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)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Actions, Moments, Punk, Words)

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

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)

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

The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
- Red Auerbach
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Design, People, Actions, Custom, First, Practice)

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

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

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)

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
(Keywords: Actions, Trying, Voice)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Actions, Childhood)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Actions, Consequences, Responsibility)

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)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Actions, England, London, Spain, World)

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)

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
(Keywords: 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
(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)

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
(Keywords: 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
(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)

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
(Keywords: 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
(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)

Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Society, People, Actions, Americans, Living, Old, Tragedy, Weakness)



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