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Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.
I liked the energy of cooking, the action, the camaraderie. I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach. There are a lot of similarities to it.
We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.
When I was really small, my mother had difficulty keeping me dressed, as I liked to be naked! I definitely had very strong ideas on what I wanted to wear. My favourite look was always Action Man and Spiderman. Now though, I really like beautiful clothes.
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.
Most people don't like change. They revolt against it unless they can clearly see the advantage it brings. For that reason, when good leaders prepare to take action or make changes, they take people through a process to get them ready for it.
John C. Maxwell
I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
There's always ways of motivating yourself to higher levels. Write about it, dream about it. But after that, turn it into action. Don't just dream.
Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
Billie Jean King
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.
Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be.
Ninon de L'Enclos
In constructing the plot and working it out with the proper diction, the poet should place the scene, as far as possible, before his eyes. In this way, seeing everything with the utmost vividness, as if he were a spectator of the action, he will discover what is in keeping with it, and be most unlikely to overlook inconsistencies.
He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold.
And affirmative action is a very nice term for racial discrimination against better-qualified white people in jobs, employment, promotions and scholarships, and college admittance.
Apologies are great, but they don't really change anything. You know what does? Action.
The smug complacency of technology adverts disguises a pretty mixed picture, with too many people not connected, too many passive users of technologies designed for interactive, and far too much talk about empowerment but far too little action to make it happen.
Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.
A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
The world is full of people who have dreams of playing at Carnegie Hall, of running a marathon, and of owning their own business. The difference between the people who make it across the finish line and everyone else is one simple thing: an action plan.
Never confuse movement with action.
Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
John F. Kennedy
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