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Because we have so much eye candy and mind candy, spending so much time trying to pay the rent, all of this conspires to keep us from thinking too hard or taking action from that. Our time is stolen. So much of our daily life is stolen.
You'd be surprised how hard it can often be to translate an action into an idea.
The Stamp Act was a direct tax imposed on the colonies by King George III. This act inevitably led to the American Revolution. Just as the Stamp Act did in 1765, Obamacare should act as a wake-up call. Chief Justice Roberts provides us with a similar call to action.
It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.
Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion all have a double aspect - freedom of thought and freedom of action.
The action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century. If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch.
George W. Bush
Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of action over a long period of time.
Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.
It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate.
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.
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
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.
Action and reaction are equal and opposite.
Action is the antidote to despair.
No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution... revolution is but thought carried into action.
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Only when the voice of duty is silent, or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think of the consequences of a particular action.
What a man calls his 'conscience' is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.
Both the man of science and the man of action live always at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action.
Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.
Getting stress out of your life takes more than prayer alone. You must take action to make changes and stop doing whatever is causing the stress. You can learn to calm down in the way you handle things.
There is little more powerful than when truth joins action.
Bryant H. McGill
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.
You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting. It's very real. It's very strong.
A man's action is only a picture book of his creed.
Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
Billie Jean King
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