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
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.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Action expresses priorities.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
Effective action is always unjust.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
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.
It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Knowledge, Action, Devotion are complementary to each other.
Moving from chair to chair, from coffee machine to coffee machine is the limit of my action in most films. But I enjoy being cast in them because I love watching them.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
Success in life depends on action, that is, on what you do, and not what you Feel or think, and the price of success is hard work.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
The fear of criticism is at the bottom of the destruction of most ideas which never reach the planning and action stage.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.