Quotes and Sayings about Actions



"We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them."
- Abigail Adams
(Related: Actions, Words)

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: Leader, Dream, Actions)

"The culture industry not so much adapts to the reactions of its customers as it counterfeits them."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Culture)

"When all actions are mathematically calculated, they also take on a stupid quality."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Quality, Actions)

"Therefore, I think that in the celebration of the 50 years of the present reign, there must be research on the changes that the country has undergone, and in the future, it could be used as a lesson for our future actions."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Actions, Country, Future, Present, Research, Years)

"The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Ability, Actions, Country, Present)

"I had moments of my actions and words not reflecting who it is I am - if that defines a punk, then yes, absolutely."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Actions, Moments, Punk, Words)

"It is wrong to use equal language for unequal actions."
- Peter Akinola
(Related: Actions, Language, Wrong)

"We are distressed by the unilateral actions of those provinces that are clearly determined to redefine what our common faith was once."
- Peter Akinola
(Related: Faith, Actions)

"He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Actions)

"So, to prepare for the role, I had to take music lessons, talk to wives who had husbands overseas, and carefully study the reactions and mannerisms of a friend who was expecting."
- June Allyson
(Related: Music, Friend, Husbands, Study, Talk, Wives)

"I think the older I get the more creative I get, I don't have the distractions that I had when I was younger."
- Marc Almond
"I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don't have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn't pawn this off on anybody. I'm sorry it happened. And I hurt people."
- Louie Anderson
(Related: People, Actions, Excuses, Hurt, Responsibility)

"The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Life, Actions, Being, Direction)

"Freedom of expression - in particular, freedom of the press - guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Government, Actions, Decisions, Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Participation, Popular)

"When you won that title you should know now that you are representing a whole country or nation with your actions and you are now in a glass house or under a microscope and you better be ready to make your people proud."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: People, Actions, Country, Nation, Now)

"What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions."
- Aristotle
(Related: Character, Performance, Virtue, Actions)

"We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action."
- Aristotle
(Related: Action, Actions)

"All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire."
- Aristotle
(Related: Nature, Habit, Actions, Chance, Desire, Passion, Reason)

"Modem science, then, maintains on the one hand that nature, both organic and inorganic, strives towards a state of order and that man's actions are governed by the same tendency."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Nature, Science, Actions, Man, Order, State)

"No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called Games."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Actions, Being, Class, Games)

"The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology."
- Red Auerbach
(Related: Actions, Apology)

"Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Design, People, Actions, Custom, First, Practice)

"Every night we all felt grateful to be there, stunned at the amount of people that are there, and stunned at their reactions. They go crazy; they know every lyric from eight years of age to eighty. It's unbelievable."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Age, People, Night, Years)

"Good actions are a guard against the blows of adversity."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Actions, Adversity)

"Intentions count in your actions."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Actions, Intentions)

"Most of the animated films I watched, the emotions are all prepackaged like canned music, the hand actions, the sighs."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Music, Actions, Emotions)

"We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Experience, Thought, Beliefs, Deeds)

"Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Experience, Actions, Reality)

"As soon as I had proved this and, of course, also the normal pointing action and reactions in all other extremities and joints, I stopped the experiment."
- Robert Barany
(Related: Action)

"One of Netscape's main attractions to customers from Day One is that we provide alternatives. And that's cherished by many customers - certainly not all."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Day)

"No one in government should ever think that the citizens they work for can't or won't scrutinize their actions."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Government, Work, Actions)

"You say he's childish, but he's very professional about business transactions."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Business)

"To think straight, it is advisable to expect all qualities and attributes, adjectives, and so on to refer to at least two sets of interactions in time."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Time)

"Absolutely lonely people have few personal interactions of any kind."
- Martha Beck
(Related: People, Lonely)

"The trouble for today's footballers is they have too many distractions. We used to get our old players coming to watch training with football magazines in their hands. Now, more often than not, they are checking the share prices."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Football, Now, Old, Today, Training, Trouble)

"Proteins are the machinery of living tissue that builds the structures and carries out the chemical reactions necessary for life."
- Michael Behe
(Related: Life, Living)

"I am a Muslim Arab, in my actions oriented very to the left, in my convictions."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Muslim, Actions)

"The dream of the Convention was born from the that children and their needs were not been considered when policies were being made, laws passed or actions undertaken."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Dream, Actions, Being, Children, Laws, Needs)

"Hapiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions."
- Saul Bellow
"But I think the only thing that annoys me about that is if I suddenly find someone on commercial radio or something like that, mimicking my voice or actions and trying to promote a product and pretending it's me doing it."
- Richie Benaud
(Related: Actions, Trying, Voice)

"We see in the electroencephalogram a concomitant phenomenon of the continuous nerve processes which take place in the brain, exactly as the electrocardiogram represents a concomitant phenomenon of the contractions of the individual segments of the heart."
- Hans Berger
(Related: Heart)

"We have one of our priests in prison right now, Steve Kelly, for his antiwar actions, and three of us in the community are forbidden to visit him because we're all convicted felons."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Actions, Community, Forbidden, Now, Prison, Right, Visit)

"Innumerable actions are going on through us all the time. If we started counting them, we should never come to an end."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Time, Actions, End)

"We cannot even recollect the actions of our infancy, our childhood is like something written on a slate and rubbed off."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Actions, Childhood)

"Human life is full of the play of samskaras - tendencies developed by repeated actions."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Life, Actions, Play)

"Clearly, we need to have the very best advice and counsel on what actions can be taken to help lower the cost of gasoline."
- Jeff Bingaman
(Related: Actions, Advice, Help)

"We do thank our men and women in uniform. And I thank them. I thank this House today that approved a bill that will allow for a pay raise for our military. We are grateful for that and for the actions of this body."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Men, Women, Actions, Body, Military, Today, Will)

"Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It require you to connect today's actions to tomorrow's results. There's a season for sowing a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Act, Actions, Results, Self, Today, Tomorrow)

"The accumulation of personal wealth and the extension of commercial transactions have developed a great and lamentable increase in certain classes of crimes, while the improvements in transport have largely facilitated the escape of fugitive criminals."
- Edward Blake
(Related: Wealth)

"If I were to sum up the negative reactions to my work, I think there are two primary causes: one is that if there is discourse about anxiety it is necessarily going to induce anxiety. It will represent a return of the repressed for a great many people."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Work, People, Negative, Anxiety, Will)

"What our leaders and pundits never let slip is that the terrorists - whatever else they might be - might also be rational human beings; which is to say that in their own minds they have a rational justification for their actions."
- William Blum
(Related: Actions, Justification, Leaders)

"It would be dangerous territory if I wasn't practising what I preach which is to always accept responsibility, always accept the consequences of your actions."
- David Blunkett
(Related: Actions, Consequences, Responsibility)

"I had never been near insane persons before in my life, and had not the faintest idea of what their actions were like."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Life, Idea, Actions)

"I just want to try to ignore the scrutiny and all the distractions and just play hard basketball and let the best come... Improving game by game and trying to improve my game is what I want to do."
- Andrew Bogut
(Related: Basketball, Play, Trying, Want)

"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
(Related: Peace, Actions, Brothers, Calculations, Country, Motives)

"There is one final point I would like to make this week. As I said on the floor of the House during deliberation of this latest supplemental, hope is something Americans should never lose. Let each of us, both by our words and actions, continue to provide that hope."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Hope, Actions, Americans, Words)

"Since the September 11 attacks, nearly 400 individuals have been arrested by the Justice Department as a result of ongoing investigations into international terrorism. Of that total, over half were convicted as a result of their actions."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Actions, Justice, Result, Terrorism)

"The Inspector General issued six reviews and reports on actions taken based on provisions of the act. In those six reports, the IG found that not one violation of an individual's civil liberties - a total of zero - had taken place since the act was instituted."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Act, Actions, Civil liberties)

"The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as more recent attacks in Madrid, Spain, and London, England, showed in a very tragic way just how vulnerable many areas of the world are to these sorts of actions."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Actions, England, London, Spain, World)

"Of the many forms of false culture, a premature converse with abstractions is perhaps the most likely to prove fatal to the growth of a masculine vigour of intellect."
- George Boole
(Related: Growth, Culture, Intellect)

"Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Society, Communication)

"A man's most glorious actions will at last be found to be but glorious sins, if he hath made himself, and not the glory of God, the end of those actions."
- Thomas Brooks
(Related: God, Actions, End, Glory, Man, Will)

