The cities of the world are concentric, isomorphic, synchronic. Only one exists and you are always in the same one. It's the effect of their permanent revolution, their intense circulation, their instantaneous magnetism.
Nonsense is to sense, as shade to light; it heightens effect.
Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burned, tortured, fined, and imprisoned, yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half of the world fools and the other half hypocrites.
Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations... can never effect a reform.
A flower's appeal is in its contradictions - so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect.
Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.
Words differently arranged have a different meaning and meanings differently arranged have a different effect.
Our chief usefulness to humanity rests on our combining power with high purpose. Power undirected by high purpose spells calamity, and high purpose by itself is utterly useless if the power to put it into effect is lacking
The more one considers the matter, the clearer it becomes that redistribution is in effect far less a redistribution of free income from the richer to the poorer, as we imagined, than a redistribution of power from the individual to the State.
Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself. ... [I] hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts
My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - can effect the quality of life of the people.
Giving up witchcraft is, in effect, giving up the Bible
I have made an important discovery... that alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, produces all the effect of intoxication.
The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper, owing to the calm of their good fortune.
If we were all given by magic the power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships.
Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it.
It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.
All wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance.
The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence.
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
There have been few things in my life which have had a more genial effect on my mind than the possession of a piece of land.
We do not regard it as acceptable that those of us who regard it as our duty to challenge any legislation which may have the effect of detracting from the civil rights and individual liberties if any citizen if the UK should be traduced in this way.
Self-denial is not a virtue, it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
In Japan, the novelty effect [of new models] is stronger than anywhere.