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With devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself.
One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.
Action and reaction are equal and opposite.
Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.
Bipartisanship is nice, but it cannot be a substitute for action, not having it cannot prevent us from going forward.
The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.
Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation; and honor the reward of 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.
Mark this well, you proud men of action! you are, after all, nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate.
Justice is the truth in action.
Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Direct action is the logical, consistent method of Anarchism.
The danger of the Internet is cocooning with the like-minded online - of sending an email or Twitter and confusing that with action - while the real corporate and military and government centers of power go right on.
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 cures fear, inaction creates terror.
To me an unnecessary action, or shot, or casualty, was not only waste but sin.
T. E. Lawrence
The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction.
Harry S Truman
One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
To be without guile is to be free of deceit, cunning, hypocrisy, and dishonesty in thought or action.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
All men of action are dreamers.
When our governments want to sell us a course of action, they do it by making sure it's the only thing on the agenda, the only thing everyone's talking about. And they pre-load the ensuing discussion with highly selected images, devious and prejudicial language, dubious linkages, weak or false 'intelligence' and selected 'leaks.'
I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Most action is based on redemption and revenge, and that's a formula. Moby Dick was formula. It's how you get to the conclusion that makes it interesting.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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