"I don't give advice. I can't tell anybody what to do. Instead I say this is what we know about this problem at this time. And here are the consequences of these actions."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Time, Actions, Advice, Consequences)

"Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Love, Manipulation)

"It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Men, Character, Actions, Motive)

"I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Religion, Discipline, Purpose, Actions, Patience, Religious, Sense, Stability)

"Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be: why then should we desire to be deceived?"
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Actions, Consequences, Desire, Will)

"It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives of those who spring from us."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, Spring)

"That's what it is that you rehearse - the making of music, not the playing of notes as abstractions."
- Sarah Caldwell
(Related: Music)

"Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Hope, Actions, Desire, Man, Will)

"But if I'm going to cause somebody else discomfort by my actions, then I should probably modify my actions toward them to make them as comfortable as possible."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Actions, Cause)

"Fluorine has a protecting action against caries, but this is a local effect. If you drink it, you are running the risk of all kinds of toxic actions."
- Arvid Carlsson
(Related: Action, Actions, Effect, Risk, Running)

"When our thoughts - which bring actions - are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white, we are in a living hell. That is as real as hell will ever be."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, Hate, Hell, Living, Will)

"Man is free; yet we must not suppose that he is at liberty to do everything he pleases, for he becomes a slave the moment he allows his actions to be ruled by passion."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Actions, Liberty, Man, Passion)

"Indeed, I was so afraid to dishonour my friends and family by my indiscreet actions, that I rather chose to be accounted a fool, than to be thought rude or wanton."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Family, Thought, Actions, Fool, Friends)

"Not that I am ashamed of my mind or body, my birth or breeding, my actions or fortunes, for my bashfulness is in my nature, not for any crime."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Nature, Actions, Body, Breeding, Crime, Mind)

"Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Actions, Deeds, Sons)

"The Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy because of the legacy of the old regime, the Americans and their actions that are unsuitable for Iraqi society, and the weakness of national resolve."
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Related: Society, People, Actions, Americans, Living, Old, Tragedy, Weakness)

"I pattern my actions and life after what I want. No two people are alike. You might admire attributes in others, but use these only as a guide in improving yourself in your own unique way. I don't go for carbon copies. Individualism is sacred!"
- Richard Chamberlain
(Related: Life, People, Actions, Individualism, Want)

"This change to a higher phase of alert is a signal to governments, to ministries of health and other ministries, to the pharmaceutical industry and the business community that certain actions now should be undertaken with increased urgency and at an accelerated pace."
- Margaret Chan
(Related: Business, Change, Health, Actions, Community, Now)

"We inherit nothing truly, but what our actions make us worthy of."
- George Chapman
(Related: Actions, Nothing)

"It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle; it is the spirit behind your actions and words that announces your inner state."
- Rene Char
(Related: Actions, Spirit, State, Words)

"Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Soul, Attitude, Actions, Crime, Habits, Mind, Will)

"Europe and America must act together in the face of evil. It's high time for Americans and Europeans to restore that unity and be able to take actions collectively together."
- Wesley Clark
(Related: Time, Act, Actions, America, Americans, Europe, Evil, Unity)

"All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions."
- James Freeman Clarke
(Related: Faith, Strength, Actions, Force, Man)

"Strong convictions precede great actions."
- James Freeman Clarke
(Related: Actions)

"It would be immoral to walk away from the consequences of our actions, leaving behind anarchy and civil war in Iraq."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: War, Actions, Anarchy, Consequences, Iraq)

"Nor is it that truly a belief at all which has not some influence upon the actions of him who holds it."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Belief, Actions, Influence)

"A little reflection will show us that every belief, even the simplest and most fundamental, goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Experience, Belief, Actions, Reflection, Will)

"Our actions in the Middle East over the last 15 years have already guaranteed radical Muslims quite enough ammunition to kill Americans for the next century, even if Guantanamo did not exist."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Actions, Americans, Radical, Years)

"Democrats are committed to mapping a new direction in Iraq, and we will work with the President and the new Defense Secretary to ensure that the will of the American people guides our future actions."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Work, People, Actions, American, Defense, Democrats, Direction, Future, Iraq, President, Will)

"It is not enough to be well-intentioned; one must strive to put those intentions into action in a capable way. One must consider the effect his actions will have on others. Looked at like this, to persist in ignorance is itself dishonorable."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Action, Actions, Effect, Ignorance, Intentions, Will)

"My initial interest, just prior to my work on cytokines, was on cell-mediated immunity and delayed hypersensitivity, mostly with respect to the cells that populated these reactions."
- Stanley Cohen
(Related: Work, Interest, Respect)

"The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Happiness, Life, Kiss, Compliment, Smile)

"Yeah, because what it all boils down to is at the end of the day, we are all riding on the same boat and we have to learn how to deal with each other. I think that the music and what we do in our actions is what can kind of bring us together, hopefully."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: Music, Actions, Day, End)

"Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Actions)

"By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: Goal, May, Obstacles)

"A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions."
- Confucius
(Related: Actions, Man, Speech)

"The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions."
- Confucius
(Related: Actions, Man, Speech)

"You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words."
- William Congreve
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, May, Words)

"A man's most open actions have a secret side to them."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Actions, Man, Open)

"But picketing - picketing for or against something, and handing out literature - these are conspicuously formal actions. They have to be understood as indirect communication."
- Tony Conrad
(Related: Actions, Communication, Literature)

"People aren't used to thinking of cultural forms spreading out across the full range of formal interactions - or what is called the "text" in literary terms."
- Tony Conrad
(Related: People, Literary, Thinking)

"We like reactions - a reaction is walking out on us, a reaction is throwing tomatoes at the stage, that's a healthy psychological reaction."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Walking)

"It definitely seems like we are connecting with people, which is nice, because I've had a lot of music do the same for me. It's not like I don't I understand why we get the reactions we do."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Music, People)

"Some of the FDA's own scientists have charged that politics, not science, is behind the FDA's actions."
- Joseph Crowley
(Related: Politics, Science, Actions, Scientists)

"The Microsoft actions announced today are exactly the kinds of industry initiatives we need. Microsoft is using its resources to bring real privacy protection to Internet users by creating incentives for more websites to provide strong privacy protection."
- William M. Daley
(Related: Actions, Internet, Privacy, Protection, Today)

"To rest satisfied with existing evils, as if we could do nothing, is not obedience; but neither is it obedience to imitate the actions of the apostles."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Actions, Nothing, Obedience, Rest)

"A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Actions, Being, Motives, Past)

"I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: People, Actions, Talk)

"In addition to a timeline, I have proposed that U.S. troops be removed from front line combat positions in Iraqi cities and towns, turning over daily security patrols, interactions with citizens, and any offensive security actions to the Iraqis themselves."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Actions, Cities, Security, Troops)

"You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit."
- Demosthenes
(Related: Actions, Man, Spirit)

"Absolute faith can blind you to the consequences of the actions you allow. It can tell you it's okay to drop bombs on another country, or that it's okay to hate a group of people such as homosexuals."
- Andrew Denton
(Related: Faith, People, Actions, Blind, Bombs, Consequences, Country, Hate)

"Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Men, Business)

"There's a new medical crisis. Doctors are reporting that many men are having allergic reactions to latex condoms. They say they cause severe swelling. So what's the problem?"
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Medical, Men, Cause, Crisis, Doctors)

"The music industry's actions at the time of 9/11 and since have been actions driven by patriotism in most instances, and greed and stupidity to a lesser degree. Sounds like real life doesn't it?"
- Ronnie James Dio
(Related: Life, Music, Patriotism, Time, Actions, Greed, Stupidity)

"Winning teams have the least amount of distractions. They have a really tight group of people working towards the same common goal."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: People, Goal, Winning)

"I think it's an extremely important factor to have your team together. It goes back to having distractions. When you all stay together for a period of time you're not training people or feeling out different personalities."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Time, People, Feeling, Training)

"The formula 'Two and two make five' is not without its attractions."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Formula)

"Enclave life becomes very tense, Even when they do elect a leader, the factions remain, with the threat of splitting off."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Life, Leader)

"We can't command our love, but we can our actions."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Love, Actions)

"When we criticize in Iran the actions of the government, the fundamentalists say that we and the Bush Administration are in the same camp. The funny thing is that human rights activists and Mr. Bush can never be situated in the same group."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Funny, Government, Actions, Rights, Human rights)

"Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Actions, Apologies, Future, Past, Right)

"These sorts of things can happen, identities can be switched, the emotional implications are something that he has not been trained to feel. His whole life has been about separating himself from these sorts of actions."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Life, Actions)

"Leaders do not sway with the polls. Instead, they sway the polls through their own words and actions."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Actions, Leaders, Words)

"All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Actions, Impulses, Man, Words)

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Imagination, Life)

"Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it."
- Duke Ellington
(Related: Art, Want)

"As individuals, we will be judged in our lives by the totality of our actions. Not one thing will stand out. And I think that's how we get judged by our colleagues and that's how we get judged by the good lord."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Actions, Will)

"Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Actions, Words)

"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Life, Actions)

"Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Action, Actions, Man)

"Redistricting is one of the purest actions a legislative body can take."
- John Engler
(Related: Actions, Body)

"God's designs may be frequent justification for our actions, but it is we, the self-made men, who take the credit."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: God, Men, Actions, Credit, Justification, May, Self)

"Western history has been a history of deed done, actions performed and results achieved."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: History, Actions, Deed, Results)

"I became almost immediately fascinated by the possibilities of trying out all conceivable reactions with them, some leading to explosions, others to unbearable poisoning of the air in our house, frightening my parents."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Leading, Parents, Possibilities, Trying)

"Actions are always more complex and nuanced than they seem. We have to be willing to wrestle with paradox in pursuing understanding."
- Harold Evans
(Related: Actions, Paradox, Understanding)

"The only men who aren't in fear of women's reactions are usually men who aren't born or who are dead."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Men, Women, Fear)

"That's so different in Hong Kong when I'm using my own mother language, I can treat the line in one thousand different ways, with many different reactions."
- Chow Yun Fat
(Related: Mother, Language)

"If you live in Israel and you see the way life is there and then you go abroad and see the way Israel is reported on, the way that Israel gets reported on night after night is simply pictures of bombings or military actions."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Life, Actions, Israel, Military, Night)

"Though public pronouncements of Israeli officials emphasize peace and mutuality, unilateralism actually drives Israeli actions."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Peace, Actions, Public)

"Most of the media... is positioning the merger with Compaq and the recent actions by Walter Hewlett and David Packard as a fight between the past and the future."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Actions, Fight, Future, Media, Past)

"Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Happiness, Life, Defeat, Pleasure, Struggle)

"You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside: The security of a job, a wife who wants kids, whatever. But if you hang in there, always following your vision, I have no doubt you will succeed."
- Larry Flynt
(Related: Wife, Goal, Vision, Doubt, Job, Kids, Security, Succeed, Temptations, Will)

"All biologic phenomena act to adjust: there are no biologic actions other than adjustments. Adjustment is another name for Equilibrium. Equilibrium is the Universal, or that which has nothing external to derange it."
- Charles Fort
(Related: Act, Actions, Name, Nothing)

"I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal. I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year. I don't really have hobbies in the traditional sense... I engage in too many activities already through the actions of my characters."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Music, Actions, Basketball, Hobbies, Listening, Play, Sense)

"Tourism is a top priority activity for federal government, which is why it invests an average of over 2,500 million dollars a year in infrastructure works and integral projects that promote Mexico's culture and natural attractions."
- Vincente Fox
(Related: Government, Culture, Projects)

"Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Actions, Man, May, Meaning, Wit, Words)

"Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Ego, Freedom)

"This success led my theoretical group to the chemical reactivity theory, extending more and more widely the range of compound and reactions that were discussed."
- Kenichi Fukui
(Related: Success, Theory)

"I was also interested in formulating the path of chemical reactions."
- Kenichi Fukui
"But the nature of my main work in chemistry can be better represented by more than 280 English publications, of which roughly 200 concern the theory of chemical reactions and related subjects."
- Kenichi Fukui
(Related: Nature, Work, Concern, English, Theory)

"This simple idea served to provide information on the geometrical shape of reacting molecules, and I was able to make the role of the frontier orbitals in chemical reactions more distinct through visualization, by drawing their diagrams."
- Kenichi Fukui
(Related: Idea, Information, Visualization)

"Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Art, Actions, Echo, Fame, World)

"The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday."
- Dennis Gabor
(Related: Technology, Needs, Problems, Today, Wishes, Yesterday)

"Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Nature, Actions, Man)

"A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else."
- John Galsworthy
(Related: Actions, Man, Nothing)

"There seems to be a law that governs all our actions so I never make plans."
- Greta Garbo
(Related: Actions, Law)

"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Leadership, Attitude, Actions, Words)

"Life is too full of distractions nowadays. When I was a kid we had a little Emerson radio and that was it. We were more dedicated. We didn't have a choice."
- Stan Getz
(Related: Life, Choice)

"The most decisive actions of life are most often unconsidered actions."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Life, Actions)

"I didn't have a lot of overtly political songs. I think it was more the actions of the group that were threatening to the authorities, and also our political philosophies apart from the music."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Music, Actions, Songs)

"Americas are, for a variety of reasons, the most adept at producing the kind of entertainment that delivers easy satisfactions."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Entertainment, Variety)

"Noble bold is an accident of fortune; noble actions characterize the great."
- Carlo Goldoni
(Related: Accident, Actions, Fortune)

"I respect very much the role of the media in our society; I think they can be very, very helpful. They serve as a very useful check, sort of a watchdog over the actions of the government, and I respect that."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Government, Society, Actions, Media, Respect)

"It was a question of helping a man prepare in the way that suits him best. The theory is if you give a man responsibility for his own actions, then it is up to him to accept that responsibility."
- David Gower
(Related: Actions, Man, Question, Responsibility, Theory)

"When I write now I do not invent situation, characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms, textual groupings which are combined according to secret affinities among themselves, as in architecture or the plastic arts."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Architecture, Actions, Now)

"I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Nature, Actions, Behavior, Being, Body, Want)

"Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation."
- Henry Anatole Grunwald
(Related: Society, Actions, Defense, Perspective, Reputation, Weapons)

"The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident."
- Francesco Guicciardini
(Related: Actions)

"We tend to put poems into factions. And it restricts our reading."
- Thom Gunn
(Related: Poems, Reading)

"Like any show, I think some episodes are going to be stronger than others, but I think it's a good show that people enjoy and I hear the reactions too."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: People)

"The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions."
- John Hancock
(Related: Business, Ability, Actions, Influence)

"The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions."
- Nhat Hanh
(Related: Peace, Actions, Practice)

"The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and influence their actions. A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life."
- John Hannah
(Related: Business, Life, Ability, Actions, Influence)

"A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Mother, Enthusiasm, Actions, Children, May, Support, World)

"At the same time as we clearly condemn actions of violence by groups in Palestinian against Israel."
- Jane Harman
(Related: Time, Actions, Israel, Violence)

"There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die."
- William Harvey
(Related: Actions, Charm, Eagles, Lust, Man, Publishing)

"The actions of the terrorist organizations, Hezbollah, in Lebanon, and Hamas, in Gaza, against Israel are unconscionable. Instead of working towards peace, these terrorist organizations have chosen to perpetuate the violence."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Peace, Actions, Israel, Violence)

"Unfortunately, actions taken by the Senate ensured that relief from the death tax would only be temporary and that it would come back to life at the full rate again in 2011."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Death, Life, Actions, Tax, Senate)

"In addition to demanding answers and accountability from the Veterans Administration, Congress had to act to ensure veterans do not suffer because of the actions of a federal agency."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Act, Actions, Answers, Congress, Veterans)

"The next day I was put on paid leave from my new job at Louisiana State University. This is very painful to me, though once again I understand the circumstances in which my employers find themselves in light of these actions taken against me."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Actions, Circumstances, Day, Job, Light, State, University)

"The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Power, Exercise, World)

"You don't get results by focusing on results. You get results by focusing on the actions that produce results."
- Mike Hawkins
(Related: Actions, Results)

"The secret of big and revolutionary actions also consists in discovering the tiny step that is simultaneously a strategic step, insofar as it entails additional steps in the direction of a better reality."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: Actions, Direction, Reality)

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: People, May, Will)

"Poverty must have many satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people."
- Don Herold
(Related: People, Poor, Poverty)

"I am not afraid of aging, but more afraid of people's reactions to my aging."
- Barbara Hershey
(Related: People)

