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

I felt zilch for him. I mean, he is not my type of guy. I never go for looks or you know I never go for image-type people. You know, it took a while before that attraction built. [on David Beckham]
Rebecca Loos

A strange, a perverted creed that has a queer attraction both for the most primitive and for the most sophisticated societies.
Harold McMillan

Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny.
Harry S Truman

[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

Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
Dale Evans

It is always wise with a course of action to consider the likely consequences before going ahead with it.
George Jackson

Never confuse movement with action.
Ernest Hemingway

Action is the parent of results; dormancy, the brooding mother of discontent.
Dinah Maria Mulock

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

It wasn't the reaction I was expecting. I thought a couple of things might have landed on my head
Dennis Wise

When Demosthenes was asked what were the three most important aspects of oratory, he answered, 'Action, Action, Action.'
Plutarch

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

It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale

I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.
Florence Nightingale

I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well.
Alan Greenspan

Experiments that crash atoms together could start a chain reaction that erodes everything on Earth.
Sir Martin Rees

Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

The majority of Americans - the ones who never elected you - are not fooled by your weapons of mass distraction.
Michael Moore

Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests.
Gail Sheehy

That action is best which procures the greatest happiness of the greatest number
Francis Hutcheson

Most of our history in space has been communicated in terms of action - what people do, a chronological list of events which have transpired - as opposed to the human experience of having done those things.
Story Musgrave

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
Harold Geneen

Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.
William James

President Bush gave his first-ever presidential radio address in both English and Spanish. Reaction was mixed, however, as people were trying to figure out which one was which.
Dennis Miller

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

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

It seems absolutely wrong that people should be able to profit in this cynical way from an event that is designed to highlight the need for action on poverty in Africa, and for which so many artists and others are donating their valuable time for nothing [on people selling Live8 concert tickets on eBay]
James Purnell

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

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

The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.
John Hancock

Black detraction will find faults where they are not.
Philip Massinger

Communities that insist on clinging to traditional, extraction-based economies are asking for stagnation.
Thomas Power

Is it really so difficult to tell a good action from a bad one? I think one usually knows right away or a moment afterward, in a horrid flash of regret.
Mary McCarthy

Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
Socrates

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

The reaction he (Hodgson) has had to face, while predictable, has been blown out of all proportion. [on England v France in the 2005 Six Nations]
Jonny Wilkinson

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

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

There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.
B C Forbes

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

Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.
Gillian Anderson

In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tryon Edwards

Deeds are better things than words are, Actions mightier than boasting
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.
Isaac Singer



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