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To be a utilitarian means that you judge actions as right or wrong in accordance with whether they have good consequences. So you try to do what will have the best consequences for all of those affected.
Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Good intentions can often lead to unintended consequences. It is hard to imagine a law intended for the workforce known to Henry Ford can serve the needs of a workplace shaped by the innovations of Bill Gates.
One of Satan's most deceptive and powerful ways of defeating us is to get us to believe a lie. And the biggest lie is that there are no consequences to our own doing. Satan will give you whatever you ask for if it will lead you where he ultimately wants you.
The consequences of an act affect the probability of its occurring again.
B. F. Skinner
It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.
The Bible tells us that God will meet all our needs. He feeds the birds of the air and clothes the grass with the splendor of lilies. How much more, then, will He care for us, who are made in His image? Our only concern is to obey the heavenly Father and leave the consequences to Him.
The purpose of terrorism lies not just in the violent act itself. It is in producing terror. It sets out to inflame, to divide, to produce consequences which they then use to justify further terror.
There's no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.
Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.
I hope I'm wrong, but I am afraid that Iraq is going to turn out to be the greatest disaster in American foreign policy - worse than Vietnam, not in the number who died, but in terms of its unintended consequences and its reverberation throughout the region.
I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.
Unfortunately, corruption is widespread in government agencies and public enterprises. Our political system promotes nepotism and wasting money. This has undermined our legal system and confidence in the functioning of the state. One of the consequences is that many citizens don't pay their taxes.
A good engineer thinks in reverse and asks himself about the stylistic consequences of the components and systems he proposes.
Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.
Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.
Hunger and malnutrition have devastating consequences for children and have been linked to low birth weight and birth defects, obesity, mental and physical health problems, and poorer educational outcomes.
Marian Wright Edelman
To me, integrity means always doing what is right and good, regardless of the immediate consequences. It means being righteous from the very depth of our soul, not only in our actions but, more importantly, in our thoughts and in our hearts.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior.
M. Scott Peck
I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends, and have fun, and not care about the consequences, but I just can't now.
Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.
Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences.
Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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