"Scotty heard that I was thinking about quitting Apple because of his actions, so he called me into his office and asked what it would take for me to stay? I said, maybe if I could work on the Mac project, which Steve had just taken over from Jef Raskin."
- Andy Hertzfeld
(Related: Work, Actions, Office, Project, Quitting, Thinking)

"Circumstances cause us to act the way we do. We should always bear this in mind before judging the actions of others. I realized this from the start during World War II."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: War, Act, Actions, Cause, Circumstances, Mind, World, World war)

"Testifying has helped me understand that one individual's behavior and actions make a difference. That my actions are important to people other than myself."
- Anita Hill
(Related: People, Actions, Behavior, Difference)

"The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Habit, Actions, Man, World)

"Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short."
- Adam Hochschild
(Related: Time, Work)

"However, some of my work is very subtle, and one should expect very subtle reactions to it."
- Jim Hodges
(Related: Work)

"Under Confucianism, the use of precisely measured court music, prescribed steps, actions, and phrases all added up to an extremely complex system of rituals, each used for a particular purpose at a particular time."
- Benjamin Hoff
(Related: Time, Music, Purpose, Actions, Court, Rituals)

"It's actually great to shoot far away from Hollywood because we don't have the distractions of the parties and premieres and all that. And, of course, you can save money - there are no good shoe stores."
- Katie Holmes
(Related: Money, Hollywood)

"Words without actions are the assassins of idealism."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Actions, Idealism, Words)

"There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the surprise and accidents of nature and a more intimate and sympathetic study of its moods, together with a renewed wonder and humility on the part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Nature, Accidents, Humility, Moods, Study, Will, Wonder)

"We were so fundamental that almost everything had been stripped away from the place of worship. Think of the role words can play, when all other enticements and sensual attractions are gone."
- James D. Houston
(Related: Play, Words, Worship)

"He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Life, Day, Will)

"Many great actions are committed in small struggles."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Actions)

"My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Actions)

"We emerged from the events of September 11 more steadfast in our beliefs, more courageous in our actions and more determined to protect our values than ever before."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Values, Actions, Beliefs, Events)

"Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form."
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Related: Legal, Beauty, Actions, Freedom, May, Vices)

"Each is responsible for his own actions."
- H. L. Hunt
(Related: Actions)

"Men like Hitler and Stalin and their immediate lieutenants cannot plead in defence of their actions that these were justified by the accepted values of that time."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Men, Time, Values, Actions)

"It is not enough to tackle the mechanics of terror organizations. We must also tackle the situations that create terrorists. We desperately need to address the frustration, the loss and the despair that drive some to these actions."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Actions, Despair, Frustration, Loss, Terror)

"You can expect interior enforcement actions in the future."
- Asa Hutchinson
(Related: Actions, Future)

"One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Patriotism, Feeling, Nation, Wishes)

"All governments in all wars have used all the means at their disposal to put their own motives, decisions and actions, and the actions of their military forces, in the best possible light."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Actions, Decisions, Light, Military, Motives)

"Stock prices have been quoted in fractions for two centuries, based on a system descended from Spanish pieces of eight. Each dollar was cut into eight bits worth 12.5 cents each."
- Charles A. Jaffe
(Related: Worth)

"Good will, like a good name, is got by many actions, and lost by one."
- Lord Jeffrey
(Related: Actions, Name, Will)

"In order to change unwanted habits and actions, it is important to take the time to get to know yourself."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Change, Time, Actions, Habits, Order)

"Long-lasting change that will help you create new habits and actions requires an inside-out approach, as well as two very important tools: the mirror and time."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Change, Time, Actions, Habits, Help, Will)

"Ultimately, your state of mind determines your circumstances. To realize the outcomes you want, it is critical to recognize and experience the transition from our present thoughts, habits, and actions to new thoughts, habits, and actions."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Experience, Thoughts, Actions, Circumstances, Habits, Mind, Present, State, Want)

"Actions are visible, though motives are secret."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Actions, Motives)

"The conscious mind determines the actions, the unconscious mind determines the reactions; and the reactions are just as important as the actions."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Actions, Mind, Unconscious)

"Our actions are the results of our intentions and our intelligence."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Intelligence, Actions, Intentions, Results)

"We have made mistakes. In our haste to do all things for all people, we did not foresee the full consequences of our actions. And when the people raised their voices, we didn't hear. But our deafness was only a temporary condition, and not an irreversible condition."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: People, Actions, Consequences, Haste, Mistakes)

"The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts."
- James Joyce
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Actions)

"I think some of the things I deal with Hopper probably has dealt with also, since it's somewhat the same environment and I have pretty strong reactions to what this country looks like. It looks pretty dull and spare, and you like this and dislike it and it's very complicated."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Country, Environment, Pretty)

"May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Life, Actions, Law, Maxim, May)

"I think that it's a vital moment now for Russian democracy to convince people that it's only our actions, our joined actions and protests that could force Kremlin to reconsider its plans to abolish presidential elections."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: People, Actions, Democracy, Elections, Force, Now)

"I have some security that could protect me against provocations but of course there are more terrible actions that could not be stopped by any security."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Actions, Security)

"There are many ways of showing your protest and discontent without the actions of Kremlin."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Actions, Discontent, Protest)

"Iran stands behind a substantial number of terrorist actions against us, together with Hizballah and the Islamic Jihad. It pretends to care for the Palestinians."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Actions, Care)

"I just want real reactions. I want people to laugh from the gut, be sad from the gut-or get angry from the gut."
- Andy Kaufman
(Related: People, Want)

"Far more has been accomplished for the welfare and progress of mankind by preventing bad actions than by doing good ones."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Progress, Actions, Mankind, Welfare)

"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: People, Actions, Silence, Will, Words)

"My style is where you see the individual and where a personality is communicated through actions, decisions, single objects and facts, where the whole draws together to form a history."
- Martin Kippenberger
(Related: History, Actions, Decisions, Facts, Personality, Style)

"The entrance into Jerusalem has all the elements of the theatre of the absurd: the poor king; truth comes riding on a donkey; symbolic actions - even parading without a permit!"
- David Kirk
(Related: Truth, Actions, Poor, Theatre)

"Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Actions, Consequences, Leaders, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Running)

"I punish myself more than anybody else does if I am stupid about my actions, and I suffer, really suffer."
- Eartha Kitt
(Related: Actions)

"If I allow journalists to describe a collection and they make mistakes, I'm upset, because the retractions are never noticed."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Mistakes)

"Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears."
- Arthur Koestler
(Related: Courage, Actions)

"I'd say that my profession ends where architectural thinking ends - architectural thinking in terms of thinking about programs and organizational structure. These abstractions play a role in many other disciplines, and those disciplines are now defining their 'architectures' as well."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Now, Play, Profession, Thinking)

"I can create countries just as I can create the actions of my characters. That is why a lot of travel seems to me a waste of time."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Time, Travel, Actions, Countries, Waste)

"At that point it certainly would be called abstract. That is to say, you had a model and there'd be one or two or three people there drawing the model but otherwise you had abstractions all around the room, even though the model was in front of you."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: People)

"I do like reality shows, and I watch some of them because they're high drama. It's also just fun to watch people have honest reactions."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: People, Drama, Fun, Reality)

"The reactions haven't differed; the concerns have been different. When I read for a predominantly Indian audience, there are more questions that are based on issues of identity and representation."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Identity, Questions)

"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Happiness, Actions)

"Human beings and their actions constitute the advancing front, the surging crest of an ongoing movement that never stops."
- Corliss Lamont
(Related: Actions)

"If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don't think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of money, or of family distractions; it is amazing how quickly you get through those 5,000 steps."
- Edwin Land
(Related: Family, Work, Money, Dream, Worth)

"The simultaneous reactions elicited all over the world by the reading of newspaper dispatches about the same events create, as it were, a common mental pulse beat for the whole of civilized mankind."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Events, Mankind, Reading, World)

"Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two but can't remember what they are."
- Matt Lauer
"Should those whose actions lead to the death or injury of a child get a free pass?"
- Frank Lautenberg
(Related: Death, Actions, Injury)

"This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God."
- William Law
(Related: Wisdom, Life, God, Christianity, Actions, Devotion, Holiness, Piety, Spirit, Temper, World)

"If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Nature, Actions, Contemplation, Forget, Opinion, Suicide, Words)

