Causes Proverbs

Sayings about Causes

Loaning money causes loss of memory. ~ French Proverb

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it. ~ English Proverbs

The consequence is the reward of the cause. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Charity sees the need, not the cause. ~ German Proverbs

Wars are caused by women and priests. ~ Czech Proverbs

Courage is often caused by fear. ~ French Proverb

Marriages are all happy. It’s having breakfast together that causes all the trouble. ~ Irish Proverbs

Lies are usually caused by undue fear of men. ~ Hasidic Proverb

More than one war has been caused by a single word. ~ Arabian Proverbs

Anger is always more harmful than the insult that caused it. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Jealousy is a pain seeking its cause. ~ German Proverbs

A bad cause requires many words. ~ German Proverb

To have two eyes can be cause for pride; but to have one eye is better than to have none. ~ Guinean Proverbs

Drunkenness does not itselfcause bad qualities but it does show them up clearly. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Causes

A man who has never lost himself in a cause bigger than himself has missed one of life’s mountaintop experiences.~ Richard M. Nixon

In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes. ~ Julius Caesar

The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man’s right to his body, or woman’s right to her soul. ~ Emma Goldman

Causes don’t need workers so much as they need informed and dedicated advocates. ~ Harold J. Seymour

No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny. ~ Hannah Arendt

God hides Himself behind causes. ~ Charles Rollin

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety. ~ Aesop

Whoever stands by a just cause cannot possibly be called a terrorist. ~ Yasser Arafat

I would rather discover one true cause than gain the kingdom of Persia. ~ Democritus

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 cause triumphs. ~ Madame Guizot

We used to think that revolutions are the cause of change. Actually it is the other way around: change prepares the ground for revolution. ~ Eric Hoffer

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. ~ John Stuart Mill

Great causes and little men go ill together. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru

God befriend us, as our cause is just. ~ William Shakespeare

Ours is an abiding faith in the cause of human freedom. We know it is God’s cause. ~ Thomas E. Dewey

Never let a day pass that you will have cause to say, I will do better tomorrow. ~ Brigham Young
An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason. ~ C. S. Lewis

You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I tell you: it is the good war that hallows every cause. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The great chain of causes, which, linking one to another, even to the throne of God Himself, can never be unraveled by any industry of ours. ~ Edmund Burke

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. ~ Albert Einstein

We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause. ~ William James

There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true Self. ~ William James

I would rather lose in a cause that will someday win, than win in a cause that will someday lose. ~ Woodrow Wilson

Small causes are sufficient to make a man uneasy, when great ones are not in the way; for want of a block, he will stumble at a straw. ~ Jonathan Swift

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

No cause is helpless if it is just. Errors, no matter how popular, carry the seeds of their own destruction. ~ John W. Scoville

If you want to be an orator, first get your great cause. ~ Wendell Phillips

Every effect doth, after a sort, contain, or at least resemble, the cause from which it proceedeth. ~ Richard Hooker

It isn’t until you begin to fight in your own cause that you (a) become really committed to winning, and (b) become a genuine ally of other people struggling for their freedom. ~ Robin Morgan

Men are blind in their own cause. ~ Heywood Broun

Happy the man who has been able to learn the causes of things. ~ Virgil or Vergil

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

The general idea of cause is that without which another thing, called the effect, cannot be. The final cause is that for the sake of which anything is done. ~ George William Howard

The cause is hidden; the effect is visible to all. ~ Ovid

Take away the cause, and the effect ceases. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

They never fail who die in a great cause. ~ Lord Byron

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

Respectable men and women content with good and easy living are missing some of the most important things in life. Unless you give yourself to some great cause you haven’t even begun to live. ~ William P. Merrill

A bad cause will never be supported by bad means and bad men. ~ Thomas Paine

The silent majority distrusts people who believe in causes. ~ Brian Moore

We know the effects of many things, but the cause of few; experience, therefore, is a surer guide than imagination, and inquiry than conjecture. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Everything has a cause and the cause of anything is everything. ~ Walter James Redfern Turner

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill. ~ Mohandas Gandhi

Time, motion and wine cause sleep. ~ Ovid

Mine’s not an idle cause. ~ William Shakespeare

In a just cause the weak will beat the strong. ~ Sophocles

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Cause and effect, means and ends, seed and fruit cannot be severed; for the effect already blooms in the cause, the end preexists in the means, the fruit in the seed. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it. ~ Lily Tomlin

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause. ~ Victor Hugo

Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. ~ Mario Andretti

The task of the real intellectual consists of analyzing illusions in order to discover their causes. ~ Arthur Miller

A rotten cause abides no handling. ~ William Shakespeare

The will is not free – it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect – but there is something behind the will which is free. ~ Swami Vivekananda

Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause. ~ Voltaire

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

A noble cause doth ease much a grievous case.~ Sir Philip Sidney

Every cause produces more than one effect. ~ Herbert Spencer

It becomes extremely hard to disentangle our idea of the cause from the effect by which we know it. ~ Edmund Burke

Petroleum is a more likely cause of international conflict than wheat. ~ Simone Weil

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

A good cause can become bad if we fight for it with means that are indiscriminately murderous. A bad cause can become good if enough people fight for it in a spirit of comradeship and self-sacrifice. In the end it is how you fight, as much as why you fight, that makes your cause good or bad. ~ Freeman Dyson

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Truth never damages a cause that is just. ~ Mohandas Gandhi

It is the cause, not the death that makes the martyr. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Poverty is not the root cause of crime. ~ Rush Limbaugh

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. ~ Oscar Wilde

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