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The silent majority distrusts people who believe in causes.

Author: Brian Moore (1921)

Profession: Irish Novelist

It isn't until you begin to fight in your own cause that you (a) become really committed to winning, and (b) become a genuine ally of other people struggling for their freedom.

Author: Robin Morgan (1941)

Profession: American Feminist Author, Poet

Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference.

Author: Iris Murdoch (1919)

Profession: British Novelist, Philosopher

Great causes and little men go ill together.

Author: Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)

Profession: Indian Nationalist, Statesman

You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I tell you: it is the good war that hallows every cause.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

A man who has never lost himself in a cause bigger than himself has missed one of life's mountaintop experiences. Only in losing himself does he find himself. Only then does he discover all the latent strengths he never knew he had and which otherwise would have remained dormant.

Author: Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994)

Profession: Thirty-seventh President of the USA

A bad cause will never be supported by bad means and bad men.

Author: Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

Profession: Anglo-American Political Theorist, Writer

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.

Author: Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

Profession: Anglo-American Political Theorist, Writer

If you want to be an orator, first get your great cause.

Author: Wendell Phillips (1811-1884)

Profession: American Reformer, Orator

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.

Author: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Profession: Twenty-sixth President of the USA

No cause is helpless if it is just. Errors, no matter how popular, carry the seeds of their own destruction.

Author: John W. Scoville

Profession:

Life is not an easy matter. You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.

Author: Leon Trotsky (1879-1940)

Profession: Russian Revolutionary