"Through the continued accumulation of detailed and reliable knowledge about elementary reactions, we will be in a better position to understand, predict and control many time-dependent macroscopic chemical processes which are important in nature or to human society."
- Yuan T. Lee
(Related: Nature, Society, Time, Knowledge, Control, Will)

"I'd like to think that the actions we take today will allow others in the future to discover the wonders of landscapes we helped protect but never had the chance to enjoy ourselves."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: Actions, Chance, Future, Today, Will, Wonders)

"The terrorist attacks of September 11th and the courageous actions of our armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq remind us that friends of tyranny and enemies of freedom still exist."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Actions, Afghanistan, Enemies, Freedom, Friends, Iraq, Tyranny)

"I shall give you hunger, and pain, and sleepless nights. Also beauty, and satisfactions known to few, and glimpses of the heavenly life. None of these you shall have continually, and of their coming and going you shall not be foretold."
- Howard Lindsay
(Related: Beauty, Life, Hunger, Pain)

"This above all makes history useful and desirable; it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions."
- Titus Livius
(Related: History, Actions, Eyes)

"The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good."
- John Locke
(Related: Actions, Evil)

"I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts."
- John Locke
(Related: Men, Thought, Thoughts, Actions)

"I know we can't abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation."
- Belva Lockwood
(Related: Actions, Laws, Legislation, Prejudice)

"People love to see reactions, they love to see emotions that come about."
- LaToya London
(Related: Love, People, Emotions)

"For each of our actions there are only consequences."
- James Lovelock
(Related: Actions, Consequences)

"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
(Related: Art, Desire, Man, Personality, World)

"I try to tell the people that are sort of new here when they come in and do their flights and whatever, the things that you remember most after your flights are the interactions you've had with your crew. Those are the most satisfying things you take away from a flight."
- Shannon Lucid
(Related: People)

"My mother's suicide attempts were a way to release anxiety and get attention. Some of the attempts were drug reactions she didn't even remember later on."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Mother, Anxiety, Attention, Suicide)

"People must have righteous principals in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions."
- Martin Luther
(Related: People, Actions, First, Will)

"Good laws are the offspring of bad actions."
- Charles Macklin
(Related: Actions, Laws)

"To choose art means to turn one's back on the world, or at least on certain of its distractions."
- Melvin Maddocks
(Related: Art, World)

"These terrorist actions, prepared in cold blood, against the people, the society and the institutions of the United States are unprecedented in history."
- Ferenc Madl
(Related: History, Society, People, Actions, Blood, states, United)

"It's not the sentiments of men which make history but their actions."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: History, Men, Actions)

"Dreams have as much influence as actions."
- Stephane Mallarme
(Related: Dreams, Actions, Influence)

"Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Feelings, Actions, Beliefs, Personality, Psychology, Result)

"Factions are a sign of illness in a party."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Illness, Party)

"Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Nature, Virtue, Actions, May, Modesty, Motive, Passion, Shame, Vice)

"What I argue is that if I'm going to be held accountable for my actions that I should be allowed to record... my actions. Especially if somebody else is keeping a record of my actions."
- Steve Mann
(Related: Actions)

"Many a revolution started with the actions of a few. Only 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence. A few hanging together can lead a nation to change."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Change, Men, Actions, Independence, Revolution, Nation)

"Men of action, above all those whose actions are guided by love, live forever."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Men, Love, Action, Actions)

"We are responsible for actions performed in response to circumstances for which we are not responsible."
- Allan Massie
(Related: Actions, Circumstances)

"There can be no argument about the Lone Star State's significant contributions to American history, and we must remember the actions and the sacrifices of those who made Texas independence a reality."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: History, Actions, American, Argument, Independence, Reality, State)

"I'm very aware how many distractions the reader has in life today, how many good reasons there are to put the book down."
- David McCullough
(Related: Life, Today)

"The entire race is usually judged by the actions of one man or woman."
- Hattie McDaniel
(Related: Actions, Man, Race, Woman)

"Ron allowed us to see right away the private piece of a person about to become very public. I suspect we're going to see more of her very private world - Laura's private experience. I'm not sure yet how public she's going to be about the actions she's going to have to take."
- Mary McDonnell
(Related: Experience, Actions, Public, Right, World)

"Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Life, Actions)

"True freedom is where an individual's thoughts and actions are in alignment with that which is true, correct, and of honor - no matter the personal price."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, Freedom, Honor)

"The test of a belief is not exclusively in the belief itself, but also in the intentions and actions of those who embrace it."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Belief, Actions, Intentions)

"I now bid farewell to the country of my birth - of my passions - of my death; a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies - whose factions I sought to quell - whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim - whose freedom has been my fatal dream."
- Thomas Francis Meagher
(Related: Intelligence, Dream, Death, Birth, Country, Freedom, Now)

"Both state and church have as their object actions as well as convictions, the former insofar as they are based on the relations between man and nature, the latter insofar as they are based on the relations between nature and God."
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Related: Nature, God, Church, Actions, Man, State)

"We must be vigilant in our actions towards criminals, and innovative in our approach towards solving crime."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Actions, Crime)

"While Slovakia did not make the first round of NATO membership, as various requirements and reforms are instituted, these actions will enhance the opportunities to join NATO."
- John Mica
(Related: Actions, First, Will)

"Every man should be considered as having a right to the character which he deserves; that is, to be spoken of according to his actions."
- James Mill
(Related: Character, Actions, Man, Right)

"The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Society, Actions, Concern)

"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
(Related: Actions, Cause, Evil, Inaction, Injury, May)

"Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Happiness, Absence, Actions, Pain, Pleasure, Right, Wrong)

"We are all ruled in what we do by impulses; and these impulses are so organized that our actions in general serve for our self preservation and that of the race."
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
(Related: Actions, Impulses, Race, Self)

"Through his mastery of storytelling techniques, he has managed to separate his character, in the public mind, from his actions as president. He has, in short, mesmerized us with that steady gaze."
- James Nathan Miller
(Related: Character, Actions, Mind, President, Public)

"This is a tricky domain because, unlike simple arithmetic, to solve a calculus problem - and in particular to perform integration - you have to be smart about which integration technique should be used: integration by partial fractions, integration by parts, and so on."
- Marvin Minsky
(Related: Arithmetic)

"Let us be tried by our actions."
- John N. Mitchell
(Related: Actions)

"We've become much more casual and much more relaxed in social interactions, where there was a formality and maybe a kind of respect at that time that doesn't exist now."
- Radha Mitchell
(Related: Time, Now, Respect)

"Are hackers a threat? The degree of threat presented by any conduct, whether legal or illegal, depends on the actions and intent of the individual and the harm they cause."
- Kevin Mitnick
(Related: Legal, Actions, Cause, Harm)

"My actions constituted pure hacking that resulted in relatively trivial expenses for the companies involved, despite the government's false claims."
- Kevin Mitnick
(Related: Government, Actions)

"I never read reviews. I'm not interested. But I value a lot the reactions of the spectators."
- Hayao Miyazaki
(Related: Value)

"For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Sports, Actions, Children)

"The worst of my actions or conditions seem not so ugly unto me as I find it both ugly and base not to dare to avouch for them."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Actions, Ugly)

"Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to."
- Alfred A. Montapert
(Related: Love, People, Actions, Animals)

"'Tis human actions paint the chart of time."
- James Montgomery
(Related: Time, Actions)

"I've no regrets. You take responsibility for your actions."
- Ron Moody
(Related: Actions, Responsibility)

"All moral laws are merely statements that certain kinds of actions will have good effects."
- George Edward Moore
(Related: Actions, Laws, Will)

"I love being irreverent. But I hate being irrelevant. I love being irreverent because at the end of the day your actions belie your intentions."
- Esai Morales
(Related: Love, Actions, Being, Day, End, Hate, Intentions)

"Because you basically won a close re-election, your first task is to unify the city. And it's done not with words but with actions, by reaching out, to the supporters of your opponent as well as to reassure your own supporters."
- Marc Morial
(Related: Actions, First, Words)

"Physiology is the science which treats of the properties of organic bodies, animal and vegetable, of the phenomena they present, and of the laws which govern their actions. Inorganic substances are the objects of other sciences, - physics and chemistry."
- Johannes P. Muller
(Related: Science, Actions, Laws, Physics, Present)

"People don't realize that molecules themselves are somewhat hypothetical, and that their interactions are more so, and that the biological reactions are even more so."
- Kary Mullis
(Related: People)

