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Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.
Action and reaction are equal and opposite.
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.
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.
It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate.
Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation; and honor the reward of 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
Justice is the truth in action.
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.
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
To me an unnecessary action, or shot, or casualty, was not only waste but sin.
T. E. Lawrence
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.
All men of action are dreamers.
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
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.
Action is the antidote to despair.
A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.
Action is always seen as the bottom rung of thespian endeavour, that's just the way it is.
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.
What a man calls his 'conscience' is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.
The undertaking of a new action brings new strength.
Richard L. Evans
Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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