Quotation Explorer - 'Caused'

PAIN, n. An uncomfortable frame of mind that may have a physical basis in something that is being done to the body, or may be purely mental, caused by the good fortune of another. - Ambrose Bierce
Let'sss just kill him," said the shorter Ra'zac. "He has caused us much grief." The taller one ran his finger down his sword. "A good plan. But remember, the king's instructions were to keep them alive."-from Eragon, Chapter Title: The Ra'zac's Revenge. - Christopher Paolini
Lots of people in history have only done their jobs and look at the trouble they caused - Terry Pratchett
Healing begins with owing your scars & disowning that which caused them - Shilpa Menon
It is staggering the amount of suffering caused by bad ideas. - Marty Rubin
Personal Responsibility is the state of being the person who caused something to happen. - Sunday Adelaja
Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care. - William Safire
Faithfully, Calvi was following the rules to the letter. He knew one thing: Whatever was in that document had caused the death of the leader of the Catholic Church. Who’d be next? - Peter J. Tanous
Poverty was not created by God. It is we who have caused it, you and I through our egotism. - Mother Teresa
One [dogma] is that violence is caused by a deficit of morality and justice. On the contrary, violence is often caused by a surfeit of morality and justice, at least as they are conceived in the minds of the perpetrators. - Steven Pinker
What is at the base of shame or guilt? It is the consciousness of an imbalance, or of an action in the past that has caused, and probably continues to cause, suffering. - Darrell Calkins
That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful. - Jalaluddin Rumi
I believe that much of the world's sorrow is caused by people who are this, but allow themselves to be treated like that.
If the misery of our poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. - Charles Darwin
Relatedness is vital in a time when so many people suffer from social deafness. Emotional insensitivity being caused by a redoubtable tin ear makes it impossible to hear any signs of empathy or capture the vibrant qualities of ‘sharing’. ("Only needed a light ") - Erik Pevernagie
Ceasing to believe caused a permanent scar in the place where one's faith had been, making it impossible to forget. - Gabriel García Márquez
He has done things that caused me to doubt His wisdom, but never His existence. - Paulo Coelho
Government itself does no harm, because it is a fictional entity. But the belief in government the notion that some people actually have the moral right to rule over others has caused immeasurable pain and suffering, injustice and oppression, enslavement and death. - - Larken Rose
Writer's block is caused by forcing your will on the Divine. - Chriscinthia Blount
Ingenuousness is skewed by the cracks in the mirrors of the eye caused by the blunders of the insincere - T-anne Constable
The youthful sparkle in Ronald Reagan's eyes is caused by his contact lenses, which he keeps highly polished. - Sheila Graham
Success or failure inbusiness is caused more by mental attitude even than by mentalcapacity." Banish the fear-attitude; acquire the confidentattitude. And remember that the only way to acquire it is—toacquire it. - Walter Dill Scott
Pathology can indeed cause experiences of the Kingdom of God, but not all God experiences are caused by pathology. - Abhijit Naskar
The most chronic heart disease is caused by having greediness in your heart. Go for check ups regularly and learn how to swallow those lumpy pills of generousity. Be kind and be healthy - Israelmore Ayivor
...the [mental] organization of grammar [is] a case where complexity in the mind is not caused by learning; learning is caused by complexity in the mind. - Steven Pinker
Affliction caused by the tongue is worse than that caused by the strike of the blade of a sword. - Anonymous
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example. - Niccolò Machiavelli
The garden was full of sorrowSongbirds and unusual winds whistled a rhymeClouds caused to appear and cast down darknessFor this was the first day the sun didn't shine - John E. Wordslinger
If epigenetic changes caused by trauma such as the Holocaust, or enslavement, can be passed through generations, as researchers have recently found, perhaps some of us are hard-wired to be afraid because our history has taught us that fear is a kind of armor. - Amy Brill
The great lie can only be defeated by the New World Order. The sooner the New World Order is established by the institutions of the world, the sooner the suffering caused by the lie will end. - Compton Gage
Katniss Everdeen, you have caused a spark, wich left unattended, may cause a spark that could cause a whole rebelion - Suzanne Collins
The saying goes that for a wound caused by dog bite to heal you have to eat that same dog, and I did scoop up a mouthful for myself - Han Kang, The Vegetarian
Once your life has caused the creation of a desire, your workis done, and natural forces and laws will take over. - Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide by Esther and Jerry Hicks
It is better to be the cause of an effect rather than be the effect that was caused. - Richard Machowicz
The Cause that caused a Fear need not appear again. There for not fear about Fear. - Purushothaman Kollam
Ka'b ibn Malik reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Two hungry wolves loose among sheep do not cause as much damage as that caused to a man's deen by his greed for money and reputation. - At-Tirmidhī -أبو عيسى الترمذي
In a brain scan, relational pain—that caused by isolation during punishment—can look the same as physical abuse. Is alone in the corner the best place for your child? - Daniel J. Siegel
The Protestant teachings caused people to view their work as a way of proving their love to God so they tried to do their best and give the best quality to God by giving the best quality to man. - Sunday Adelaja
Death, displacement and injury caused by conflicts constitute one of the most devastating epidemics of our age. - Widad Akreyi
In making up the character of God, the old theologians failed to mention that He is of infinite cheerfulness. The omission has caused the world much tribulation.
