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To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
Yet we act as if simple cause and effect is at work. We push to find the one simple reason things have gone wrong. We look for the one action, or the one person, that created this mess. As soon as we find someone to blame, we act as if we've solved the problem.
Margaret J. Wheatley
It's always irritated me that people say, 'Where's the action? Oh wow, there's no action here; let's go somewhere else.' These people will never find the action.
David Lee Roth
Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion all have a double aspect - freedom of thought and freedom of action.
Nothing happens in a vacuum in life: every action has a series of consequences, and sometimes it takes a long time to fully understand the consequences of our actions.
All fiction is about people, unless it's about rabbits pretending to be people. It's all essentially characters in action, which means characters moving through time and changes taking place, and that's what we call 'the plot'.
But the action film genre is gonna have to come up with some new bad guys.
Critical and liberating dialogue, which presupposes action, must be carried on with the oppressed at whatever the stage of their struggle for liberation. The content of that dialogue can and should vary in accordance with historical conditions and the level at which the oppressed perceive reality.
Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
Claude Adrien Helvetius
When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take - choose the bolder.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never do today what you can do tomorrow. Something may occur to make you regret your premature action.
The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.
Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
James Russell Lowell
Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.
Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
William Butler Yeats
So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
Only through the conscious action of the working masses in city and country can it be brought to life, only through the people's highest intellectual maturity and inexhaustible idealism can it be brought safely through all storms and find its way to port.
Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
Henri Frederic Amiel
What I would say to the young men and women who are beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty, not like going to the zoo but to take action, to open their hearts and their consciences.
You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting. It's very real. It's very strong.
Tanks being deployed far forward is an indication of offensive action; tanks in depth is an indication of defensive action.
I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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