A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward.
~ A Clash of Kings
by George R. R. Martin
To get things done, you must love the doing, not the secondary consequences. The work, not the people. Your own action, not any possible object of your charity.
~ The Fountainhead
by Ayn Rand
Nature takes no account of moral consequences.
~ The Awakening
by Kate Chopin
"Society is built on marriage," came from between her father's close lips; "marriage and its consequences."
~ The Forsyte Saga
by John Galsworthy
"Consequences are unpitying. Our deeds carry their terrible consequences, quite apart from any fluctuations that went before--consequences that are hardly ever confined to ourselves. "
~ Adam Bede
by George Eliot
"And oftentimes to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths; win us with honest trifles, to betray's in deepest consequence."
by William Shakespeare