Quotes of Causing

“ An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said. ”

- Unknown

“ The arms race can kill, though the weapons themselves may never be used…by their cost alone, armaments kill the poor by causing them to starve. ”

- Vatican statement to the U.N.

“ Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way. ”

- Edna Ferber

“ This is the sum of all — righteousness. In causing pleasure or in giving pain, in doing good or injury to others, a man obtains a proper rule of action by looking at his neighbor as himself. ”

- The Mahabharta

“ People have a peculiar pleasure in making converts, that is, in causing others to enjoy what they enjoy, thus finding their own likeness represented and reflected back to them. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ But most of us are apt to settle within ourselves that the man who blocks our way is odious, and not to mind causing him a little of the disgust which his personality excites in ourselves. ”

- George Eliot

“ A great many worries can be diminished by realizing the unimportance of the matter which is causing anxiety. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ There are various orders of beauty, causing men to make fools of themselves in various styles…but there is one order of beauty which seems made to turn the heads not only of men, but of all intelligent mammals, even of women. It is a beauty like that of kittens, or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to toddle and to engage in conscious mischief — a beauty with which you can never be angry, but that you feel ready to crush for inability to comprehend the state of mind into which it throws you. ”

- George Eliot

“ watching television at the expense of reading discourages active thinking; diminishes the imagination; inhibits the ability to think abstractly and perform complex symbolic transformations; damages the ability to concentrate; and can become addictive by causing brain changes analogous to drug-induced states. ”

- John Chaffee

“ Changing your life, of course, is a matter of definition. It could mean opening your mind to a new concept or causing you to look at the commonplace from a different perspective or with new insight. It doesn't have to be revolutionary to be significant. ”

- Carolyn Warner

“ Why if I had half a chance, I could make an entire movie using this stock footage. The story opens on these mysterious explosions. Nobody knows what's causing them, but it's upsetting all the buffalo. So, the military are called in to solve the mystery. ”

- Ed Wood

“ Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music. ”

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“ The tendency of human nature to good is like the tendency of water to flow downwards. All people have this tendency to good, just as all water flows downwards. Now, by striking water and causing it to leap up, you may make it go over your forehead, and, by damming and leading it, you may force it up a hill; — but are such movements according to the nature of water? It is just the force applied that causes them… ”

- Mencius

“ Men wrongly complain of Experience. With great abuse, they accuse her of leading them astray. But they actually set experience aside, turning from it with complaints as to our ignorance, causing us to be carried away by vain and foolish desires to promise ourselves, in her name, things that are not in her power; and saying that she is deceptive… ”

- Leonardo da Vinci
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