In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.
Events of great consequence often spring from trifling circumstances.
Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.
For among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible; which is one of those disgraceful things which a prince must guard against.
What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
The causes of events are ever more interesting than the events themselves.
The weather here is gorgeous. It's mild and feels like it's in the eighties. The hot dog vendors got confused because of the weather and thought it was spring, so they accidentally changed the hot dog water in their carts.
A man has cause for regret only when he sows and no one reaps.
The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years.
The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.
It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope.
War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.
Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men.
But your questions, which are unanswerable without exception, all spring from the same erroneous thinking.
There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune.
The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizarre which seems inherent in them.
Down the road, I'll probably have a kid or two or three. And there will probably be political events or spiritual things to comment on, and humor.
There is hardly a case in which the dispute was not caused by a woman.
In some causes silence is dangerous.
Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
You're meant to be playing the distillation of evil, which can be anything.
Often an entire city has suffered because of an evil man.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.