A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on action and happiness

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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A Quote by Ben Jonson on action


I am beholden to calumny, that she hath so endeavored to belie me.-It shall make me set a surer guard on myself, and keep a better watch upon my actions.

Ben Jonson

Source: Every Man Out of His Humour, I, I

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A Quote by Barry Commoner on action


No action is without its side effects.

Barry Commoner (1917 -)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, action, desires, goals, possibility, and worth

A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, 1957

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on action, affection, complaints, defense, desires, expectation, facts, hatred, hope, indifference, insanity, justice, love, reason, struggle, suspicion, thought, understanding, wealth, wishes, and words

What did they seek from him? What were they after? He had never asked anything of them; it was they who wished to hold him, they who pressed a claim on him - and they seemed to have the form of affection, but it was a form which he found harder to endure than any sort of hatred. He despised causeless affection, just as he despised unearned wealth. They professed to love him for some unknown reason and they ignored all the things for which he could wish to be loved. He wondered what response they could hope to obtain from him in such manner - if his response was what they wanted. And it was, he thought; else why those constant complaints, those unceasing accusations about his indifference? Why that chronic air of suspicion, as if they were waiting to be hurt? He had never had a desire to hurt them, but he had always felt their defensive, reproachful expectation; they seemed wounded by anything he said, it was not a matter of his words or actions, it was almost . . . almost as if they were wounded by the mere fact of his being. Don't start imagining the insane - he told himself severely, struggling to face the riddle with the strictest of his ruthless sense of justice. He could not condemn them without understanding; and he could not understand.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 42-3)

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A Quote by Avery Weisman, MD on action and self-esteem

Morale is self-esteem in action.

Avery Weisman

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A Quote by Ashleigh Brilliant on action, past, and time

The time for action is past! Now is the time for senseless bickering!

Ashleigh Brilliant (1933 -)

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A Quote by Admiral Arthur William Radford on action, decisions, and information

A decision is the action an executive must take when he has information so incomplete that the answer does not suggest itself.

Arthur Radford (1896 -)

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A Quote by Arnold Joseph Toynbee on action, death, history, life, and practicality

History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action, like practical life, and if you don't use the stuff - well, it might as well be dead.

Arnold Joseph Toynbee (1889 - 1975)

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A Quote by Arnold Glasow on action and ideas

An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.

Arnold Glasow

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