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50 Quotes on Consequences

Everything we do has consequences. Learn from the greats.

A human being fashions his consequences as surely as he fashions his goods or his dwelling his goods or his dwelling. Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences. — Norman Cousins

A man does what he must — in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures — and that is the basis of all human morality. — Winston Churchill

A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching. — Sivananda

Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. — William James

All around us are the consequences of the most significant technological, and hence cultural, revolution in generations. — Lawrence Lessig

The sower may mistake and sow his peas crookedly: the peas make no mistake, but come up and show his line. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

All human sin seems so much worse in its consequences than in its intentions. — Reinhold Niebuhr

The secret of the world is the tie between person and event. Person makes event and event person. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences. — Isadora Duncan

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

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

When anger rises, think of the consequences. — Confucius

While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions. — Stephen R. Covey

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences. — Robert Green Ingersoll

Everybody, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences. — Robert Louis Stevenson

Everyone will experience the consequences of his own acts. If his act are right, he'll get good consequences; if they're not, he'll suffer for it. — Harry Brown

But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences sooner or later. — Lydia M. Child

Perhaps his might be one of the natures where a wise estimate of consequences is fused in the fires of that passionate belief which determines the consequences it believes in. — George Eliot

Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them. — T.S. Eliot

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Through the law of cause and effect we choose our destiny. Moreover, we are our own prophets for we constantly project our future state by the seeds we plant in the present. — Cheryl Canfield

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. — Norman Cousins

With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see. — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him. — Booker T. Washington

Nothing in all Nature is more certain than the fact that no single thing or event can stand alone. It is attached to all that has gone before it, and it will remain attached to all that will follow it. It was born of some cause, and so it must be followed by some effect in an endless chain. — Julian P. Johnson

Oh if at every moment of our lives we could know the consequences of some of the utterings, thoughts and deeds that seem so trivial and unimportant at the time! And should we not conclude from such examples that there is no such thing in life as unimportant moments devoid of meaning for the future? — Isabelle Eberhardt, The Passionate Nomad

Remember one thing about democracy. We can have anything we want and at the same time, we always end up with exactly what we deserve. — Edward Albee

The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour. — Japanese proverb

In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious. — Blaise Pascal, Pensées

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

It will never rain roses; when we want to have more roses, we must plant more trees. — George Eliot

He that does good to another does good also to himself. — Seneca

Everything we do has a result. But that which is right and prudent does not always lead to good, nor the contrary to what is bad. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Faith is not trying to believe something regardless of the evidence. Faith is daring to do something regardless of the consequences. — Sherwood Eddy

Doubt not to reap, if thou can't bear to plough. — Judith Maden

Consequences are unpitying. — George Eliot, Adam Bede

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

There are no rewards or punishments — only consequences. — W.R. Inge

For every life and every act consequence of good and evil can be shown and as in time results of many deeds are blended so good and evil in the end become confounded. — T.S. Eliot

You can do anything in this world if you are prepared to take the consequences. — W. Somerset Maugham

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

Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward. — Jeremy Taylor

It is an enduring truth, which can never be altered, that every infraction of the Law of nature must carry its punitive consequences with it. We can never get beyond that range of cause and effect. — Thomas Troward

Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things. — Bruce Barton

Quite often good things have hurtful consequences. There are instances of men who have been ruined by their money or killed by their courage. — Aristotle

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. — Marcus Aurelius

It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say. — Jawaharlal Nehru

Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men. — Thomas Henry Huxley

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