Action Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Action

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The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.
~By Edward W. Howe ~


Stock prices have been quoted in fractions for two centuries, based on a system descended from Spanish pieces of eight. Each dollar was cut into eight bits worth 12.5 cents each.
~By Charles A. Jaffe ~


The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
~By Andy Warhol ~


I have great satisfaction in stating that our relations with France, Russia, and other powers continue on the most friendly basis.
~By James Monroe ~


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 ~


Or like in the early 70's when we had the reaction against acid rock and all the fuzz tone, and feedback, and the noise. And you had James Taylor and everyone went acoustic and that.
~By Lester Bangs ~


The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.
~By Francesco Guicciardini ~


I know we can't abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation.
~By Belva Lockwood ~


Finally, the House is working to require a comprehensive federal review of IRS regulations with a follow-up report to Congress on possible actions to reduce the tax paperwork burden imposed on small businesses.
~By Michael K. Simpson ~


Even scientific knowledge, if there is anything to it, is not a random observation of random objects; for the critical objectivity of significant knowledge is attained as a practice only philosophically in inner action.
~By Karl Jaspers ~


I don't think Will does get upstaged because his reaction is always funnier than what is actually happening. That is also the reason Tommy is funnier than Will.
~By Barry Sonnenfeld ~


May the days be aimless. Do not advance action according to a plan.
~By Don DeLillo ~


You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.
~By H. Jackson Brown, Jr. ~


Soon afterwards I studied the inversion of sugar in the light of these considerations and immediately found that this classical reaction, too, was determined quantitatively by the same property of the acids, as was of course to be expected from the previous results.
~By Wilhelm Ostwald ~


Live action writers will give you a structure, but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure.
~By Ralph Bakshi ~


The whole action of the laws tended to increase the number of consumers of food and to diminish the number of producers, was due the invention of the Malthusian theory of population.
~By Henry Charles Carey ~


For the president to resign now would be wrong. President Clinton may have debased himself with his behavior, but we shouldn't debase the office with an impulsive overreaction.
~By George Stephanopoulos ~


What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.
~By Meister Eckhart ~


We are distressed by the unilateral actions of those provinces that are clearly determined to redefine what our common faith was once.
~By Peter Akinola ~


The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


Words mean nothing. Action is the only thing. Doing. That's the only thing.
~By Ernest Gaines ~


More negatives write than call. It's a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic.
~By John Hall ~


What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.
~By William Shakespeare ~


We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.
~By Doris Lessing ~


And nothing embittered me, which is important, because I think ethnic people and women in this society can end up being embittered because of the lack of affirmative action, you know.
~By James Earl Jones ~


Then suddenly something just kicked me. I kind of woke up and realised that I was in a different atmosphere than you normally are. My immediate reaction was to back off, slow down.
~By Ayrton Senna ~


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 ~


In reading plays, however, it should always be remembered that any play, however great, loses much when not seen in action.
~By George P. Baker ~


Action, so to speak, is the genius of nature.
~By Robert Blair ~


The final upshot of thinking is the exercise of volition, and of this thought no longer forms a part; but belief is only a stadium of mental action, an effect upon our nature due to thought, which will influence future thinking.
~By Charles Sanders Peirce ~


In any ethical situation, the thing you want least to do is probably the right action.
~By Jerry Pournelle ~


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.
~By Paul Wellstone ~


Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.
~By Pythagoras ~


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 ~


Instead of the international police action we had hoped for during the war in Kosovo, there are wars again - conducted with state-of-the-art technology, but still in the old style.
~By Jurgen Habermas ~


Based on observations of the policies of my own government, I viewed this action as an acceptable option.
~By Timothy McVeigh ~


Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
~By Anais Nin ~


Aggression is the most common behavior used by many organizations, a nearly invisible medium that influences all decisions and actions.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction.
~By Leon Trotsky ~


And we think that our citizens and yours would be very angry if they thought that we hadn't taken every possible step for prevention and then for joint action in the likelihood of those who threaten our lives and our well- being, taking action at the same time.
~By David Blunkett ~


At the same time, reading an action script... It makes me wonder. Was The Matrix a good script? I don't know.
~By Shane West ~


National Action Network, the group I founded, has affiliates or chapters in over 40 cities around the country.
~By Al Sharpton ~


Progress is the attraction that moves humanity.
~By Marcus Garvey ~


So when the only domestic social policy is tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans, we say, 'Where is faith being put into action here?'
~By Jim Wallis ~


But the nature of my main work in chemistry can be better represented by more than 280 English publications, of which roughly 200 concern the theory of chemical reactions and related subjects.
~By Kenichi Fukui ~


Giving up represents a choice you make when you decide not to take action on something over which you actually do have control.
~By Darren L. Johnson ~


Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.
~By Denis Waitley ~


The president is being denounced for not taking the kind of pre-emptive action in Afghanistan that he has been so passionately denounced for taking in Iraq. Damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.
~By Ferdinand Mount ~


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.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
~By Charles de Gaulle ~


And I agreed the feeling of action as he was flying or jumping or leaping - a flowing cape would give it movement. It really helped, and it was very easy to draw.
~By Joe Shuster ~


An action doesn't have to be wrong just because it is not logical. It doesn't have to be right just because it has its logic.
~By Lion Feuchtwanger ~


Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
~By Jawaharlal Nehru ~


Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit, as well as social and economic change. It requires symbolic as well as practical action.
~By Malcolm Fraser ~


Take the word of experience, I speak the truth: inaction is safest in danger.
~By Silius Italicus ~


The accumulation of personal wealth and the extension of commercial transactions have developed a great and lamentable increase in certain classes of crimes, while the improvements in transport have largely facilitated the escape of fugitive criminals.
~By Edward Blake ~


Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
~By Theodore Roosevelt ~


Everybody gets typecast in movies, but you have to make wise choices. I'd say around 90 percent of movie casting is about the way you look, so you have to fight that. If producers had their way, I'd only be in action films, but I'm interested in a more varied career than that.
~By Famke Janssen ~


To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.
~By Edward de Bono ~


I love New York. I was sad, depressed and incredibly moved by our fellow countrymen and what they've done. I wanted to give people a chance to see something funny, have a distraction.
~By Ben Stiller ~


The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.
~By Charles Lamb ~


Our present nuclear fusion reactors are classified by the methods used to support the nuclear fusion reaction, which takes place at a temperature much hotter than the surface of the Sun.
~By Wilson Greatbatch ~


I choose bold. I choose action. I choose what's right for the people. I choose to make a difference.
~By Bill Richardson ~


So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
~By Immanuel Kant ~


But the way people commonly use the word nowadays it means something all of whose parts are mutually interdependent - not only for their mutual action, but for their meaning and for their existence.
~By David Bohm ~


Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence, but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace.
~By John Desmond Bernal ~


It is important to consider whether the sample size selected by the Environmental Genome Project will provide sufficient power to discover most alleles relevant to gene-environment interactions.
~By Samuel Wilson ~


I found my voice was a reaction to all that voice stuff.
~By Kathy Acker ~


I can imagine that the Iraqis undertake the destruction out of fear. If they had denied it, if they had said no, that certainly would have played into the hands of those that would like to take armed action immediately. I have no illusions in that regard.
~By Hans Blix ~


But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action.
~By Joshua Chamberlain ~


Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.
~By Honore De Balzac ~


But whatever the POV, and the difficulty of forcing the action into a particular frame, stay within it.
~By Arthur Herzog ~


I'm an action fanatic.
~By Noah Hathaway ~


Multi-tasking arises out of distraction itself.
~By Marilyn vos Savant ~


We were so fundamental that almost everything had been stripped away from the place of worship. Think of the role words can play, when all other enticements and sensual attractions are gone.
~By James D. Houston ~


At the same time, I think books create a sort of network in the reader's mind, with one book reinforcing another. Some books form relationships. Other books stand in opposition. No two writers or readers have the same pattern of interaction.
~By Margaret Mahy ~


Some of the things you read you get an immediate reaction to so I've stopped reading things now. I do worry about my family though. Some people do try some nasty things to get at them and try and get a reaction from them.
~By Russell Crowe ~


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.
~By Stephen Fry ~


When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isn't a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
~By James A. Baldwin ~


The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction.
~By Michael Moore ~


I was induced to establish several orders of merit, from conviction that emulation, well directed, becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius of some youth is more easily brought into action this way, than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


There is another thing about a kid, if we all remember, that you have an attraction to evil. Evil is exciting and evil is interesting, and plenty of kids have a fascination for it.
~By Thomas Foran ~


Democrats are committed to mapping a new direction in Iraq, and we will work with the President and the new Defense Secretary to ensure that the will of the American people guides our future actions.
~By Jim Clyburn ~


Our show is less about a girl who is doing miracles and more about the domino effect of this girl's life, and how everyone else is affected. Our show seems to be a questioning show as opposed to an action sort of fairy tale.
~By Amber Tamblyn ~


Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
~By G. M. Trevelyan ~


But picketing - picketing for or against something, and handing out literature - these are conspicuously formal actions. They have to be understood as indirect communication.
~By Tony Conrad ~


I say that justice is truth in action.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


As far as playing jazz, no other art form, other than conversation, can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction.
~By Stan Getz ~


We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.
~By Saint Augustine ~


The inner thought coming from the heart represents the real motives and desires. These are the cause of action.
~By Raymond Holliwell ~


I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.
~By Abigail Adams ~


A Labour party is not a debating club, it is a party of action.
~By Karl Radek ~


It has long been known that the chemical atomic weight of hydrogen was greater than one-quarter of that of helium, but so long as fractional weights were general there was no particular need to explain this fact, nor could any definite conclusions be drawn from it.
~By Francis William Aston ~


So I ask the nuclear powers to abandon the out-of-date thinking of the Cold War period and take a fresh look. Above all, I appeal to them to bear in mind the long-term threat that nuclear weapons pose to humankind and to begin action towards their elimination.
~By Joseph Rotblat ~


Every chemical reaction has a transition state.
~By Derek Harold Richard Barton ~


My satisfaction comes from my commitment to advancing a better world.
~By Faye Wattleton ~


In the Federal Government, electronic records are as indispensable as their paper counterparts for documenting citizens' rights, the actions for which officials are accountable, and the nation's history.
~By Allen Weinstein ~


My entry into the environmental arena was through the issue that so dramatically - and destructively - demonstrates the link between science and social action: nuclear weapons.
~By Barry Commoner ~

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March 2 ,2024
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