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Quotes about Action

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Abigail AdamsWe have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Abraham LincolnIf you don't want to use the army, I should like to borrow it for a while.
- (to the hesitant General George B. McClellan)
AnonymousIf you see a situation that requires action, then take action. It is easier to beg forgiveness than to request permission.
Benjamin Franklin
(1706 - 1790)
Never confuse motion with action.
Covert ComicAction stutters louder than words.
- (a.k.a. John Alejandro King)
Dr. Samuel Johnson
(1707 - 1784)
Faction seldom leaves a man honest, however it might find him.
Franklin D. RooseveltThere are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
G. K. Chesterton
(1874 - 1936)
If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.
H. L. Mencken
(1880 - 1956)
Every normal man must be tempted at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
Jerry GarciaSomebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
Joaquin SetantiBe wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
John Alejandro KingThis morning I was downtown, and I happened to glance at an office building just as it was deliberately imploded. ... For a second I thought "Whoa, did I do that?"
- (from 'My War On Terror!')
John Alejandro King
(~1958 - )
Reaction n. The average of an overreaction and an underreaction.
John Alejandro King
(~1958 - )
Action may speak louder than words, but it's still just a bunch of talk.
John Alejandro King a.k.a. 'The Covert Comic'
(~1958 - )
A well conceived covert action program, forcefully executed now, may prevent the need for future intervention for hours to come.
John Alejandro King a.k.a. The Covert ComicIf a covert action fails, the next one will be ten times more expensive. If a covert action succeeds, the next one will be priceless.
John Alejandro King a.k.a. The Covert Comic
(~1958 - )
Gentlemen do not read each other's mail. They write it.
John Alejandro King a.k.a. The Covert Comic
(~1958 - )
Covert action speaks quieter than words.
John Alejandro King a.k.a. the Covert Comic
(~1958 - )
Redact th*s.
John Alejandro King a.k.a. the Covert Comic
(~1958 - )
Fallback action: back all factions.
John Alejandro King a.k.a. The Covert ComicCovert action is diplomacy carried to its logical contusion.
John Alejandro King a.k.a. The Covert ComicTop 3 most painful contractions: 3. Economic 2. Uterine 1. Grammatical
John Alejandro King a.k.a. The Covert Comic (
(1958 - )
Can God design a covert action that's so secret even He doesn't know what He's doing?
Katharine GrahamTo love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun?
Oscar Wilde
(1854 - 1900)
Action: the last resource of those who know not how to dream.
The Covert Comic
(~1958 - )
*Every* action is a covert action.
The Covert ComicIf action is thought's interpreter, it speaks with a thick accent indeed.
Theodore RooseveltThe only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
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