Action Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Action

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Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.
~By Howard Zinn ~


Speech is the mirror of action.
~By Solon ~


My personal belief is that you carry your own water in a relationship. If you see a girl and you think she's hot, that's a very human reaction, but you don't go and tell your spouse that, you know? So in one way it's how you behave.
~By Mark Ruffalo ~


Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn't matter.
~By Arnold Schwarzenegger ~


While Americans have heard of Darfur and think we should be doing more there, they aren't actually angry at the president about inaction.
~By Nicholas D. Kristof ~


The one indication that I got that I was doing the right job in Bosnia was that at different periods of time all the factions came down very hard on me.
~By John Pomfret ~


If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.
~By Fran Lebowitz ~


A dramatist is one who believes that the pure event, an action involving human beings, is more arresting than any comment that can be made upon it.
~By Thornton Wilder ~


I'm a judge. It seemed to me that it was critical to try to take action to stem the criticism and help people understand that in the constitutional framework, it's terribly important not to have a system of retaliation against decisions people don't like.
~By Sandra Day O'Connor ~


When anger rushes unrestrained to action, like a hot steed, it stumbles on its way. The man of thought strikes deepest and strikes safely.
~By Richard Savage ~


An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
~By Jack Welch ~


All moral laws are merely statements that certain kinds of actions will have good effects.
~By George Edward Moore ~


Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.
~By Giorgos Seferis ~


Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
~By Miguel de Cervantes ~


The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests.
~By Gail Sheehy ~


Congress first took action against steroids by passing The Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990.
~By Jim Sensenbrenner ~


Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.
~By Kwame Nkrumah ~


We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.
~By Isaac Bashevis Singer ~


Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
~By Plato ~


For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
~By Thomas B. Macaulay ~


As soon as one nation claims the right to take preventive action, other countries will naturally do the same. If we go down that road, where are we going?
~By Jacques Chirac ~


All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


Many a revolution started with the actions of a few. Only 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence. A few hanging together can lead a nation to change.
~By Wynton Marsalis ~


Even at its most perceptive, sociology deals in abstractions.
~By Richard Russo ~


By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead.
~By John Acton ~


The tragedy of 9/11 galvanised the American superpower into action, leaving us in Europe divided in its wake.
~By Douglas Hurd ~


The reactions haven't differed; the concerns have been different. When I read for a predominantly Indian audience, there are more questions that are based on issues of identity and representation.
~By Jhumpa Lahiri ~


Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed with the estimate and chose a course of action less ambitious and aggressive than recommended by their advisers.
~By David Kay ~


Politics is human beings; it's addition rather than subtraction.
~By Donald Rumsfeld ~


Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
~By Sallust ~


If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.
~By Alex Noble ~


I'm kind of looking for something with a lot less action and more talking and listening.
~By Brandon Routh ~


I think a lot of times it's not money that's the primary motivation factor; it's the passion for your job and the professional and personal satisfaction that you get out of doing what you do that motivates you.
~By Martin Yan ~


But the system of prices ruling the market not only transmits information in the light of which economic agents can mutually adjust their actions, it also provides them with an incentive to exercise economy in terms of money.
~By Michael Polanyi ~


American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
~By Henry B. Adams ~


My first husband would never make up his mind in less than five years, so I used to get him to think that whatever course of action needed to be taken was his idea. Then he'd go right ahead.
~By Mary Wesley ~


Through his mastery of storytelling techniques, he has managed to separate his character, in the public mind, from his actions as president. He has, in short, mesmerized us with that steady gaze.
~By James Nathan Miller ~


The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country.
~By Bhumibol Adulyadej ~


The gastric laboratory uses its protein ferment under an acid reaction.
~By Ivan Pavlov ~


We have one of our priests in prison right now, Steve Kelly, for his antiwar actions, and three of us in the community are forbidden to visit him because we're all convicted felons.
~By Daniel Berrigan ~


I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction. A husband lives and breathes his work all day long. If he comes home to more table thumping, how can the poor man ever relax?
~By Jackie Kennedy ~


Although Customs and Border Protection analyzes cargo and other information to target specific shipments for closer inspection, it still physically inspects only a small fraction of the containers under its purview.
~By Mike Fitzpatrick ~


I think the older I get the more creative I get, I don't have the distractions that I had when I was younger.
~By Marc Almond ~


The critic is a man who prefers the indolence of opinion to the trials of action.
~By John Mason Brown ~


Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.
~By Abu Bakr ~


Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
~By Peter Drucker ~


At that point it certainly would be called abstract. That is to say, you had a model and there'd be one or two or three people there drawing the model but otherwise you had abstractions all around the room, even though the model was in front of you.
~By Lee Krasner ~


Real answers need to be found in dialogue and interaction and, yes, our shared human condition. This means being open to one another instead of simply fighting to maintain a prescribed position.
~By Malcolm Boyd ~


Direct threats require decisive action.
~By Dick Cheney ~


On the way to work good-hearted young girls sometimes offer me their seats, which I accept and bless them in return, a transaction satisfying to all concerned.
~By Lionel Blue ~


Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
~By Elbert Hubbard ~


Even within the band, if I cannot manage to persuade the members of what I see to be the next course of action, how do you expect the group to deal with the expectations of thousands of people. It is not possible.
~By Robert Fripp ~


As information technology restructures the work situation, it abstracts thought from action.
~By Shoshana Zuboff ~


The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


That's one of the great things about DVD: In addition to reaching people who didn't catch the movie in theaters, you get to have this interaction of sorts.
~By Harold Ramis ~


The actions of the terrorist organizations, Hezbollah, in Lebanon, and Hamas, in Gaza, against Israel are unconscionable. Instead of working towards peace, these terrorist organizations have chosen to perpetuate the violence.
~By Alcee Hastings ~


My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions.
~By Omar Bongo ~


A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that's subtraction.
~By Mae West ~


I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that. I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.
~By Aaliyah ~


I like working on stage because there's something very immediate about it, that interaction with an audience where you immediately hear their reaction, or feel them, whether they're with you.
~By Saffron Burrows ~


Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth.
~By Evelyn Waugh ~


One of Netscape's main attractions to customers from Day One is that we provide alternatives. And that's cherished by many customers - certainly not all.
~By Jim Barksdale ~


It's like the old rule-if you introduce a gun into the first act of a play, it's going to be used in the third act. So if you do a movie about criminals, you have to accept there's going to be Some action.
~By Harold Ramis ~


If the lives of men can be measured in terms of years, ideologies in decades, and nations in centuries, then the unit measuring civilizations, born of the interaction among peoples, would be the millennium.
~By Abdelaziz Bouteflika ~


Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


I'm very aware how many distractions the reader has in life today, how many good reasons there are to put the book down.
~By David McCullough ~


Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
~By Albert Einstein ~


A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
~By Confucius ~


The self thus becomes aware of itself, at least in its practical action, and discovers itself as a cause among other causes and as an object subject to the same laws as other objects.
~By Jean Piaget ~


Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.
~By Andre Breton ~


All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.
~By Albert Einstein ~


I didn't have a lot of overtly political songs. I think it was more the actions of the group that were threatening to the authorities, and also our political philosophies apart from the music.
~By Greg Ginn ~


You're really creative when you're in an environment that you don't know how to handle. So collaborating was like that for me. I think that was one of the reasons why I knew I was gonna get a challenging reaction.
~By Liz Phair ~


Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.
~By Will Rogers ~


It's not the situation... It's your reaction to the situation.
~By Robert Conklin ~


Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
~By Barry Commoner ~


As this world was not intended to be a state of any great satisfaction or high enjoyment, so neither was it intended to be a mere scene of unhappiness and sorrow.
~By Joseph Butler ~


A man's most open actions have a secret side to them.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


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.
~By Harry S. Truman ~


The first reaction to truth is hatred.
~By Tertullian ~


Bush is very clever. When the debate should have been about the deterioration of our cities and the lack of action by government, he sent in his idiot to make an outrageous statement about Murphy Brown.
~By Tim Robbins ~


A Rook is of the value of five Pawns and a fraction, and may be exchanged for a minor Piece and two Pawns. Two Rooks may be exchanged for three minor Pieces.
~By Howard Staunton ~


Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


There is something very basic to the sense of listening. The sense of hearing is the only one that operates totally from vibrations, without other physical or chemical reactions to receive the sensations.
~By Henry Reed ~


Yet what you need is not marches, demonstrations, rallies or wide associations, all of them are important. What you need is direct action. The sooner people understand that, the sooner we'll begin to change things.
~By Arthur Scargill ~


People enjoy the interaction on the Internet, and the feeling of belonging to a group that does something interesting: that's how some software projects are born.
~By Linus Torvalds ~


The commune movement is part of a reawakening of belief in the possibilities for utopia that existed in the nineteenth century and exist again today, a belief that by creating the right social institution, human satisfaction and growth can be achieved.
~By Rosabeth Moss Kanter ~


For instance, when I go to the premiere on Tuesday I probably won't watch the film at all - I'll be watching the audience just to see their reaction to different moments, what I'm doing right and what I'm doing wrong, stuff like that.
~By Devon Sawa ~


Inaction may be safe, but it builds nothing.
~By Dave Freudenthal ~


You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke than true action or passion out of your modern English religion.
~By John Ruskin ~


Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
~By Norman Vincent Peale ~


To be loved is important as is having a sense of accomplishment but to love is equally important in life especially when it is combined with taking action to do something for someone else to make their life better.
~By Richard Kiel ~


An author who sets about to depict events of the past that have run their course is suspected of wishing to avoid the problems of the present day, of being, in other words, a reactionary.
~By Lion Feuchtwanger ~


We work because it's a chain reaction, each subject leads to the next.
~By Charles Eames ~


It definitely seems like we are connecting with people, which is nice, because I've had a lot of music do the same for me. It's not like I don't I understand why we get the reactions we do.
~By Jon Crosby ~


Every law is an infraction of liberty.
~By Jeremy Bentham ~


Man is most happy, when his own actions are arguments and examples of his virtue.
~By John Webster ~


Pornography is human imagination in tense theatrical action; its violations are a protest against the violations of our freedom by nature.
~By Camille Paglia ~

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February 5 ,2023
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