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1. "Oh, the unintended consequences of perfidy!"
Author: Andrew Levkoff
2. "The use of large-scale military force in volatile regions of underdeveloped countries is difficult to do right, has major unintended consequences and rarely turns out to be quick, effective, controlled and short lived."
Author: Dennis C. Blair
3. "We cannot ignore the meaning of mad cow. It is one more warning about unintended consequences, about human arrogance and the blind worship of science."
Author: Eric Schlosser
4. "If there is one lesson for U.S. foreign policy from the past 10 years, it is surely that military intervention can seem simple but is in fact a complex affair with the potential for unintended consequences."
Author: Fareed Zakaria
5. "That's the big difference between [the BookWorld] and [the RealWorld]," said Plum. "When things happen after a randomly pointless event, all that follows is simply unintended consequences, not a coherent narrative thrust that propels the story forward."I rolled the idea of unintended consequences around in my head. "Nope, I said finally, "you've got me on that one.""It confuses me, too," admitted Plum, "but that's the RealWorld for you. A brutal and beautiful place, run for the most part on passion, fads, incentives, and mathematics. A lot of mathematics."
Author: Jasper Fforde
6. "Unintended consequences, he thought miserably.He was angry at his anger, the way it surged upand took over."
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
7. "I hope I'm wrong, but I am afraid that Iraq is going to turn out to be the greatest disaster in American foreign policy - worse than Vietnam, not in the number who died, but in terms of its unintended consequences and its reverberation throughout the region."
Author: Madeleine Albright
8. "Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful."
Author: Margaret J. Wheatley
9. "The law of unintended consequences pushes us ceaselessly through the years, permitting no pause for perspective."
Author: Richard Schickel
10. "We need different perspectives here in Washington - someone who has private-sector experience, somebody who's actually created jobs, manufactures products, understands the incentives and disincentives, the intended and unintended consequences of legislation."
Author: Ron Johnson
11. "Even the most well-meaninggovernment policies have unintended consequences that have harmedthe economy. If government policies were today held accountable the wayprivate businesses are, the scoreboard would say government is failingto help people...and this is a fact."
Author: Ziad K. Abdelnour

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If we know only our own side of the argument, we hardly know even that; it becomes stale, soon learned only by rote, untested, a pallid and lifeless truth."
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