Words and thoughts concerning compassionate action that are not put into practice are like beautiful flowers that are colorful but have no fragrance.
Drama is action, sir, action and not confounded philosophy.
The purpose of man is in action not thought.
When you worry, you go over the same ground endlessly and come out the same place you started. Thinking, on the other hand, makes progress from one place to another. ... The problem of life is to change worry into thinking, and anxiety into creative action.
The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.
The more there are riots, the more repressive action will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society.
Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.
There is still time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, if we take strong action now.
Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams.
Goals help you channel your energy into action.
The more there are riots, the more repressive action will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover
and eventually a fascist society.
The mania for giving the Government power to meddle with the private affairs of cities or citizens is likely to cause endless trouble, through the rivalry of schools and creeds that are anxious to obtain official recognition, and there is great danger that our people will lose our independence of thought and action which is the cause of much of our greatness, and sink into the helplessness of the Frenchman or German who expects his government to feed him when hungry, clothe him when naked, to prescribe when his child may be born and when he may die, and, in time, to regulate every act of humanity from the cradle to the tomb, including the manner in which he may seek future admission to paradise
Education and communication are vitally important in order to impress each individual of his or her responsibility regarding the healthy future of the Earth. The best way for students to recognize that their action can make a difference is to have projects organized by the school or community on which the students can work. Once convinced that they can help, people tend to change both their attitude and their behavior. New attitudes towards the environment will be reflected in decisions at home and in corporate boardrooms around the world.
Working to preserve in perpetuity is a great inspiration.
We are not fighting a rear-guard action, we are facing a frontier.
We are not slowing down a force that inevitably will destroy all the wilderness there is. We are generating another force, never to be wholly spent, that, renewed generation after generation, will be always effective in preserving wilderness.
We are not fighting progress. We are making it.
We are not dealing with a vanishing wilderness.
We are working for a wilderness forever.
Will is character in action.
The rarer action is In virtue than in vengeance.
Some people confuse acceptance with apathy, but there's all the difference in the world. Apathy fails to distinguish between what can and what cannot be helped; acceptance makes that distinction. Apathy paralyzes the will-to-action; acceptance frees it by relieving it of impossible burdens.
The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one, for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing.
Those who wait to take action until they find themselves in a desperate situation face more difficulties than they need to.
Decisive inventions and discoveries always are initiated by an intellectual or moral stimulus as their actual motivating force, but, usually, the final impetus to human action is given by material impulses ... merchants stood as a driving force behind the heroes of the age of discovery; this first heroic impulse to conquer the world emanated from very mortal forces
Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
As any action or posture long continued will distort and disfigure the limbs; so the mind likewise is crippled and contracted by perpetual application to the same set of ideas.
Altruism declares that any action taken for the benefit of others is good, and any action taken for one's own benefit is evil. Thus the beneficiary of an action is the only criterion of moral value - and so long as that beneficiary is anybody other than oneself, anything goes.
Electricity is the strain or tension set up by the two opposing desires
of universal Mind thinking: the desire for balanced action and the
desire for rest.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.