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Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.

Tags: Ethics, Expression  ✍ Author: Jane Addams

The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action.

Tags: Past, Thousand  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

I just want to keep the diversity and the options open. In terms of what I'm looking for, I'd like to do a lead action role.

Tags: Keep, Looking  ✍ Author: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.

Tags: Parents, Room  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

Effective action is always unjust.

Tags: Effective, Unjust  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.

Tags: End, Whole  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.

Tags: Become, Brave  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.

Tags: Failure, Roadblock  ✍ Author: Mary Kay Ash

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

Tags: Life, Pain  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.

Tags: Cannot, Human  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.

Tags: Far, Less  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.

Tags: Often, Words  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

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.

Tags: Alive, Bring  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Tags: Act, Motivational  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.

Tags: Seem, Short  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.

Tags: Suit, Word  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

I never worry about action, but only inaction.

Tags: Inaction, Worry  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

To help U.S. workers, farmers and businesses, and America's long-term economic security, Congress should take decisive action to bring about fair trade with China, instead of squandering this opportunity on a weak Republican bill.

Tags: America, Help  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

Action is the antidote to despair.

Tags: Antidote, Despair  ✍ Author: Joan Baez

But what is drama? Broadly speaking, it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure.

Tags: Interest, Whatever  ✍ Author: George Pierce Baker

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

Tags: Great, Reading  ✍ Author: George Pierce Baker

Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization, in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama.

Tags: Drama, Pleasure  ✍ Author: George Pierce Baker

Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.

Tags: Knowledge, Useless  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

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.

Tags: Give, Hell  ✍ Author: Ralph Bakshi

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.

Tags: Balance, Thinking  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin
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Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.

Tags: Political, Power  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Consult: To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon.

Tags: Decided, Seek  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.

Tags: Thinking, Time  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.

Tags: Life, Sense  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

Goals help you channel your energy into action.

Tags: Energy, Help  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

If the law is a bad law, there is always the contingent right to take action that you would not otherwise take.

Tags: Bad, Law  ✍ Author: James Callaghan

I didn't really watch action films growing up! I grew up on stuff like 'Anne of Green Gables' - that was more when I was in elementary school. It was all I ever watched.

Tags: Growing, School  ✍ Author: Gina Carano

The place of exciting innovation - where the action is - that's Rhode Island!

Tags: Exciting, Place  ✍ Author: Donald L. Carcieri

Being an action star is all I had ever hoped to be. I ultimately knew I would be an action star.

Tags: Knew, Star  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

But, as you have intimated, I am among those who would be very wary of any military action in the light of Saddam Hussein's willingness to allow the weapons inspectors to go in.

Tags: Light, Military  ✍ Author: George Carey

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.

Tags: Food, Whole  ✍ Author: Henry Charles Carey

Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.

Tags: End, Talk  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is solid.

Tags: Depth, Solid  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.

Tags: End, Thought  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.

Tags: Acts, Superior  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

Tags: Cannot, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

The action pictures I've been typically involved with, when somebody gets punched, you really feel the punching, and when somebody gets shot, you really feel the shot.

Tags: Pictures, Somebody  ✍ Author: Anton du Beke

Every action needs to be prompted by a motive.

Tags: Motive, Needs  ✍ Author: DMX

Action breeds inspiration more than inspiration breeds action.

Tags: Breeds  ✍ Author: Willem Dafoe

The action films I will make in the future will be more believable and character-based. I am now on my second cycle of fame, and I want to make films that smell real and are truthful.

Tags: Future, Real  ✍ Author: Jean-Claude Van Damme

In an action film you act in the action. If it's a dramatic film you act in the drama.

Tags: Act, Film  ✍ Author: Jean-Claude Van Damme

We're all capable of anything as human beings. Any emotion, any action. We really are.

Tags: Emotion, Human  ✍ Author: Jeff Daniels

Physical activity can get you going when you are immobilized. Get action in your life, and don't just talk about it. Get into the arena!

Tags: Life, Talk  ✍ Author: John Davidson

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.

Tags: Choice, Self  ✍ Author: John Dewey

This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.

 ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

Justice is truth in action.

Tags: Justice, Truth  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

Tags: Happiness, May  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

I say that justice is truth in action.

Tags: Justice, Truth  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

Tags: Quiet, Reflection  ✍ Author: Peter Drucker

I'm interested to go other places, I've been the boy in the bubble since we've been shooting, I need to go travel a little bit, see where the action is, other than going to see family, of course.

Tags: Family, Travel  ✍ Author: George Eads

I'm thinking in terms of a point of departure, a field of action for performers to express an expressive need of mine which hopefully the context of music would convey.

Tags: Music, Thinking  ✍ Author: John Eaton

A lot of people just go to movies that feed into their preexisting and not so noble needs and desires: They just go to action pictures, and things like that.

Tags: Movies, Needs  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.

Tags: Reap, Shall  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

The adrenaline feeling of jumping out of cliffs and bikes and all of that is very specific to the film. In 'Pac Rim' I'm not doing that so much. There isn't that touch stonework for me in it, but there is a lot of action.

