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In life, everybody faces choices between doing what's popular, easy, and wrong vs. doing what's lonely, difficult, and right. These decisions intensify when you run a company, because the consequences get magnified 1,000 fold. As in life, the excuses for CEOs making the wrong choice are always plentiful.
Hacking was the only entertainment that would occupy my mind - like a huge video game, but with real consequences. I could have evaded the FBI a lot longer if I had been able to control my passion for hacking.
I did not want to raise a genetically compromised child. I did not want my children to have to contend with the massive diversion of parental attention, and the consequences of being compelled to care for their brother after I died. I wanted a genetically perfect baby, and because that was something I could control, I chose to end his life.
All company bosses want a policy on corporate social responsibility. The positive effect is hard to quantify, but the negative consequences of a disaster are enormous.
Yes, I do believe that there is a cause and effect and a ripple effect upon everything everybody does, and they have positive consequences and negative consequences. If you start to focus on the kind of minutia of that, it's really quite extraordinary.
Over the past few years, the road to confrontation has shown its consequences: loss of innocent lives, destruction and fear. Most costly, however, was the loss of hope. The most precious gift that you can present to your peoples over the coming weeks is renewed hope born out of tangible progress on the ground.
Abdallah II of Jordan
Illegal killings of elephants are being linked to organized crime and the funding of armed militia groups. Many consumers in Asia do not realize that by buying ivory, they are playing a role in the illegal wildlife trade and its serious consequences.
Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.
George Bernard Shaw
I draw from the Absurd three consequences: my revolt, my liberty, my passion.
There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.
P. J. O'Rourke
There are no rewards or punishments - only consequences.
William Ralph Inge
All human sin seems so much worse in its consequences than in its intentions.
Consequences are unpitying.
People don't like the idea of consequences. They want to be able to live their life freely and do what they want to do without any consequences. And we know that's just not the way life is.
Sooner or later, jihadist-style terror and WMD are going to come together and the consequences could be horrendous.
State formation has been a brutal project, with many hideous consequences. But the results exist, and their pernicious aspects should be overcome.
There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds?
Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The fact is, violence is not only not a beautiful thing, but it's also very painful and not without consequences for the perpetrator as well as the victim.
Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions.
Henry A. Kissinger
Third, we will make trade work for America by forging new trade agreements. And when nations cheat in trade, there will be unmistakable consequences.
You can do anything in this world if you are prepared to take the consequences.
W. Somerset Maugham
You can't sow an apple seed and expect to get an avocado tree. The consequences of your life are sown in what you do and how you behave.
A responsible choice is a choice that creates consequences that you are willing to assume responsibility for.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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