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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.”
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.”
Simone de Beauvoir
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Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.”
Immanuel Kant - Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals
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Among the special duties to others, the first is Truthfulness in speech and action.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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Action, with all its uncertainties, is like an ever-present reminder that men, though they must die, are not born in order to die, but to begin something new.”
Hannah Arendt
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Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.”
Simone de Beauvoir
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My spirit yearns for action, my breath for freedom.”
Friedrich Schiller
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Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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To act freely is to retake possession of oneself; it is to place oneself back in pure duration.”
Henri Bergson - Time and Free Will: An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.”
Henri Bergson
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”
Hannah Arendt
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.”
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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It is doubtless a fine harmony when doing and saying go together.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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To love is to act.”
Victor Hugo
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To act is easy, to think is hard; to act according to our thought is troublesome.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Finding the right words at the right moment is action.”
Hannah Arendt
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Action is the foundational key to all success.”
Pablo Picasso
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As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.”
Noam Chomsky
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From science comes foresight, from foresight action.”
Auguste Comte - Course of Positive Philosophy
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Action creates more fortunes than prudence.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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There is only one proof of ability: doing it.”
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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By your actions, you give me reason to believe you.”
Publius Terentius Afer
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Whenever the true objects of action appear, they are to be heartily sought. Enthusiasm is the height of man; it is the passing from the human to the divine.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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All human acts involve more chance than decision.”
André Gide
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No contingency anywhere in the universe; no indifference; no liberty. While we act, we are, at the same time, acted upon.”
David Hume
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An action is the perfection and publication of thought.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Nature
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To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream not only plan, but also believe.”
Anatole France
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