"I enjoy all aspects of it, I don't have a preference for any medium. I think each of them has its attractions and I would hope they each inform the other in some way."
- Cillian Murphy
(Related: Hope)

"Besides, I always thought that one of the great attractions of practising law was what I like to call the collegiality of the profession and I think that duty of collegiality applies even when we are retired."
- Len G. Murray
(Related: Thought, Duty, Law, Profession)

"If you don't want to be there, it shows in the energy that you put out and in your actions."
- Graham Nash
(Related: Actions, Energy, Want)

"Generally, my writing is influenced by living, by absorbing everything that happens to me and my actions."
- Graham Nash
(Related: Actions, Living, Writing)

"An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager."
- Bob Nelson
(Related: Manager, Motivation, Result)

"I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results."
- Florence Nightingale
(Related: Feelings, Actions, Results, Waste, Words)

"Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Dreams, Action, Actions, Living, Reality)

"I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Equality, People, Actions, Country, Intentions, Liberty, Mistakes, Promise, World)

"Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing, planning and collaborative enforcement."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Intelligence, War, Actions, Cooperation, Planning, Police, Sharing, Succeed, Terror)

"There is an urgent need for Americans to look deeply into themselves and their actions, and musical poetry is perhaps the most effective mirror available. Every newspaper headline is a potential song."
- Phil Ochs
(Related: Poetry, Actions, Americans, Potential, Song)

"One of the greatest satisfactions one can ever have, comes from the knowledge that he can do some one thing superlatively well."
- Hortense Odlum
(Related: Knowledge)

"I think the actions of the president are, in my opinion, the most vile and hateful words ever spoken by a sitting president. I am stunned and I'm horrified."
- Rosie O'Donnell
(Related: Actions, Opinion, President, Words)

"The most extreme individuals and factions in Islamic countries are now more motivated than ever to kill Americans, and the number of potential terrorists has greatly expanded."
- John Olver
(Related: Americans, Countries, Extreme, Now, Potential)

"Forgiveness isn't about condoning what has happened to you or someone else's actions against you."
- Jennifer O'Neill
(Related: Forgiveness, Actions)

"Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever."
- George Orwell
(Related: Books, Feeling, Job)

"The distinction between the old and the new formulations consisting in the incorporation of the concept of the rate of chemical reactions is so great that it immediately asserted itself in the objective development of catalysis."
- Wilhelm Ostwald
(Related: Development, Old)

"The gods behold all righteous actions."
- Ovid
(Related: Gods, Actions)

"Actions, not words, are the ultimate results of leadership."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Leadership, Actions, Results, Words)

"An apology for the actions of some troops who, of course, are not representative of the majority of the armed forces here, I think that would have been useful and it would have helped to some extent."
- Adnan Pachachi
(Related: Actions, Apology, Majority, Troops)

"I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change; and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: History, Beauty, Men, Change, Greatness, Meaning, Nobility, Order, Validity)

"People don't want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messed cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown."
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: People, Problems, Want)

"Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Actions, Causes, Desire, Force)

"Concupiscence and force are the source of all our actions; concupiscence causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Actions, Causes, Force)

"You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Actions, Worth)

"Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Life, Strength, Actions, Charm, Moderation)

"Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Actions, Deeds, Sons)

"When the federal government spends more each year than it collects in tax revenues, it has three choices: It can raise taxes, print money, or borrow money. While these actions may benefit politicians, all three options are bad for average Americans."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Government, Money, Actions, Americans, Tax, May, Options, Politicians, Taxes)

"I think protest and actions have to be organised against the Israelis and their backers. There needs to be a concerted high profile campaign to raise awareness of the people in this country."
- Tom Paulin
(Related: People, Actions, Awareness, Country, Needs, Protest)

"It is better, however, for his own reputation that the story-teller should risk a few actions for libel on account of these unfortunate coincidences than that he should adopt the melancholy device of using blanks or asterisks."
- James Payn
(Related: Actions, Melancholy, Reputation, Risk)

"My hates have always occupied my mind much more actively and have given greater spiritual satisfactions than my friendships."
- Westbrook Pegler
(Related: Mind, Spiritual)

"Somewhere along the line, the actions of this government are the actions of me."
- Sean Penn
(Related: Government, Actions)

"We want a state wise in its contemplation - just in its actions - and moderate in the reach of government into our lives."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Government, Actions, Contemplation, State, Want)

"I asked each one of them to make out with me and their reactions varied from excitable to horrified."
- Rachel Perry
"But at the same time, the commonplace statement about them is true: every character is the hero of his own story. Each has a justification for his actions that is convincing to him. It's fun to give these people voices."
- Thomas Perry
(Related: Time, People, Character, Actions, Fun, Justification)

"I do have to earn a living, so I'm conscious of probable reactions from readers, but the most important one is still the awareness that if I'm not enjoying a story, the reader won't either."
- Thomas Perry
(Related: Awareness, Living)

"During the earliest stages the child perceives things like a solipsist who is unaware of himself as subject and is familiar only with his own actions."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Actions)

"On the one hand, there are individual actions such as throwing, pushing, touching, rubbing. It is these individual actions that give rise most of the time to abstraction from objects."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Time, Actions)

"Reflective abstraction, however, is based not on individual actions but on coordinated actions."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Actions)

"Everything I did, all my actions, all of the problems I had I dedicate to God and to Chile, because I kept Chile from becoming Communist."
- Augusto Pinochet
(Related: God, Actions, Problems)

"Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior to intellectual abstractions."
- Robert M. Pirsig
(Related: Experience, Quality)

"Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do."
- Plato
(Related: Virtue, Actions)

"Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others."
- Plato
(Related: Strength, Actions)

"But the system of prices ruling the market not only transmits information in the light of which economic agents can mutually adjust their actions, it also provides them with an incentive to exercise economy in terms of money."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Money, Actions, Economy, Exercise, Information, Light)

"The one indication that I got that I was doing the right job in Bosnia was that at different periods of time all the factions came down very hard on me."
- John Pomfret
(Related: Time, Job, Right)

"Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore kind."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Actions, Kindness, Man)

"I will not surrender responsibility for my life and my actions."
- J. Enoch Powell
(Related: Life, Actions, Responsibility, Surrender, Will)

"To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them."
- Hugh Prather
(Related: Actions, Frustration, Results, Reward)

"I can never read this book, just like I can never see a movie that I wrote a screenplay for. I can read it and see it physically, but I can't accurately judge it. I'm too close to it. If I read it ten times I'll have ten different reactions."
- Richard Price
"The Social-Democratic Federation took part in all the political and economic struggles of the English working class; it took pains to bring Socialist views home to them, not only through agitation and propaganda, but also by actions."
- Karl Radek
(Related: Home, Actions, Agitation, Class, English, Propaganda)

"When al-Qaeda was on the run from Afghanistan crossing through Iran, some were arrested and they are imprisoned. Some of them are charged with some actions in Iran."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Actions, Afghanistan)

"Each department and institution has its own authorities and responsibilities, and they act on that basis. It is wrong to even compare such actions to what is done in Guantanamo or elsewhere by the Americans. They do not stand on a high moral platform to preach to others."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Act, Actions, Americans, Wrong)

"Today, our actions must be motivated only by our intense desire to achieve a just and lasting peace. The compassion and charity of the American people should be reflected in this legislation, though sadly, they are silenced."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Peace, People, Actions, American, Charity, Compassion, Desire, Legislation, Today)

"A tendency could not but arise to reconcile with Christian profession a good many modes of life, enjoyments, occupations, social actions and customs, from which the first Christians had recoiled."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Life, Christian, Actions, First, Occupations, Profession)

"There can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions to an individual, but permitted to a mob."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Morality, Actions, Law, Mob)

"We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Love, People, Decision, Ability, Actions, Community, Influence, Office, Will)

"One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy."
- Man Ray
(Related: Genius, Obstinacy, Will)

"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
(Related: Society, Time, Idea, Actions, American, Law)

"There is something very basic to the sense of listening. The sense of hearing is the only one that operates totally from vibrations, without other physical or chemical reactions to receive the sensations."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Hearing, Listening, Sensations, Sense)

"From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Humor, Women)

"The American public is not aware that there might be potential allergenic and toxic reactions. With regular food, at least people know which foods they have an allergy to."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Food, People, American, Potential, Public)

