Cause Quotes

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Aldous Huxley
“The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior 'righteous indignation' — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.”
Aldous Huxley, Crome Yellow

Stephen Hawking
“The role played by time at the beginning of the universe is, I believe, the final key to removing the need for a Grand Designer, and revealing how the universe created itself. … Time itself must come to a stop. You can’t get to a time before the big bang, because there was no time before the big bang. We have finally found something that does not have a cause because there was no time for a cause to exist in. For me this means there is no possibility of a creator because there is no time for a creator to have existed. Since time itself began at the moment of the Big Bang, it was an event that could not have been caused or created by anyone or anything. … So when people ask me if a god created the universe, I tell them the question itself makes no sense. Time didn’t exist before the Big Bang, so there is no time for God to make the universe in. It’s like asking for directions to the edge of the Earth. The Earth is a sphere. It does not have an edge, so looking for it is a futile exercise.”
Stephen W. Hawking

“All I ask is this: Do something. Try something. Speaking out, showing up, writing a letter, a check, a strongly worded e-mail. Pick a cause – there are few unworthy ones. And nudge yourself past the brink of tacit support to action. Once a month, once a year, or just once...Even just learning enough about a subject so you can speak against an opponent eloquently makes you an unusual personage. Start with that. Any one of you would have cried out, would have intervened, had you been in that crowd in Bashiqa. Well thanks to digital technology, you’re all in it now.”
Joss Whedon

Baruch Spinoza
“Those who wish to seek out the cause of miracles and to understand the things of nature as philosophers, and not to stare at them in astonishment like fools, are soon considered heretical and impious, and proclaimed as such by those whom the mob adores as the interpreters of nature and the gods. For these men know that, once ignorance is put aside, that wonderment would be taken away, which is the only means by which their authority is preserved.”
Baruch De Spinoza, Ethics

Vera Nazarian
“A boomerang returns back to the person who throws it.

But first, while moving in a circle, it hits its target.

So does gossip.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Marcus Aurelius
“Life is opinion.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Frédéric Bastiat
“The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended.”
Frédéric Bastiat

“The cause is hidden. The effect is visible to all.”

Jacqueline Carey
“This is the secret that none dares tell who fights for a cause. Dying, we are all alike.”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart

Vera Nazarian
“Karma has been a pop culture term for ages. But really, what the heck is it?

Karma is not an inviolate engine of cosmic punishment. Rather, it is a neutral sequence of acts, results, and consequences.

Receiving misfortune does not necessarily indicate that one has committed evil. But it is a sufficient indicator of something else.

And that something else can be anything, as long as it is a logical consequence of what has come before.

Consider: if you fall into a well, you are not a bad person who deserves to suffer—you are merely someone who took a wrong step. Or someone who had one drink too many. Or got a head rush due to poor circulation. Or forgot to wear your glasses. Or—

The reasons are plentiful, and all plausible. But the chain of cause and effect goes way, way back into the deepest hoariest recesses of your personal past.

So never rule out retribution. But never expect it.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

R.A. Salvatore
“Drizzt Do'Urden had followed a line of precepts based upon discipline and ultimate optimism. He fought for a better world because he believed that a better world could and would be made. He had never held any illusions that he would change the world, of course, or even a substantial portion of it, but he always held strongly that fighting to better just his own little pocket of the world was a worthwhile cause.”
R.A. Salvatore, The Thousand Orcs

L.M. Montgomery
“Fear is a vile thing, and is at the bottom of almost every wrong and hatred of the world.”
L.M. Montgomery, Emily Climbs

Dale Carnegie
“By becoming interested in the cause, we are less likely to dislike the effect.”
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“Just like freedom, Truth is not cheap. Yet both are worth more than all the gold in the world. But what is freedom, if there is no truth? And what is truth, if there is no freedom? Both are worth fighting for — because one without the other would be hell.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.”

Toni Sorenson
“Figure out your passion. What floats your boat, rings your bell, lights your tree? A life without passion is possible, but not desirable. Have you really lived at all if you have not lived with passion? Without it would a masterpiece be possible? I don’t think so. With purpose, cause and passion, there is no way the end you envision will not become the reality you live.”
Toni Sorenson

Guy Gavriel Kay
“I have been made to realize tonight that there are limits to what I wish to do or see done for any cause.”
Guy Gavriel Kay, Tigana

“cause and effect act in webs, not chains.”
Steve Grand, Creation: Life and How to Make It

Clive Scarff
“Walk 1 and Drink 8. Walk 1 km and drink 8 cups of water everyday. Pass it on!”
Clive Scarff

“This cause, therefore, of all existing things cannot be any one of them.”
Plotinus, The Essential Plotinus

René Descartes
“...the greater objective (representative) perfection there is in our idea of a thing, the greater also must be the perfection of its cause.”
René Descartes, Principles of Philosophy

Richard Diaz
“With certainty, I can predict that there will never be a cure to cancer. The only hope for any of us is to concentrate on cause and prevent the misery.”
Richard Diaz

Holly Black
“It doesn't feel good exactly, to be in danger, but it does feel good to be the cause of events rather than being swept along into them.”
Holly Black, The Stolen Heir

Steven Magee
“Too much vitamin B6 may cause nerve issues.”
Steven Magee, Pandemic Supplements

Steven Magee
“High dosing of a single amino acid can be done for a short period of time, but long term it may cause issues.”
Steven Magee, Pandemic Supplements

“Religion facilitates terrorists' goals by providing moral legitimacy to their cause, as well.”
Candace Alcorta, Evolutionary Perspectives on Religion and Violence

Steven Magee
“B12 deficiency may cause the COVID-19 disease to become severe.”
Steven Magee, COVID Supplements

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Don’t confuse giving yourself to a cause with surrendering to a dictator.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“There are those dubious causes that destroy our lives by whispering in our ears the mesmerizing lie that the cause is handing us the privilege of sacrifice, when in fact it is executing an act of murder.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Steven Magee
“Historic Lahaina town stood for hundreds of years without issue and was destroyed by a huge fire in August 2023. What changed to cause the massive destruction?”
Steven Magee

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