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Consequence Quotes

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Robert Frost
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Robert Frost

William Goldman
“Who are you?"
"No one of consequence."
"I must know."
"Get used to disappointment.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Mike  Norton
“So long as we are brave enough to accept the consequences of our actions, no one can take away our freedom of choice.”
Mike Norton

Criss Jami
“Whether you try too hard to fit in or you try too hard to stand out, it is of equal consequence: you exhaust your significance.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Sándor Márai
“And yet, sometimes facts are no more than pitiful consequences, because guilt does not reside in our acts but in the intentions that give rise to our act. Everything turns on our intentions.”
Sándor Márai, Embers

Oscar Wilde
“Each man lived his own life and paid his own price for living it. The only pity was one had to pay so often for a single fault. One had to pay over and over again, indeed. In her dealings with man, Destiny never closed her accounts.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Billie Jean King
“Tennis taught me so many lessons in life. One of the things it taught me is that every ball that comes to me, I have to make a decision. I have to accept responsibility for the consequences every time I hit a ball.”
Billie Jean King

Hans Fallada
“I don't want any funny business, and above all I don't want to be dragged into other people's funny business. If it's to be my head on the block, I want to know that it's doing there, and not that it's some stupid things that other people have done.”
Hans Fallada, Every Man Dies Alone

Tony Burgess
“And now, no matter what I thought I had done or why I did it, it has become completely untrue because of what I have done since.”
Tony Burgess, People Live Still in Cashtown Corners

Dai Sijie
“At various points in our lives, or on a quest, for reasons that often remain obscure , we are driven to make decisions which prove with hindsight to be loaded with meaning.”
Dai Sijie, Once on a Moonless Night

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Most often, what I don’t know will have a vastly greater bearing on my life that what I do know.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Anne’s is a world very like this one, and you can move about in it with familiarity - but not freedom: it is a place of rigorous consequence, where the weak have to give way to the strong, where her governess heroine Agnes must walk as best she can in the cold shade of money and masculinity.”
Jude Morgan, The Taste of Sorrow

Katja Michael
“Well, I suppose that consequently makes you my favorite nightmare.”
Katja Michael, She Came at Dawn

Dave Duncan
“No, she who rides the tiger can never dismount!”
Dave Duncan, Ill Met in the Arena

Stephen Hawking
“Hotărârile noastre sunt adesea iraționale sau se bazează pe o analiză incorectă a consecințelor alegerii. De aceea în lume e atâta dezordine.”
Stephen Hawking, The Grand Design

William Ury
“Your Plan B may seem like an imposed consequence since it is you who are the key actor. But remember what your Plan B is—your best alternative should the other refuse to respect your interests. It is not a punishment for the other, but simply the logical path for you to follow in pursuit of your legitimate needs. It is an alternative path to success. Let your Plan B speak for itself. Through your quiet tone and confidence, let the other know you are serious about carrying out your Plan B with its attendant logical consequences.”
William Ury, The Power of a Positive No: How to Say No and Still Get to Yes

Yuval Noah Harari
“Our daily routines influence the lives of people and animals halfway across the world, and some personal gestures can unexpectedly set the entire world ablaze, as happened with the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia, which ignited the Arab Spring, and with the women who shared their stories of sexual harassment and sparked the #MeToo movement.”
Yuval Noah Harari, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

“English: "Be an active cause of success, no a consequence of someone's scorn."

Česky: „Buď aktivní příčina úspěchu,
ne důsledek cizího výsměchu.”
Sebastián Wortys

Khayri R.R. Woulfe
“I deserve my lollipop and I deserve my toothache.”
Khayri R.R. Woulfe

Richie Norton
“Beware of liberating yourself into captivity.”
Richie Norton, Anti-Time Management: Reclaim Your Time and Revolutionize Your Results with the Power of Time Tipping

Karl Kristian Flores
“Companionship will be made possible from enduring lonely nights, leaving the wrong drinking buddies, books and benches, concerts and stadiums, and universities and clothing stores. These were the conditions necessary for companionship. You will answer the question all souls ask: How will I find you? The answer: Truth magnetizes to truth, as long as it repels temptation.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Ruby Mohan
“There is reason dodos are extinct. One should not trust easily.”
Ruby Mohan, The Kidnapping

“Key elements of judgment are expectations, scrutiny and consequences (ESC).”
Ceri Evans

“Instead of someone else’s expectations, we’re driven by our own intention. Instead of being affected by someone else’s scrutiny, we have a clear sense of where we are right now, in this moment. And instead of someone else’s consequences, we are focused on our current priority. The mental recipe for internally driven people is intention, moment, priority, or IMP.”
Ceri Evans, Perform Under Pressure

“In the Human society, we don’t have sticks. Here, an ideal leader is the person who develops the group and encourages them. It is based on the principle that people are doing their best and if they are failing then it means they need more support, guidance or development. People prefer to be encouraged, supported and rewarded, rather than being beaten. Of course there are standards to reach and benchmarks must be set and the consequences of not reaching them clarified.”
Steve Peters

William Ury
“By refusing to respect you and your needs, the other is bringing about a certain set of natural consequences, which themselves can become the other’s teacher. Your job is to simply facilitate the learning process, beginning by asking reality-testing questions, and proceeding to warnings.”
William Ury, The Power of a Positive No: How to Say No and Still Get to Yes

Terry Brooks
“Sometimes the choices you are given are bad ones, no matter which way you go. And therefore the consequences are bad ones, as well.”
Terry Brooks, The Gypsy Morph

Robert J. Tiess
“Tomorrows hinge / on one decision. / In all directions: / consequence.

(from Destinations)”
Robert J. Tiess, The Humbling and Other Poems

“If a drift is a rift, it's a shift.”
Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu

Kamaran Ihsan Salih
“Wise people are considering the interior because effervescence of interior will consequence the explosion.”
Kamaran Ihsan Salih

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