EMOTION, n. A prostrating disease caused by a determination of the heart to the head. It is sometimes accompanied by a copious discharge of hydrated chloride of sodium from the eyes. - Ambrose Bierce
Quality has to be caused, not controlled.
I was certain about this: In the best new language, there would be no words for me or you. Those words have caused all the trouble started by the old languages. In any new language, there should only be we. - Andrew Smith
Many a man was caused to perish by something that he and many men cherish. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
One of my greatest lessons of growth was to stop dwelling in the past and forgive myself and others from all the pain and hurt that was caused. When I finally let go and released, I was free with glee. - Jason Micheal Ratliff
When I have been asked during these last weeks who caused the riots and the killing in L.A., my answer has been direct and simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame. - Dan Quayle
Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
Abortion is not allowedbecause apparently it is against the law of god.Yes, that butter-wouldn't-melt deitywho ordered babies to be slaughtered,killed all the first-born in EgyptAnd caused an entire human race to drown.From: "Gesels van een imaginaire god"(Scourges of an imaginary god) - A.J. Beirens
But there was in the air that kind of distortion that bent you a little; it caused your usual self to grow slippery, to wander off and shop, to get blurry, bleed, bevel with possibility. - Lorrie Moore
Beauty is not caused. It is. - Emily Dickinson
Nevertheless, I sought counsel from my leaders and obeyed, even when I knew their advice would make my life more complicated. I decided it was not for me to question and that if some advice caused temporary pain for me, it must be something I should experience. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Lies are usually caused by undue fear of men. - Hasidic Saying
Experience does not ever err. It is only your judgment that errs in promising itself results which are not caused by your experiments. - Leonardo da Vinci
Theories that diseases are caused by mental states and can be cured by will power, are always an index of how much is not understood about the physical terrain of a disease. - Susan Sontag
The pressures of life and influence of society have caused many to become something and someone they are not. Remove the layers. Dig through the dust and debris. Find the genuine jewel - YOU. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
It is man and not the Bible that needs correcting. Greater and more careful scholarship has shown that apparent contradictions were caused by incorrect translations, rather than divine inconsistencies. - Billy Graham
The sweetest misery is that caused by love. - Alexandria Heather
I caused my husband's heart attack. In the middle of lovemaking I took the paper bag off my head. He dropped the Polaroid and keeled over and so did the hooker. It would have taken me half an hour to untie myself and call the paramedics, but fortunately the Great Dane could dial. - Joan Rivers
I’m pretty sure that my Restless Leg Syndrome is simply caused my body just fighting the urge to RUN AWAY! - Tanya Masse
We are human, and we suffer, and unlike the animals on the farm, we are self-aware, and we know that we suffer, and it doesn't hurt more or less if God caused it or could stop it, at least for me. I am definitely of the school that believes God has bigger stuff to worry about than me. - Jon Katz
Nothing: a landscape, a glass of wine, a little loveless love, and the vague sadness caused by our understanding nothing and having lost the little we're given. - Álvaro de Campos
The world is entrapped through uneasiness, not through diseases (illnesses). Diseases (illnesses) are caused by uneasiness. Do the trees get any diseases (illnesses)? Do the crows become paralyzed or have high blood pressure? - Dada Bhagwan
Ignorance is a flaw and pride is another blemish caused by ignorance. - Bahman Solati
saying goodbye isnt hard, but saying it to something you care about is whats hard, because you dont want to forget the emmotional pain and happiness they caused in you're life. - Annoymous
Miracles are caused by the laws of nature that are yet to be discovered. - Aishwarya Shiva Pareek
Death and injury caused by armed violence is one of the most shameful epidemics of our age. - Widad Akreyi
I am in a profession that has succeeded because of its ability to fix. If your problem is fixable, we know just what to do. But if it’s not? The fact that we have had no adequate answers to this question is troubling and has caused callousness, inhumanity, and extraordinary suffering. - Atul Gawande
I fell in love... she caused a type of smile within me that nothing else can or has. - Steve Maraboli
To properly do penance one must express contrition for one’s sins and perform acts to repair the damage caused by those transgressions. It is only when those acts are complete that the slate can truly be wiped clean and amnesty gives way to a new beginning. - Emily Thorne
Most diseases are caused not so much by what we eat, but more by what is eating us. - RVM
Forgiving other people does not mean that they will get away with what they did to you, it means that You are set free from the pain they have caused you. Forgiveness is the hardest lesson we are here to learn to master, but it is possible with time and patience. - Jeanette Coron
Sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt. Lies. Words hurt. The words we remember. Well, the hurt feeling the words caused stays with us forever. - Jill Telford
Making amends is not only saying the words but also being willing to listen to how your behavior caused another’s pain, and then the really hard part…changing behavior. - David W. Earle
90% of relationship issues are caused by misunderstandings, 9.9% by conflicts of interest. Luckily, ladies and gentlemen can always come to an agreement. - Stefan Emunds
Forgiveness is the healing of wounds caused by another. You choose to let go of a past wrong and no longer be hurt by it. Forgiveness is a strong move to make, like turning your shoulders sideways to walk quickly on a crowded sidewalk. It's your move. - Gordon Atkinson
Maybe the thing that we’re losing is the very thing that has caused us to lose everything else in the first place. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Yes, it's vital to make lifestyle choices to mitigate damage caused by being a member of industrialized civilization, but to assign primary responsibility to oneself, and to focus primarily on making oneself better, is an immense copout, an abrogation of responsibility. - Derrick Jensen
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