A Quote by George Washington Allston on consequences and mind

Distinction is the consequence, never the object of a great mind.

George Washington Allston (1779 - 1843)

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A Quote by George Eliot on belief, consequences, and passion

Perhaps his might be one of the natures where a wise estimate of consequences is fused in the fires of that passionate belief which determines the consequences it believes in.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 6, ch. 41 (1876), said of Mordecai.

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A Quote by General George Armstrong Custer on consequences, superiority, and victory

Numerical superiority is of no consequence. In battle, victory will go to the best tactician.

George Custer (1839 - 1876)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on consequences, seriousness, and worth

Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Freeman Dyson on animals, cities, civilization, climate, consequences, darkness, dependence, good, greatness, history, horses, ideas, inventions, life, motives, needs, power, simplicity, technology, and theory

The technologies which have had the most profound effects on human life are usually simple. A good example of a simple technology with profound historical consequences is hay. Nobody knows who invented hay, the idea of cutting grass in the autumn and storing it in large enough quantities to keep horses and cows alive through the winter. All we know is that the technology of hay was unknown to the Roman Empire but was known to every village of medieval Europe. Like many other crucially important technologies, hay emerged anonymously during the so-called Dark Ages. According to the Hay Theory of History, the invention of hay was the decisive event which moved the center of gravity of urban civilization from the Mediterranean basin to Northern and Western Europe. The Roman Empire did not need hay because in a Mediterranean climate the grass grows well enough in winter for animals to graze. North of the Alps, great cities dependent on horses and oxen for motive power could not exist without hay. So it was hay that allowed populations to grow and civilizations to flourish among the forests of Northern Europe. Hay moved the greatness of Rome to Paris and London, and later to Berlin and Moscow and New York.

Freeman Dyson

Source: Freeman Dyson Infinite in All Directions, Harper and Row, New York, 1988, p 135.

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A Quote by Frank Hyneman Knight on absence, assumptions, change, consequences, economics, problems, revolution, and struggle

If all properly economic problems were solved once for all . . . the social struggle and strife would . . . [not necessarily] be reduced in amount or intensity . . . in the absence of some moral revolution which could by no means be assumed to follow in consequence of this change itself.

Frank Hyneman Knight (1885 - 1974)

Source: Freedom and Reform, 1947, ch. 4

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A Quote by Ethan Allen on consequences, deed, evil, god, goodness, impossibility, mankind, nature, punishment, and truth

For mankind to hate truth as it may bring their evil deeds to light and punishment, is very easy and common, but to hate truth as truth, or God as God, which is the same as to hate goodness for its own sake, unconnected with any other consequences, is impossible even to a (premised) diabolical nature itself .

Ethan Allen (1738 - 1789)

Source: Reason the Only Oracle of Man. Page 31

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A Quote by Essie Summers on consequences and life

Launch out into the deep. One discovers by living in scorn of consequence.

Essie Summers

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A Quote by E. C. Titchmarsh on beginning, careers, consequences, impossibility, independence, knowledge, language, literature, mathematics, rules, study, and thought

Perhaps the most surprising thing about mathematics is that it is so surprising. The rules which we make up at the beginning seem ordinary and inevitable, but it is impossible to foresee their consequences. These have only been found out by long study, extending over many centuries. Much of our knowledge is due to a comparatively few great mathematicians such as Newton, Euler, Gauss, or Riemann; few careers can have been more satisfying than theirs. They have contributed something to human thought even more lasting than great literature, since it is independent of language.

E. C. Titchmarsh

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on consequences, evil, fear, regret, and repentance

Our repentance is not so much regret for the evil we have done, as fear of its consequences to us.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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