causes

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on friendship, betrayal, and causes

I would never betray a friend to serve a cause. Never reject a friend to help an institution. Great nations may fall in ruin before I would sell a friend to save them.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 15

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Aristotle on humans, causes, chance, natures, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Contributed by: Katin

A Quote by Baruch Spinoza on believe, free, unconscious, causes, and actions

Men believe themselves to be free, simply because they are conscious of their actions, and unconscious of the causes whereby those actions are determined.

Baruch Spinoza (1632 - 1677)

Source: Baruch Spinoza, Ethics (1955)

Contributed by: Angela

A Quote by Majjhima Nakaya on reality, impermanence, and causes

Most people fail to see this reality, for they are attached to what they cling to, to pleasures and delights. Since all the world is so attached to material things, it's very difficult for people to grasp how everything originates in conditions and causes. It's a hard job for them to see the meaning of the fact that everything, including ourselves, depends on everything else and has no permanent self-existence.

Majjhima Nakaya

Source: beliefnet

Contributed by: davids_goddess

A Quote by Dana Meadows on culture, talk, friends, causes, believe, join, strangers, crass messages, embarrassing, shyness, intrusion, rejection, share, real, heartfelt, commitments, easier, cynicism, and dreams

It is not OK in this culture to talk to friends about causes you believe in, much less to ask them to join in. It's OK to blast perfect strangers with crass messages every hour of the day, but it's a tinge embarrassing, it brings up some shyness, it seems an intrusion, it risks rejection to share real heartfelt commitments. It's easier to share our cynicism with strangers than our dreams with friends.

Dana Meadows

Contributed by: RainbowBright

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