"With years of experience doing whatever it takes to get to the bottom of each story, I am looking forward to covering the stories in the human dimension and impart the passion and visceral reactions the audience seeks."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: Experience, Passion, Years)

"In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Control, Actions, Want)

"Large sums were paid for the use of money, because the available amount of gold and silver was far less than was needed to carry on the commercial transactions of the times."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Money, Gold)

"We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see all the motives upon which they were done."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Actions, Blush, Motives, World)

"We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all the motives which produced them."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Actions, Motives, World)

"Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part of that blame and that commendation is due which is given to the actions themselves."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Actions, Blame, Stars)

"Unless we provide consequences for activities and actions that are wrong, we are not going to get any truth."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Truth, Actions, Consequences, Wrong)

"Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, Mankind, Mind, Thoughtful)

"The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to conceal it."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Actions, First, Mystery, Reason, Vice)

"I ask the people of Connecticut for their forgiveness, I should have paid more attention to people around me and people that I trusted but I am sorry for my actions and take full responsibility."
- John Rowland
(Related: Forgiveness, People, Actions, Attention, Responsibility)

"Don't Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering."
- Miguel Angel Ruiz
(Related: Dream, Actions, Nothing, Opinions, Reality, Suffering)

"Men were not intended to work with the accuracy of tools, to be precise and perfect in all their actions."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Men, Work, Accuracy, Actions, Tools)

"The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Happiness, Interest)

"The issue is whether the ultimate civil authority of the United States can tolerate actions in contempt of constitutional lines of authority. Any lessening of civil power over military power must inevitably lead away from democracy."
- Harold Russell
(Related: Power, Actions, Authority, Contempt, Democracy, Military, states, United)

"Even at its most perceptive, sociology deals in abstractions."
- Richard Russo
(Related: Deals)

"I think that if people are instructed about anything, it should be about the nature of cruelty. And about why people behave so cruelly to each other. And what kind of satisfactions they derive from it. And why there is always a cost, and a price to be paid."
- Richard Russo
(Related: Nature, People, Cruelty)

"There are interactions with characters within the game which I think are pretty neatly done considering the limitations that you have to work with. I mean, a computer can't really generate a character that talks back and forth with you successfully."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Work, Character, Computer, Limitations, Pretty)

"Senior development specialists in the Treasury can be counted on one hand. America's government is not even aware of the gap between its commitments and action, because almost nobody in authority understands the actions that would be needed to meet the commitments."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Government, Development, Action, Actions, America, Authority)

"Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Actions, Anarchy, Country, Laws, Will)

"Iraq may get peace and stability through restoring it's sovereignty under participation of all Iraqi factions and sectarian groups, who must rebuild a new democratic, free and independent Iraq."
- Ali A. Saleh
(Related: Peace, Iraq, May, Participation, Stability)

"All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Failure, Actions)

"Suspicion is one of the morbid reactions by which an organism defends itself and seeks another equilibrium."
- Nathalie Sarraute
(Related: Suspicion)

"All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Failure, Actions)

"Bin Laden is remarkably eager for Americans to know why he doesn't like us, what he intends to do about it and then following up and doing something about it in terms of military actions."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Actions, Americans, Military)

"I just think that it's maybe fashionable today to try to take individual actions and individual failures and take the broadest possible brush and try to paint a company."
- Lee Scott
(Related: Actions, Company, Today)

"Of all actions of a man's life, his marriage does least concern other people, yet of all actions of our life tis most meddled with by other people."
- John Selden
(Related: Life, Marriage, People, Actions, Concern, Man)

"Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Life, Wisdom, Actions, Appetite, Firmness, Mind, Talk, Words)

"An there is always the question: is it really proven that retaliatory actions solve the security problem?."
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: Actions, Security)

"My first two records were more energetic; Phantom Moon is subtle, quiet; so these various reactions are just something I expected."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: First, Moon, Quiet)

"I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions."
- Sidney Sheldon
(Related: Motivation, Actions, Heroes)

"I am not responsible for the actions of Saakashvili and even for those of Gamsakhurdia."
- Eduard Shevardnadze
(Related: Actions)

"Only the actions of the just, Smell sweet and blossom in their dust."
- James Shirley
(Related: Actions)

"The intellectually sophisticated person is indifferent to all genuine individuality, because relationships and reactions result from it which cannot be exhausted with logical operations."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Individuality, Relationships, Result)

"Finally, the House is working to require a comprehensive federal review of IRS regulations with a follow-up report to Congress on possible actions to reduce the tax paperwork burden imposed on small businesses."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Actions, Burden, Congress, Tax)

"Your political reputation affects how likely allies are to trust you, and what kind of deals they'll offer at the negotiating table. There's also some emotional response in there, so factions do bear grudges. Just like the real thing."
- Mike Simpson
(Related: Trust, Deals, Grudges, Reputation)

"We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Actions)

"A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching."
- Sivananda
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Actions, Consequences, Earth, Ocean, Water)

"Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles."
- Red Skelton
(Related: Happiness, Actions, Care, Misery, Principles)

"No movement finding itself in this stage of struggle can operate by getting authority from the leading body of the political organs for even minor action that is taken and we don't even know in the case of the actions which have publicize whether they are in fact our people."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: People, Action, Actions, Authority, Body, Fact, Leading, Struggle)

"I had assumed that Bush's seemingly inflexible policy to support Sharon was for political reasons of his getting elected. But as to whether he really believes his actions are going to hasten the day of the final conflict, I do not know."
- Huston Smith
(Related: Policy, Actions, Conflict, Day, Support)

"Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted."
- Ralph W. Sockman
(Related: Life, Control, Actions, Habits)

"On private transactions, I'll just go very quickly now, a major difference between the United States and Euroland is that in Europe banks are much more important in financial transactions than in the United States."
- Robert C. Solomon
(Related: Financial, Banks, Difference, Europe, Now, states, United)

"Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Nature, Actions)

"I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Actions, Hate)

"I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Actions, Effort, Ridicule)

"But my estimates, for instance, based upon book information, were simply ridiculous, fanciful images of African attractions were soon dissipated, anticipated pleasures vanished, and all crude ideas began to resolve themselves into shape."
- Henry Morton Stanley
(Related: Ideas, African, Information)

"I ever will profess myself the greatest friend to those whose actions best correspond with their doctrine; which, I am sorry to say, is too seldom the case amongst those nations who pretend most to civilization."
- J. G. Stedman
(Related: Civilization, Friend, Actions, Doctrine, Nations, Will)

"One of the points about distractions is that everything that they do is destabilizing."
- Bruce Sterling
"In all unmerciful actions, the worst of men pay this compliment at least to humanity, as to endeavour to wear as much of the appearance of it, as the case will well let them."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Men, Actions, Appearance, Compliment, Humanity, Will)

"But individuals and firms spend an enormous amount of resources acquiring information, which affects their beliefs; and actions of others too affect their beliefs."
- Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Related: Actions, Beliefs, Information)

"I told him that my own opinion was that the time now and the method now to deal with Russia was to keep our mouths shut and let our actions speak for words."
- Henry L. Stimson
(Related: Time, Actions, Now, Opinion, Russia, Words)

"Now the thing is not to get into unnecessary quarrels by talking too much and not to indicate any weakness by talking too much; let our actions speak for themselves."
- Henry L. Stimson
(Related: Actions, Now, Quarrels, Talking, Weakness)

"If one seeks to analyze experiences and reactions to the first postwar years, I hope one may say without being accused of bias that it is easier for the victor than for the vanquished to advocate peace."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Peace, Hope, Being, First, May, Years)

"The transactions between me and the people that I photograph are very, very collaborative."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: People)

"In the spiritual body moreover, man appears such as he is with respect to love and faith, for everyone in the spiritual world is the effigy of his own love, not only as to the face and the body, but also as to the speech and the actions."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Love, Faith, Actions, Body, Man, Respect, Speech, Spiritual, World)

"There are words which are worth as much as the best actions, for they contain the germ of them all."
- Anne Sophie Swetchine
(Related: Actions, Words, Worth)

"Every human must take responsibility for his actions."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Actions, Responsibility)

"He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome."
- Ali ibn Abi Talib
(Related: Actions, Darkness, Deep, Evil, Improvement, Ruin, Self, Spirits, Vices)

"Children have very sharp powers of observation - probably sharper than adults - yet at the same time their emotional reactions are murky and much more primitive."
- Donna Tartt
(Related: Time, Children, Observation)

