Quotations on Actions

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I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Negative, Actions, Students, Teachers)

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
(Keywords: Ability, Actions, Country, Present)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Actions, Country, Nation, Now)

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Nature, Science, Actions, Man, Order, State)

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
(Keywords: Design, People, Actions, Custom, First, Practice)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Dream, Actions, Being, Children, Laws, Needs)

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

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Act, Actions, Results, Self, Today, Tomorrow)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Hope, Actions, Americans, Words)

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
(Keywords: Act, Actions, Civil liberties)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, Actions, Advice, Consequences)

It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Religion, Discipline, Purpose, Actions, Patience, Religious, Sense, Stability)

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
(Keywords: Thoughts, Actions, Spring)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Thoughts, Actions, Hate, Hell, Living, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Nature, Actions, Body, Breeding, Crime, Mind)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Business, Change, Health, Actions, Community, Now)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Faith, Strength, Actions, Force, Man)

It would be immoral to walk away from the consequences of our actions, leaving behind anarchy and civil war in Iraq.
- Kenneth Clarke
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Experience, Belief, Actions, Reflection, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Action, Actions, Effect, Ignorance, Intentions, Will)

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
(Keywords: Music, Actions, Day, End)

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
(Keywords: Thoughts, Actions, May, Words)

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

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
(Keywords: People, Actions, Talk)

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
(Keywords: Faith, People, Actions, Blind, Bombs, Consequences, Country, Hate)

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
(Keywords: Life, Music, Patriotism, Time, Actions, Greed, Stupidity)

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
(Keywords: Funny, Government, Actions, Rights, Human rights)

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
(Keywords: Men, Action, Actions, Man)

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

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



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