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I think it's very important to get ego out of the room. I think it's important to realize it takes two hands to clap — stop the pointing, stop the blame game. I think we've seen enough of that, I think the country is tired of it. I think they want to see Washington function, they want to see action.

Nikki Haley

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Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.

Charles de Gaulle

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Goals help you channel your energy into action.

Les Brown

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There are two good things in life — freedom of thought and freedom of action.

W. Somerset Maugham

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Is a faith without action a sincere faith?

Jean Racine

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Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou.

Akhenaton

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Human beings are born solitary, but everywhere they are in chains — daisy chains — of interactivity. Social actions are makeshift forms, often courageous, sometimes ridiculous, always strange. And in a way, every social action is a negotiation, a compromise between 'his', 'her' or 'their' wish and yours.

Andy Warhol

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Sheikh Hasina's government is one of the best Bangladesh has ever had. She is taking action against fundamentalists. But even she refused to let me return. I don't think I can ever return home.

Taslima Nasrin

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With 1.7 million private sector jobs lost and half a million jobs shipped overseas over the past three years, we must take action to spur job creation and restore economic prosperity.

Nick Lampson

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President Obama is doing the right thing by offering young immigrants, most often in this country through no action of their own, a chance to live and work openly, free from the fear of deportation.

Eliot Spitzer

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Action — quotes and aphorisms

Recent action in Syria and Palestine also tell us that the awakening voices of democracy in those regions are occurring, and that those in that region are able to pursue it without being stifled by terrorists that are despotic.

Judd Gregg

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Tanks being deployed far forward is an indication of offensive action; tanks in depth is an indication of defensive action.

Norman Schwarzkopf

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We should be biased toward action. We are trying to be a nimble and cohesive culture where people can be heard and there is openness and innovation.

Dinesh Paliwal

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An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics, that action and reaction are equal and opposite, that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger.

Gertrude Stein

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The test of any man lies in action.

Pindar

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Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.

William Shakespeare

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There's no federal government agency that ought to be immune from having to explain the potential financial impact of an action they've taken or intend to take. We deserve the specifics.

Ander Crenshaw

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Have a bias toward action — let's see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.

Indira Gandhi

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Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body — the producers and consumers themselves.

Herbert Hoover

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