"At some of the venues, the audience was so loud we could hardly hear what was happening on stage, which kind of threw us back to 1983, when we had very similar reactions on a much bigger scale."
- Roger Andrew Taylor
"Call him wise whose actions, words, and steps are all a clear because to a clear why."
- Sara Teasdale
(Related: Actions, Words)

"We need people out talking about the President, explaining, agreeing with and praising his actions."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: People, Actions, President, Talking)

"Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions - which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives."
- Saint Teresa
(Related: Peace, People, Actions, Ignorance, May, Motives)

"We look for opportunities to play together including basketball, tennis, swimming, riding bikes and touch football. I try to provide a loving environment where we can play. I think that's good on so many levels - emotionally, for family interactions and, of course, physically."
- Alan Thicke
(Related: Family, Basketball, Environment, Football, Play, Tennis)

"We've been taught to believe that actions speak louder than words. But I think words speak pretty loud all of our lives; we carry these words in our head."
- Marlo Thomas
(Related: Actions, Pretty, Words)

"The conscious process is reflected in the imagination; the unconscious process is expressed as karma, the generation of actions divorced from thinking and alienated from feeling."
- William Irwin Thompson
(Related: Imagination, Actions, Feeling, Karma, Thinking, Unconscious)

"The function of intellect is to provide a means of modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life, so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Life, Circumstances, Intellect, May, Pleasure, Welfare)

"Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Men, Society, Actions, First, Living, Manners, Nothing, Sight)

"The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Lie, Actions, Law, Limits)

"Olympians are the product of the Movement, and to get them to the stadiums, pools and playing fields, it takes the actions of legions of people who might not be Olympians."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: People, Actions)

"Salvation is from our side a choice, from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our "accepting" and "willing" are reactions rather than actions. The right of determination must always remain with God."
- Aiden Wilson Tozer
(Related: God, Determination, Actions, Choice, Conquest, Right, Salvation)

"Names are what people sometimes use to excuse their thoughts and actions towards you."
- Simon Travaglia
(Related: People, Thoughts, Actions, Names)

"I don't always set stories in villages, more often in towns. But always in smallish communities because the characters' actions are more visible there, and the dramatic tension is heightened."
- Joanna Trollope
(Related: Actions, Tension)

"I think it was a good challenge for me to get my reactions across without being able to speak."
- Verne Troyer
(Related: Being, Challenge)

"Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Actions, Deeds, Destiny, Fate)

"As long as I was breathing with the contractions and not pushing against them, I felt better. That idea is fundamental-to feel pain and not to resist; to go towards it. It is an incredibly spiritual practice."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Idea, Pain, Practice, Spiritual)

"I would certainly choose my jobs depending on the actions of the character. I won't do anything that has to do with child abuse or women's abuse."
- Kathleen Turner
(Related: Women, Character, Abuse, Actions, Jobs)

"Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Perseverance, Actions, Agreement)

"Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions, by their choice."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Patriotism, Knowledge, Belief, Actions, Choice, Feeling, Loyalty, Result)

"Just as we descend into our consciences to judge of actions which our minds can not weigh, can we not also search in ourselves for the feeling which gives birth to forms of thought, always vague and cloudy?"
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: Thought, Actions, Feeling)

"Let me be clear - no one is above the law. Not a politician, not a priest, not a criminal, not a police officer. We are all accountable for our actions."
- Antonio Villaraigosa
(Related: Actions, Law, Police)

"We cannot lightly allow the perpetrator of a serious crime to go free simply because that person believed his actions were reasonable and necessary to prevent some perceived harm."
- Sol Wachtler
(Related: Actions, Crime, Harm)

"You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Actions, Credit, Responsibility)

"Also, I think there are huge reactions sometimes, which are also mysterious."
- Christopher Walken
"The selfless actions of these heroes have removed them from their families, businesses and homeland to fight, so that others may experience the liberty awaiting our troops upon safe return to America."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Experience, Actions, America, Fight, Heroes, Liberty, May, Troops)

"Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Love, Fantasy, Opposites, Reality)

"The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Opposites)

"A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends."
- George Washington
(Related: Acquaintance, Actions, Friends, Man, Words, World)

"It is our duty to watch over the actions and activities of this government and to insist that, in words as well as in deeds, the interests of our constituency primarily and of the Nation ultimately are served."
- Diane Watson
(Related: Government, Actions, Deeds, Duty, Nation, Words)

"In other words, what is supposedly found is an invention whose inventor is unaware of his act of invention, who considers it as something that exists independently of him; the invention then becomes the basis of his world view and actions."
- Paul Watzlawick
(Related: Act, Actions, Invention, Words, World)

"Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Action, Actions, Worth)

"Man is most happy, when his own actions are arguments and examples of his virtue."
- John Webster
(Related: Virtue, Actions, Arguments, Man)

"The Bible must be considered as the great source of all the truth by which men are to be guided in government as well as in all social transactions."
- Noah Webster
(Related: Government, Men, Truth, Bible)

"I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people that I cared about the most, and I am terribly sorry. I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and my actions."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: People, Actions, Hurt, Judgment, Mistakes)

"Every dollar that we send in State Department aid or humanitarian aid that saves us from having to get involved with very expensive military actions is a good investment. And frankly, helping Israel fight terrorism in the Middle East is much cheaper than us fighting it here on our shores."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Actions, Fight, Fighting, Investment, Israel, Military, State, Terrorism)

"In the Federal Government, electronic records are as indispensable as their paper counterparts for documenting citizens' rights, the actions for which officials are accountable, and the nation's history."
- Allen Weinstein
(Related: History, Government, Actions, Rights, Nation)

"I am extremely disappointed by the actions of the 9/11 commission."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: Actions)

"Actions lie louder than words."
- Bob Wells
(Related: Lie, Actions, Words)

"In our judgment of human transactions, the law of optics is reversed; we see the most indistinctly the objects which are close around us."
- Richard Whately
(Related: Judgment, Law)

"Aggression is the most common behavior used by many organizations, a nearly invisible medium that influences all decisions and actions."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Actions, Aggression, Behavior, Decisions)

"Thinking is the place where intelligent actions begin. We pause long enough to look more carefully at a situation, to see more of its character, to think about why it's happening, to notice how it's affecting us and others."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Character, Actions, Thinking)

"The great and important duty which is incumbent on Christians, is to guard against all appearance of evil; to watch against the first risings in the heart to evil; and to have a guard upon our actions, that they may not be sinful, or so much as seem to be so."
- George Whitefield
(Related: Heart, Actions, Appearance, Duty, Evil, First, May)

"The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Beauty, Actions, Departure, Independence)

"At the same time, new concepts and abstractions flow into the picture, taking up the task of describing the universe without reference to such time or space - abstractions for which our language lacks adequate terms."
- Benjamin Whorf
(Related: Time, Language, Space, Universe)

"I think it's very important that you make your own decision about what you are. Therefore you're responsible for your actions, so you don't blame other people."
- Prince William
(Related: People, Decision, Actions, Blame)

"One of the most powerful defences the media can offer for controversial actions is, of course, public interest."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Actions, Interest, Media, Public)

"I have long felt that it is readers and viewers of conservative media who could benefit from a more balanced discussion of what is at stake in our policy and the actions of our government."
- Joe Wilson
(Related: Government, Policy, Actions, Conservative, Media)

"It is important to consider whether the sample size selected by the Environmental Genome Project will provide sufficient power to discover most alleles relevant to gene-environment interactions."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Environmental, Power, Project, Will)

"When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions."
- Carter G. Woodson
(Related: Control, Actions, Man, Thinking, Worry)

"Our religious belief usurps the place of our sensations, our imaginations of our judgment. We no longer look to actions, trace their consequences, and then deduce the rule; we first make the rule, and then, right or wrong, force the action to square with it."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Action, Belief, Actions, Consequences, First, Force, Judgment, Religious, Right, Sensations, Wrong)

"Now, there are a very large number of bodily movements, having their source in our nervous system, that do not possess the character of conscious actions."
- Wilhelm Wundt
(Related: Character, Actions, Now)

"The Palestinian situation is different. We can have military cooperation with other factions in the Palestinian territories. But we cannot have this with Hizbullah in Lebanon."
- Ahmed Yassin
(Related: Cooperation, Military)

"Honest hearts produce honest actions."
- Brigham Young
(Related: Actions)

"Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane."
- Howard Zinn
(Related: Actions, Americans, Nation)