Quote by Robert Cialdini
By concentrating our attention on the effect rather than the causes, we can avoid the laborious, nearly impossible task of trying to detect and deflect the many psychological influences on liking.
This quote suggests that it is more effective to focus on the outcome or impact of something rather than trying to analyze and navigate the complex psychological factors that influence preferences. By prioritizing the observable effects, we can spare ourselves the exhaustive and often unattainable quest of understanding and resisting the multiple psychological influences that shape our likes and dislikes.
Those who give themselves to prayer should in a special manner have always a devotion to St. Joseph; for I know not how any man can think of the Queen of the angels, during the time that she suffered so much with the Infant Jesus, without giving thanks to St. Joseph for the services he rendered them then.