„These men are all talk; What is needed is action — action!“
— John Brown, Remarks at the New England Anti-Slavery Convention (May 1859), quoted in William Lloyd Garrison by Wendell and Francis Garrison.
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
„Mindfulness should guide all your actions and your spiritual endeavors. Whatever you do, always apply three essential points: undertake the action with the intention of doing so for the good of all beings; execute it with perfect concentration, free of attachment to concepts of subject, object, and action; and, finally, dedicate the merit you have created to the enlightenment of all beings.“
— Dilgo Khyentse, The Hundred Verses of Advice: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on What Matters Most
— Dallin H. Oaks Apostle of the LDs Church 1932
Desire https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2011/04/desire, Dallin H. Oaks, April 2011
„Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is "timing"
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.“
— Fulton J. Sheen Catholic bishop and television presenter 1895 - 1979
„Thus every action must be due to one or other of seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reasoning, anger, or appetite.“
— Aristotle, Selected Works
Book I, 1369a.5 Variant: All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire
„Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.“
— Dolly Parton American singer-songwriter and actress 1946