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Action is character.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time.
Moving from chair to chair, from coffee machine to coffee machine is the limit of my action in most films. But I enjoy being cast in them because I love watching them.
Through their own actions, customers can hold companies responsible to higher standards of social responsibility. Through collective action, they can leverage their dollars to combat the force of those investors who myopically pursue profits at the expense of the rest of society.
As information technology restructures the work situation, it abstracts thought from action.
I have been very encouraged by President Obama's call to action on climate change both at his Inauguration and in the State of the Union Address. This is a global imperative. I also welcome President Obama's intention to pursue reductions in nuclear arsenals.
Affirmative action has a negative effect on our society when it means counting us like so many beans and dividing us into separate piles.
A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.
In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one.
Rainer Maria Rilke
I think of myself as a catalyst of action and a messenger of hope, turning people onto themselves and turning people onto their dreams.
All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.
Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction.
Charles J. Givens
A little light on the RPG elements but heavy on action, 'Mass Effect 2' was the game that created a world of characters that I actually cared about. When it came down to making those tough decisions during the final mission, I actually had to put the controller down and think about my choices.
The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit; and different beliefs are distinguished by the different modes of action to which they give rise.
Charles Sanders Peirce
The whole enterprise of teaching managers is steeped in the ethic of data-driven analytical support. The problem is, the data is only available about the past. So the way we've taught managers to make decisions and consultants to analyze problems condemns them to taking action when it's too late.
Clayton M. Christensen
Man, like other organisms, is so perfectly coordinated that he may easily forget, whether awake or asleep, that he is a colony of cells in action, and that it is the cells which achieve, through him, what he has the illusion of accomplishing himself.
To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction, or, the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts.
I will make action movies, I think, for a few more years, another five years.
I don't want to be an action star, an action star's life is so short. I want my life to get longer, I want my career to get longer.
We wanted to solve robot problems and needed some vision, action, reasoning, planning, and so forth. We even used some structural learning, such as was being explored by Patrick Winston.
The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, and the related Accra Agenda for Action, are useful policy instruments that set out the mutual responsibilities of donors and recipient countries.
While there's no substitute for real experience, I believe it helps to hear and share stories of resourcefulness in action - almost like case studies in school.
Iraq will not allow any action on its soil that could harm the U.S. We don't want any action from our soil to target our neighbors.
Japan's inexplicable lack of response to even consider a move to re-open their market to U.S. beef will sorely tempt economic trade action against Japan.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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