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Quotes about Act
by Theodore. H. White

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

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All endeavors which are directed to a purely worldly end,
contain within themselves the seeds of their own corruption.
- Theodore H. White

You can't get unless you give.
And you have to give without wanting to get.
- Theodore H. White

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough
to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment
comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command
and find that they control their own time,
when they learn their own voice and authority.
- Theodore H. White

 

The most difficult thing in the world
is to know how to do a thing
and to watch somebody else doing it wrong,
without comment.
- Theodore. H. White

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz PHOTO

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

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There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I Act with Bold Courage:
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step -
large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

Heroes act in spite of their fear,
while the rest of us act because of our fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

When you feel worried and depressed,
consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeat
until the happy feeling becomes genuine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is an act of faith.
- Erich Fromm

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

To live a satisfying life requires two steps...
1. Plan your life goals.
2. Act on your plan - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The smallest act of kindness
is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

Yes! it takes courage to act upon your dreams.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Know that the act of smiling makes both you and others happier.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I will act as if what I do makes a difference.
- William James

Protect your vision.
Prevail over adversity.
Persevere in the midst of turmoil.
Passionately act upon your convictions.
Purposely walk into the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
- Mother Teresa

Choose wisely - then act decisively. Do it today!
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor, Choose, Celebrate, Dream, Act, Relax
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational
act that two people in love can commit.
- Bill Cosby

The only way to deal with an unfree world
is to become so absolutely free
that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

Loving is the most unmitigated
and courageous act I perform in a day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen

I Act with Bold Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that happiness is created by the act
of expressing gratitude for all of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

A small compassionate act enlarges the scope of community.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess,
we act and think in vain,
and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison

No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part
of the globe at every moment of time.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts.
If you don't control what you think,
you can't control what you do.
Simply, self-discipline enables you
to think first and act afterward.
- Napoleon Hill

We cannot change our past.
We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me
and 90% how I react to it.
- Charles R. Swindoll

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
- Bryan White

Love is an act of endless forgiveness,
a tender look which becomes a habit.
- Peter Ustinov

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
- J. William Fulbright

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Gardening is not a rational act.
- Margaret Atwood

I claim that human mind or human society
is not divided into watertight compartments
called social, political and religious.
All act and react upon one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Act as if what you do makes a difference.
It does.
- William James

Leaders have to act more quickly today.
The pressure comes much faster.
- Andy Grove

It is impossible for a man to conceal himself.
In every act, word or gesture,
he stands revealed as he is,
and not as he would have himself appear to be.
From the Universe, nothing is or can be hidden.
- Ernest Holmes

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.
- Barbara Sher

A vow is a purely religious act
which cannot be taken in a fit of passion.
It can be taken only with a mind purified
and composed and with God as witness.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.
- Lao Tzu

I am the owner of my choices.
I am the source for the perspectives I choose to hold...
regardless of how aware I am of why or how I come to possess
that particular perspective.
It takes courage to look into the mirror of our souls, absent excuses.
I will look into that mirror little bits at a time.
SEE and ACT. SEE what I can bear to see and ACT upon what I am able.
This is the heart of a gentle invitation to personal responsibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate
act that should not be indulged in lightly.
- M. F. K. Fisher

Beauty awakens the soul to act.
- Dante Alighieri

The creative act lasts but a brief moment,
a lightning instant of give-and-take,
just long enough for you to level the camera and to
trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson


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