There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things. (Henry V)
The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.
Misfortunes occur only when a man is false… Events, circumstances, etc., have their origin in ourselves. They spring from seeds which we have sown.
Every cause that has not yet produced its effect is an event that has not yet come to its completion.
The general remedy of those who are uneasy without knowing the cause is change of place.
He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dullness in others.
One person plus one typewriter constitutes a movement.
Great causes and little men go ill together.
It is not a field of a few acres of ground, but a cause, that we are defending, and whether we defeat the enemy in one battle, or by degrees, the consequences will be the same.
A bad cause will never be supported by bad means and bad men.