Tags: Feeling, Film  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

The first thing I do is lay out that melody and figure out how it has to hold here and then finish to land here, because you know in advance you're going to want the melody to catch four things in the action.

Tags: Here, Hold  ✍ Author: Danny Elfman

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.

Tags: Theory, Worth  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Tags: Thought  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

I worked for Sam Peckinpah on quite a bit of action in his films, and he got excited once in a while.

Tags: Once, While  ✍ Author: Richard Farnsworth

I don't know what this definition of affirmative action is for some.

Tags: Definition  ✍ Author: Chaka Fattah

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.

Tags: Logic, Wrong  ✍ Author: Lion Feuchtwanger

Action is character.

Tags: Character  ✍ Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

I still like the run and gun action movies and how truly dangerous it can be to make these films.

Tags: Gun, Movies  ✍ Author: Megan Fox

I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it's proactive and there is positive intent behind it.

Tags: Good, Positive  ✍ Author: Michael J. Fox

Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action.

Tags: Demand, Marriage  ✍ Author: Anatole France

Never confuse motion with action.

Tags: Confuse, Motion  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

A man is not good or bad for one action.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

With devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself.

Tags: Devil, Himself  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

Words mean nothing. Action is the only thing. Doing. That's the only thing.

Tags: Mean, Words  ✍ Author: Ernest Gaines

A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.

Tags: Thought, Until  ✍ Author: John Galsworthy

Action expresses priorities.

Tags: Expresses, Priorities  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.

Tags: Human, Thought  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Climate change is such a huge issue that it requires strong, concerted, consistent and enduring action by governments.

Tags: Change, Strong  ✍ Author: Peter Garrett

Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied.

Tags: Become, Brain  ✍ Author: William E. Gladstone

Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.

Tags: Ignorance, Terrible  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Both of these branches of evolutionary science, are, in my opinion, in the closest causal connection; this arises from the reciprocal action of the laws of heredity and adaptation.

Tags: Opinion, Science  ✍ Author: Ernst Haeckel

Sooner or later something had to give. But President Bush, faced with the unprecedented affront of 9-11, could not wait to take action. So he had to do what we were capable of doing, and he did it brilliantly.

Tags: Give, Wait  ✍ Author: Alexander Haig

One of the great things about the 'Iron Man' franchise is that they employ fascinating actors who don't necessarily do action movies. Before 'Iron Man' you didn't associate Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow with those kinds of films. There's an emphasis on repartee and wit.

Tags: Great, Movies  ✍ Author: Rebecca Hall

No action hero is more closely associated with cars than James Bond.

Tags: Car, Hero  ✍ Author: Richard Hammond

Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.

Tags: Life, Time  ✍ Author: Learned Hand

We should seek the greatest value of our action.

Tags: Greatest, Value  ✍ Author: Stephen Hawking

Never confuse movement with action.

Tags: Confuse, Movement  ✍ Author: Ernest Hemingway

Never mistake motion for action.

Tags: Brainy, Mistake  ✍ Author: Ernest Hemingway

Action is the real measure of intelligence.

Tags: Intelligence, Real  ✍ Author: Napoleon Hill

It is most pleasant to commit a just action which is disagreeable to someone whom one does not like.

Tags: Pleasant, Someone  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Action is the normal completion of the act of will which begins as prayer. That action is not always external, but it is always some kind of effective energy.

Tags: Energy, Prayer  ✍ Author: Dean Inge

In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.

Tags: Era, Road  ✍ Author: Robert Green Ingersoll

The person that made me want to make movies, and the reason I do films, is Bruce Lee. He was an incredible actor, and he had a lot of charisma. Handsome, action, you know, everything was there. I loved Bruce Lee.

Tags: Movies, Reason  ✍ Author: LL Cool J

Comic book fans have loved Wolverine, and all the 'X-Men' characters, for more than the action. I think that's what set it apart from many of the other comic books. In the case of Wolverine, when he appeared, he was a revolution really. He was the first anti-hero.

Tags: Book, Revolution  ✍ Author: Hugh Jackman

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.

Tags: Thinking, Time  ✍ Author: Andrew Jackson

In baseball, I was a pitcher, which I hated because there was no action there.

Tags: Baseball, Hated  ✍ Author: Bo Jackson

We entered the 20th century trying to deal with three ideas purporting to define or describe or explain three spheres of action, development and conflict: Darwin on the natural world, Freud on the internal world, Marx on the economic world.

Tags: Three, Trying  ✍ Author: Brandon T. Jackson

If you don't like affirmative action, what is your plan to guarantee a level playing field of opportunity?

Tags: Plan, Playing  ✍ Author: Maynard Jackson

Because I was poor I had one special advantage. When you are poor, and basic survival is your concern, you have no alternative but to be an entrepreneur. You must take action to survive just as you must take action to seize an opportunity.

Tags: Poor, Special  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

The international proletariat first appeared on the scene in the early Thirties of the nineteenth century, and its first great action was the French Revolution of 1848.

Tags: Great, Revolution  ✍ Author: C. L. R. James

Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.

Tags: Happiness, May  ✍ Author: William James