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For the impious act begets more after it, like to the parent stock.

Tags: After, Parent  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

You really have to act your pants off to stay alive. I thrive on that; I rise to the occasion of the circumstances.

Tags: Alive, Off  ✍ Author: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a bill opening one half million square miles of territory in the western United States for settlement.

Tags: Half, United  ✍ Author: Peter Agre

Being a mother, singer and actress is a definite juggling act, but I don't think I would be comfortable any other way.

Tags: Mother, Singer  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

Certain people want to see me solely as a pop act, but there are many different sides to Christina Aguilera besides the pop girl.

Tags: Girl, Sides  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

I want to be an all round entertainer, I want to act, make films, make albums, do whatever I can.

Tags: Films, Whatever  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

I was very pushed to look a certain way and act a certain way, and it wasn't me, but I played by their rules to get my foot in the door.

Tags: Door, Rules  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

I think celebrities have an obligation to the public to not just sing or act.

Tags: Public, Sing  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

People are people the world over. Some are good, some bad, some greedy and some generous. Nations are like people and act the same way.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: George Aiken

Beauty awakens the soul to act.

Tags: Beauty, Soul  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.

Tags: Courage, Rather  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.

Tags: Last, Life  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Tags: Excellence, Habit  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

Tags: Motivational, Quality  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Criticize the act, not the person.

Tags: Criticize  ✍ Author: Mary Kay Ash

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.

Tags: Last, Life  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

The act of dying is one of the acts of life.

Tags: Dying, Life  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Do every act of your life as if it were your last.

Tags: Last, Life  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.

Tags: Fighting, Him  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.

Tags: Concert, Generally  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

As our case is new, we must think and act anew.

Tags: Anew, Case  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

Tags: Conviction, War  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

Tags: Fate, Men  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?

Tags: Human, Rather  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.

Tags: Advice, Others  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran
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Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Tags: Reason, Temper  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary.

Tags: Necessary, Rights  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others.

Tags: Others, Word  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.

Tags: Watching, Whenever  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: Action, Motivational  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.

Tags: May, Single  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Well, I think breathing life into the Endangered Species Act, taking those wolves back into Yellowstone, restoring the salmon in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest.

Tags: Life, Taking  ✍ Author: Bruce Babbitt

In 2003, I introduced and passed The Tornado Shelters Act, which allows local governments to use Community Development Block Grant funds to construct storm shelters in manufactured housing communities.

Tags: Community, Storm  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.

Tags: Learning, Speak  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

NAFTA and GATT have about as much to do with free trade as the Patriot Act has to do with liberty.

Tags: Free, Liberty  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

He hit me 18 times while I was in the act of falling.

Tags: Times, While  ✍ Author: Max Baer

Actors love to act all those death scenes.

Tags: Death, Love  ✍ Author: Colin Baker

I hope I'm always convincing when I act!

Tags: Convincing, Hope  ✍ Author: Colin Baker

We speculate as to what is in store for us. But we not only undergo events, we in part cause them or at least influence their course. We have not only to study them but to act.

Tags: Influence, Study  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

I'd just turned 50, weighed 285, and my doctor had read me the riot act about my health.

Tags: Health, Read  ✍ Author: Daniel Baldwin

To act is to be committed, and to be committed is to be in danger.

Tags: Committed, Danger  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

Storytelling is an ancient and honorable act. An essential role to play in the community or tribe. It's one that I embrace wholeheartedly and have been fortunate enough to be rewarded for.

Tags: Community, Enough  ✍ Author: Russell Banks

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.

Tags: Heaven, Inspirational  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.

Tags: Another, Words  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Deliberation, n.: The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered on.

Tags: Bread, Side  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.

Tags: Less, Often  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.

Tags: Government, Human  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

I've got a tough act to follow.

Tags: Follow, Tough  ✍ Author: Scott Caan

To me, theater is the mecca; if you really love to act, that's where it's the most fun, by a long shot.

Tags: Fun, Love  ✍ Author: Scott Caan

I believe in traditional marriage and I believe in the Defense of Marriage Act.

Tags: Defense, Marriage  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

I really think the Patriot Act violates our Constitution. It was, it is, an illegal act. The Congress, the Senate and the president cannot change the Constitution.

Tags: Cannot, Change  ✍ Author: Peter Camejo

No one in their right mind can say to me with a straight face that the Patriot Act has not aggregated the Fourth Amendment.

Tags: Face, Mind  ✍ Author: Peter Camejo

The EU must be able to act with the speed and flexibility of a network, not the cumbersome rigidity of a bloc. We must not be weighed down by an insistence on a one size fits all approach which implies that all countries want the same level of integration. The fact is that they don't and we shouldn't assert that they do.

Tags: Able, Fact  ✍ Author: David Cameron

There is still a lot of misinformation being spread about higher education funding arrangements under the new Act. The students page on my website sets out the main points in the Act.

Tags: Education, Students  ✍ Author: Anne Campbell

I voted for the Defense of Marriage Act but I do not believe we should institutionalize a form of discrimination against any minority by amending the Constitution.

Tags: Against, Marriage  ✍ Author: Ben Nighthorse Campbell

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.

Tags: Innocence, Nostalgia  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

Tags: Become, Free  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

What this bill says is it reiterates again the deadline, and that the Senate should act before the deadline, and that's what the American people are expecting.

