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One of the best things that can happen to any cause, to any people, is to have Bill Clinton as its advocate. That is how needy and neglected causes have become global initiatives.
People say free trade causes dislocation. In actual fact, it's the lowering of trade barriers that causes the dislocation.
P. J. O'Rourke
Intellectuals are in a position to expose the lies of governments, to analyze actions according to their causes and motives and often hidden intentions.
But nothing in India is identifiable, the mere asking of a question causes it to disappear or to merge in something else.
E. M. Forster
Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.
E. M. Forster
I burn with no causes.
Let us not suffer from a national amnesia that causes us to forget who and what we are.
As we consider the causes of depression, those of us in the church must face the ways we might be responsible for creating it.
There is a majority of scientists that say that global carbon emissions by humans causes some changes in the climate.
I feel incredibly successful. I make a living as a writer and am able to help support a big family, my church, my bleeding-heart causes.
People might not protest for overtly political or social causes, but when they can't feed themselves and their family, they will take to the streets.
No matter how liberal I am, I'm still outraged by crimes of violence. Regardless of whether I can sympathize with the causes that lead these individuals to do these crimes, the effects are outrageous.
I like to pick my causes and not be forced into doing something.
No one knows what the nongenetic causes of individuality are. Perhaps people are shaped by modifications of genes that take place after conception, or by haphazard fluctuations in the chemical soup in the womb or the wiring up of the brain or the expression of the genes themselves.
At one point in my life, I was very involved with social causes. I'm still involved, but now I have a family and it's important to me.
In larger things we are convivial; what causes trouble is the trivial.
Whatever requires an undue amount of thought or trouble or involves a large expenditure of effort and causes our whole life to revolve, as it were, around solicitude for the flesh must be avoided by Christians.
My illness is excruciating and difficult to cope with. It takes over your entire life and causes more suffering than I can describe.
I look at modern life and I see people not taking responsibility for their lives. The temptation to blame, to find external causes to one's own issues is something that is particularly modern. I know that personally I find that sense of responsibility interesting.
Pain is the most private experience, but its causes, whether natural or man-made, demand public accounting.
Science will explain how but not why. It talks about what is, not what ought to be. Science is descriptive, not prescriptive; it can tell us about causes but it cannot tell us about purposes. Indeed, science disavows purposes.
Some leaders are not intimidated by opposition; they actually thrive on it. It wakes them up. It energizes them. It calls them to battle. It causes them to mobilize their thoughts and energy.
I am not one to seek simple causes.
I am an adamant feminist. It never occurred to me to take my husband's name when we married. I am a supporter of abortion rights, of equal pay for equal work, of the rights of women prisoners, of all the time-honored feminist causes, and then some.
Every general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy, attributable to the same causes as the freedom.
Charles Horton Cooley
I want to get involved in causes I believe in, and I know so many others that want to also get involved, but it's hard to know how. Often, it's through big organisations, and you don't know exactly where your money is going or what effect you are having.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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