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A Quote by Alexander Pope on action, deed, and judgment

Judge not of actions by their mere effect; Dive to the center, and the cause detect. Great deeds from meanest springs may take their course, And smallest virtues from a mighty source.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Odyssey, book ii. line 42.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on action, atheism, god, good, hypocrisy, and religion

An atheist is but a mad, ridiculous derider of piety, but a hypocrite makes a sober jest of God and religion; he finds it easier to be upon his knees than to rise to a good action.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on action and kindness

Not always actions show the man; we find Who does a kindness is not therefore kind.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle i. Line 109.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on action, conviction, murder, and war

How despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on action, belief, existence, god, and harmony

I believe in Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of all that exists, not in a God who concerns himself with fates and actions of human beings.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Upon being asked if he believed in God by Rabbi Herbert Goldstein (April 24, 1921)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on action, balance, beauty, dignity, existence, life, and morality

The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depends on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on action, certainty, communication, destruction, future, energy, and work

Some recent work by E. Fermi and L. Szilard, which has been communicated to me in manuscript, leads me to expect that the element uranium may be turned into a new and important source of energy in the immediate future. Certain aspects of the situation which has arisen seem to call for watchfulness and, if necessary, quick action on the part of the Administration. This new phenomena would also lead to the construction of bombs. . . . A single bomb of this type, carried by boat and exploded in a port, might very well destroy the whole port, together with some of the surrounding territory. However, such bombs might very well prove to be too heavy for transportation by air.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ltr. to Pres. F.D. Roosevelt, Aug.2,1939, resulting in funds to develop the atom bomb

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A Quote by Albert Camus on action, life, personality, personality, psychology, and thinking

Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself. We continue to shape our personality all our life. To know oneself, one should assert oneself.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on action, psychology, and thinking

To know oneself, one should assert oneself. Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Alan Lightman on action, chaos, commitment, contentment, decisions, people, reason, responsibility, and world

Some make light of decisions, arguing that all possible decisions will occur. In such a world, how could one be responsible for his actions? Others hold that each decision must be considered and committed to, that without commitment there is chaos. Such people are content to live in contradictory worlds, so long as they know the reason for each.

Alan Lightman

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