Tags: Again, American  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

You know, we have a fiscal train wreck before us. And unless we act, and act deliberately, we're not going to enable our kids to have what we have. It's plain and simple as that.

Tags: Kids, Simple  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

The bill then says if the Senate does not act, then H.R. 1 (the House-passed bill that cuts $61 billion) will be the law of the land. In addition to that, it says that if all else fails, and the Senate brings about a shutdown, then members should not get their pay.

Tags: Else, Law  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.

Tags: Good, Life  ✍ Author: Truman Capote

The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.

Tags: Cannot, Fear  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.

 ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.

 ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

Tags: Courage, Yourself  ✍ Author: Coco Chanel

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.

Tags: Child, Love  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

I've always supported the DREAM Act. I'm a co-sponsor of the DREAM Act.

Tags: Dream, Supported  ✍ Author: Mario Diaz-Balart

The act of contemplation then creates the thing created.

Tags: Created, Creates  ✍ Author: Isaac D\'Israeli

Acting is not a mystery. There's nothing that I know that other actors don't know. We all act, we're all actors, we all know the same thing. The only thing that separates us is experience.

Tags: Acting, Experience  ✍ Author: Vincent D\'Onofrio

The spirit desires to remain with its body, because, without the organic instruments of that body, it can neither act, nor feel anything.

Tags: Body, Spirit  ✍ Author: DMX

I think that's good that I have to watch how I act and what I say. I think that's a part of growing up.

Tags: Good, Growing  ✍ Author: Puff Daddy

In issues of recent ethnic wars and genocides - particularly if you look at Darfur - one of the most remarkable things is our inability to act, still, despite the years of analyzing and re-analyzing what it does to subsequent generations. We still find a massive inability to step in and step up to the plate, when genocide is happening as we speak.

Tags: Speak, Step  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

I don't act in the way other actresses act, in terms of building or creating a character. I don't transform myself into the role, I invest myself in the role.

Tags: Building, Character  ✍ Author: Beatrice Dalle

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

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

Japan is a great nation. It should begin to act like one.

Tags: Great, Nation  ✍ Author: John C. Danforth

All I ever wanted to do was act.

Tags: Wanted  ✍ Author: Anthony Daniels

There are so many projects that you go into hoping the story works, and here comes a new third act and that kind of thing.

Tags: Here, Story  ✍ Author: Jeff Daniels

I am working on my nightclub act, definitely want to do more singing.

Tags: Singing, Working  ✍ Author: Keith David

There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.

Tags: Political, Politics  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.

Tags: Create, Wealth  ✍ Author: Peter Drucker

I can't act!

 ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

One needs but to say that, in the case of an unfamiliar sequence of syllables, only about seven can be grasped in one act, but that with frequent repetition and gradually increasing familiarity with the series this capacity of consciousness may be increased.

Tags: May, Needs  ✍ Author: Hermann Ebbinghaus

When it gets down to it you just have to act.

 ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

I try to act out of faith.

Tags: Faith, Try  ✍ Author: Marian Wright Edelman

People who don't vote have no line of credit with people who are elected and thus pose no threat to those who act against our interests.

Tags: Against, Vote  ✍ Author: Marian Wright Edelman

The information I requested under the Freedom of Information Act has been blocked for two years.

Tags: Blocked, Freedom  ✍ Author: Kenneth Edmonds

I've never had tastes of people my own age. All of my friends when I was 15 were in their 40s. I'm not actually mature, just very self-conscious around people my own age because I feel like I'm supposed to act the same way they act and I don't know how.

Tags: Age, Friends  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

Architecture is definitely a political act.

Tags: Definitely, Political  ✍ Author: Peter Eisenman

It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something.

Tags: Commit, Intent  ✍ Author: Duke Ellington

Feast of Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr, the man who will not act until he knows all will never act at all.

Tags: Knows, Until  ✍ Author: Jim Elliot

No act can be quite so intimate as the sexual embrace.

Tags: Quite, Sexual  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

I'm not a pop act, churning stuff out really quickly. I find the music that arises from that style of working is distracted, not particularly profound.

Tags: Music, Working  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

I didn't act like I was there. I just got into the story.

Tags: Story  ✍ Author: Jimmy Fallon

If I were doing something that the Bible condemns, I have two choices. I can straighten up my act, or I can somehow distort and twist and change the meaning of the Bible.

Tags: Change, Meaning  ✍ Author: Jerry Falwell

I'm a normal kid, really. I just love to act.

Tags: Love, Normal  ✍ Author: Elle Fanning

You can't act for the editing. You just go in and do the scene the way you think is right.

Tags: Editing, Scene  ✍ Author: Dennis Farina

If a person is treated like a patient, they are apt to act like one.

Tags: Patient, Treated  ✍ Author: Frances Farmer

Tea Party people know that I stood against the Wall Street scam from Day One, that I voted against TARP, that I voted against repealing Glass-Steagall Act that kept these guys under some control.

Tags: Against, Control  ✍ Author: Russ Feingold

Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act.

Tags: Comedy, Sodomy  ✍ Author: Marty Feldman

A cabaret song has got to be written - for the middle voice, ideally - because you've got to hear the wit of the words. And a cabaret song gives the singer room to act, more even than an opera singer.

Tags: Song, Words  ✍ Author: James Fenton
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