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All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.
Demosthenes

Instead of a clear call for repentance we have been offered warms words of sentimentality for those who have shown no godly sorrow for their actions.
Peter Akinola

...and later we will have action from the men's cockless pairs...
Sue Barker

Poverty must have its satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people
Don Herold

Our actions are our own; their consequences belong to Heaven
St Francis Of Assisi

In the West audiences think I am a stereotyped action star, or that I always play hitmen or killers. But in Hong Kong, I did a lot of comedy, many dramatic films, and most of all, romantic roles, lots of love stories.
Chow Yun-Fat

The double law of attraction and radiation or of sympathy and antipathy, of fixedness and movement, which is the principle of Creation, and the perpetual cause of life.
Albert Pike

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
Amy Lowell

You may fail to shine, in the opinion of others, both in your conversation and actions, from being superior, as well as inferior to them
Fulke Greville

I thank heaven I have often had it in my power to give help and relief, and this is still my greatest pleasure. If I could choose my sphere of action now, it would be that of the most simple and direct efforts of this kind.
Reinhold Niebuhr

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

Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.
Will Rogers

Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action; and give them your ultimate trust.
John Akers

Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.
Orison Swett Marden

Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
Adlai E Stevenson

Let the relationship mature and allow those transactions to emerge which are relevant and when they are ready to come out.
Thomas Power

He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
Henry Ward Beecher

I was watching the Blackburn game on TV on Sunday when it flashed on the screen that George (Ndah) had scored in the first minute at Birmingham. My first reaction was to ring him up. Then I remembered he was out there playing.
Ade Akinbiyi

The great principle of human satisfaction is engagement
William Paley

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.
John Stuart Mill

The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.
Henry Miller

At that moment I hated Gordon Banks more than any man in soccer. [on Pele's reaction to his save]
Simon Kuper

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.
Anais Nin

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Conrad Hilton

Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action to all eternity
Johann Lavater

What should move us to action is human dignity: the inalienable dignity of the oppressed, but also the dignity of each of us. We lose dignity if we tolerate the intolerable
Dominique De Menil

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.
Lion Feuchtwanger

Only the actions of the just smell sweet and blossom in the dust.
Barbara Bush

There is no defence for my actions which I sincerely regret. [on an affair with nanny Daisy Wright]
Jude Law

The silent power of books is a great power in the world; and there is a joy in reading them which those alone can know who read them with desire and enthusiasm. Silent, passive, and noiseless though they be, they may yet set in action countless multitudes, and change the order of nations
Henry Giles

A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.
Anthony Robbins

I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.
Benedict Spinoza

Doing a radio show like this means that you must be able to respond to how the guest comes across and their reactions to your questions which can be a little unpredictable at times!
Terry Gross

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
Friedrich Engels

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
Arthur Koestler

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Carl Gustav Jung

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

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

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W Clement Stone

As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior

Every law is an infraction of liberty.
Jeremy Bentham

It has been a fantastic ride for the past 20 years. Ups and downs, to be sure, but filled with great satisfaction in building this wonderful creator of classic American culture into one of the premier entertainment-orientated companies in the world. [resignation speech]
Michael Eisner

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

It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
Jacob Bronowski

Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.
Leonardo Da Vinci

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.
Harry S Truman

Business is the salt of life, which not only gives a grateful smack to it, but dries up those crudities that would offend, preserves from putrefaction and drives off all those blowing flies that would corrupt it
Owen Feltham

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.
Omar Bongo

One of the problems now, I have to say more on the Blair side than on the Brown side, is that many of the Blair supporters couldn't care a damn about the Labour Party. They care about their own faction, their own ideas, their own leader and that is corrosive for the Party's interests.
Roy Hattersley

The action replay showed it to be worse than it actually was!
Ron Atkinson



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