulation." - Henri Nouwen

"The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities, and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head." - Noah Webster

"I conceive that pleasures are to be avoided if greater pains be the consequence, and pains to be coveted that will terminate in greater pleasures." - Michel De Montaigne

"Science was born as a result and consequence of philosophy; it cannot survive without a philosophical base. If philosophy perishes, science will be next to go." - Ayn Rand

"I argued that the chastity of women was of much more consequence than that of men, as the property and rights of families depend upon it." - James Boswell

"Too many companies want their brands to reflect some idealised, perfected image of themselves. As a consequence, their brands acquire no texture, no character and no public trust." - Richard Branson

"Most of the things that make you angry are of very small consequence. And what a terrible price you are paying for your anger." - Gordon B Hinckley



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