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If I get the same sort of stick against the Aussies, they'll get the same sort of reaction...
Sajid Mahmood

The only cure for grief is action
G H Lewes

When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take - choose the bolder.
William Joseph Slim

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

Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
Theodore Roosevelt

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

What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
Sigmund Freud

Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
Tryon Edwards

One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one.
Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone.
Benedict Spinoza

A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.
Daniel Boone

"The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction. I hung it in my kitchen. It's my way of saying, Don't mess with me."
Glenn Close

My reaction to porno films is as follows: After the first 10 minutes I want to go home and screw. After the first 20 minutes, I never want to screw again as long as I live.
Erica Jong

No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called Games.
W H Auden

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

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

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

He turns round to Kaluwitharana and asks him what I'm bowling. Kalu says offspin. Border hits the next one, but he's not confident. He asks Dean Jones, the non-striker, what I'm doing, and he says legbreaks. [on Border's reaction to playing him]
Muttiah Muralitharan

Conscience is merely our own judgment of the moral rectitude or turpitude of our own actions
John Locke

There can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions to an individual, but permitted to a mob.
Ayn Rand

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

Here's the point - you're looking at affirmative action, and you're looking at marijuana. You legalize marijuana, no need for quotas, because really, who's gonna wanna work?
Jon Stewart

A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it (Maid In Waiting)
John Galsworthy

A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.
Georges Bernanos

[on his Tom Paris action figure] It has big muscles, so I'm happy.
Robert Duncan McNeill

[He should] Consider his position... the question is of the use or misuse of public resources [recommending a course of action for David Blunkett]
Theresa May

Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. And honour the reward of action.
Francis Quarles

Every mission constitutes a pledge of duty. Every man is bound to consecrate his every faculty to its fulfilment. He will derive his rule of action from the profound conviction of that duty
Giuseppe Mazzini

They have most satisfaction in themselves, and consequently the sweetest relish of their creature comforts
Matthew Henry

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

The life of action is nobler than the life of thought
Dinah Maria Mulock

Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience.
Albert Bandura

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
Jean Paul Richter

We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
Ronald Reagan

Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world. [The Categorical Imperative]
Imannuel Kant

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

What's now urgently needed [to stop environmental disaster] is the international political commitment to take action to avoid dangerous climate change.
David Miliband

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

No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.
Samuel Johnson

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.
James Baldwin

A good action is never lost; it is a treasure laid up and guarded for the doer's need.
Edwin Markham

Uefa should take as strong action as it is allowed to do.
Mark Hughes

A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action.
David Seabury

The satisfaction comes from working next to five hundred photographers and coming away with something different.
David Burnett

Tesco can't solve all, or even a fraction of, the problems in the developing world but we are a positive force.
Sir Terry Leahy

It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe



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