A Quote by John Adams on consequences, history, ideas, people, revolution, and war

As to the history of the revolution, my ideas may be peculiar perhaps singular. What do we mean by the revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected from 1760 to 1775, in the course of fifteen years, before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: letter to Thomas Jefferson, August 24, 1815.—The Works of John Adams, ed. Charles Francis Adams, vol. 10, p. 172 (1856).

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A Quote by E. James (Jim) Rohn on consequences, magic, and success

Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

Jim Rohn

Source: tape of meeting in Sacramento, CA, with Rich DeVos, Jay Van Andel & many others, c. 1979-1980. Tape was recorded privately and is in the public domain.

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A Quote by James X. Mullen on consequences, decisions, and freedom

Freedom, after all, is simply being able to live with the consequences of your decisions.

James X. Mullen

Source: The Simple Art of Greatness

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A Quote by James Keller on christ, consequences, control, death, disaster, god, ideas, justice, losing, luck, mind, politics, stupidity, war, and path

Just before he ascended the gallows following the Nuremberg trials, Hans Frank, one of the top Nazis who controlled Poland, made a statement. He claimed he had little idea, until it was too late, that turning away from God could have such destructive and deadly consequences. "It was not only because of technical reasons and unfortunate coincidences that we lost the war. It was not just ill luck and treason. Rather God has passed sentence on Hitler. He has passed it on him and his system which we served in a state of mind hostile to God." He then implored that everything be done to warn others not to follow in his path. "Not even one step," he emphasized, since the way he followed was "the way without God, the road from Christ, and in the final outcome the road of political stupidity, of disaster and death."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by Jacques René Chirac on business, commitment, concern, consequences, courage, debt, decisions, globalization, government, imagination, information, mistakes, work, and world

Never before has information been so important, to governments and businesses alike. And please don't imagine that some of you gathered here today may be less concerned than others. Globalization means that the "butterfly effect" is everywhere at work. The mistakes of a stockbroker in Singapore or the collapse of the Baht in Bangkok, the decisions of a Finnish industrial concern, or what the Governor of Minas Gerais in Brazil decides to do about his State's debt, have had consequences for the world as a whole. More than raw information, what I expect from you is shrewd judgement and foresight. I also expect you to have the courage to commit yourself by proposing new initiatives.

Jacques Chirac (1932 -)

Source: Reception for Ambassadors, at the Elysée Palace, 26, August 1999

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A Quote by Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace on consequences, merit, and parenthood

It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, so he be a man of merit.

Horatius (65 - 8 BC)

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A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on consequences, logic, and men

Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.

Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895)

Source: Animal Automatism, 1874

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A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on consequences and men

Consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.

Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895)

Source: Science and Culture

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A Quote by Sir Herbert Butterfield on character, consequences, mind, and problems

Of all the intellectual hurdles which the human mind has confronted and has overcome in the last fifteen hundred years the one which seems to me to have been the most amazing in character and the most stupendous in the scope of its consequences is the one relating to the problem of motion.

Herbert Butterfield (1900 - 1979)

Source: The Origins of Modern Science, 1949

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A Quote by Grenville Kleiser on consequences, interest, power, purpose, and work

When you have a distinct purpose in view, your work becomes of absorbing interest. You bend your best powers to it; you give it concentrated attention; you think of little else than the realization of this purpose; your will is stimulated into unusual activity, and as a consequence you do your work with an increasing sense of power.

Grenville Kleiser (1868 - 1953)

Source: The Forbes Book of Business Quotations

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