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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.
It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.
The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.
All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.
Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action.
Paul J. Meyer
I was critical of race-based affirmative action early on in my career and I've changed my mind. And I've publicly acknowledged that I was wrong.
A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.
Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction.
Charles J. Givens
Reformation ends not in contemplation, but in action.
Action breeds inspiration more than inspiration breeds action.
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
We've advanced in the construction of a true free-trade area across South America... What's needed now is less rhetoric and more action.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
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.
It is certain that the inanimate objects by which you are surrounded have a direct action on the brain.
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.
The real 'action' in the liturgy in which we are all supposed to participate is the action of God himself. This is what is new and distinctive about the Christian liturgy: God himself acts and does what is essential.
Pope Benedict XVI
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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