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One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.
Paul Valéry - Tel quel  



One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.

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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus  






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  



Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.




Often he who omits an act does injustice, not only he who commits an act.
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations  



Often he who omits an act does injustice, not only he who commits an act.




The consequences of every act are included in the act itself.
George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four  






The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.
Simone de Beauvoir  



The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.




Among the special duties to others, the first is Truthfulness in speech and action.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel  






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  






Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Simone de Beauvoir  






My spirit yearns for action, my breath for freedom.
Friedrich Schiller - The Robbers  






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  






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  






Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
Henri Bergson  






Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt  



Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.




I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding  



I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.




It is doubtless a fine harmony when doing and saying go together.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays  






If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see.
Henry David Thoreau  






Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Birth of Tragedy  






How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  






To love is to act.
Victor Hugo  






To act is easy, to think is hard; to act according to our thought is troublesome.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  






Finding the right words at the right moment is action.
Hannah Arendt  






Action is the foundational key to all success.
Pablo Picasso  






As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
Noam Chomsky  






Action is character.
F. Scott Fitzgerald  






From science comes foresight, from foresight action.
Auguste Comte - Course of Positive Philosophy  






Great men undertake great things because they are great; fools, because they think them easy.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  






Action creates more fortunes than prudence.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  






Never confuse movement with action.
Ernest Hemingway  






There is only one proof of ability: doing it.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  










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