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    Quotations about Actions

    • We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
      letter to John Adams, 1774, by Abigail Adams
    • All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
    • Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
    • The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
      The Confucian Analects, by Confucius
    • 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.
      The Long Loneliness, 1952, by Dorothy Day
    • 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.
      Third Olynthiac, by Demosthenes
    • Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
    • Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.
    • I've arrived at this outermost edge of my life by my own actions. Where I am is thoroughly unacceptable. Therefore, I must stop doing what I've been doing.
      An Unknown Woman, 1982, by Alice Koller
    • I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
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