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A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
Sin, also for those who don't have faith, exists when one goes against one's conscience. To listen to and obey it means, in fact, to decide in face of what is perceived as good or evil. And on this decision pivots the goodness or malice of our action.
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
Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless.
The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
A life which does not go into action is a failure.
Arnold J. Toynbee
No one wants the United Nations to suffer the fate of the League of Nations, which collapsed because it lacked real leverage. This is possible if influential countries bypass the United Nations and take military action without Security Council authorization.
Whatever the dangers of the action we take, the dangers of inaction are far, far greater.
An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.
It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
When too many Americans don't vote or participate, some see apathy and despair. I see disappointment and even outrage. And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action.
A certain amount of impatience may be useful to stimulate and motivate us to action. However, I believe that a lack of patience is a major cause of the difficulties and unhappiness in the world today.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
The only cure for grief is action.
George Henry Lewes
Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit, as well as social and economic change. It requires symbolic as well as practical action.
Yet what you need is not marches, demonstrations, rallies or wide associations, all of them are important. What you need is direct action. The sooner people understand that, the sooner we'll begin to change things.
I do have moments when I feel insecure. I do have moments when I feel jealous, and that's normal. It's a very normal emotion. It's your action and your attitude and your reaction to that that is important.
I think there is a case for strong action and intervention when there is criminality and when the leaders are corrupt or behaving in a criminal fashion.
A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.
America's veterans and troops serving abroad today fought hard to preserve our red, white and blue, from the Revolutionary War to today's Global War Against Terrorism, and Congress' action today is appropriate for one of our most sacred symbols.
A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action.
Direct threats require decisive action.
More coming out about Saddam Hussein. We now know he takes Viagra and he has as many as six mistresses. No wonder Congress is reluctant to take action against this guy - he's one of their own.
By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul.
If you take my performance or my understanding of the role and my appreciation for story and then dress it in CGI, that I guess becomes an action film.
No action hero is more closely associated with cars than James Bond.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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