quote by Jim Harrison

The simple act of opening a bottle of wine has brought more happiness to the human race than all the collective governments in the history of earth

— Jim Harrison

Profound Collective Action quotations

Collective action quote One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you'v

One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.

The ultimate purpose of collecting the data is to provide a basis for action or a recommendation.

What is missing from the policy analyst's tool kit -- and from the set of accepted, well-developed theories of human organization -- is an adequately specified theory of collective action whereby a group of principals can organize themselves voluntarily to retain the residuals of their own efforts.

Collective action quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest ste

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.

When the federal government spends more each year than it collects in tax revenues, it has three choices: It can raise taxes, print money, or borrow money. While these actions may benefit politicians, all three options are bad for average Americans.

Beware of ignorance when in motion; look out for inexperience when in action, and beware of the majority when mentally poisoned with misinformation, for collective ignorance does not become wisdom.

We, the older generations, simply cannot leave a world for you, the younger generations, in which climate change impacts become ever more threatening to your survival. Still more public attention and action are needed. Solutions like renewable energy or energy efficiency need to fully power our collective future!

Collective action quote It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

The child learns more of the virtues needed in modern life-of fairness, of justice, of comradeship, of collective interest and action-in a common school than can be taught in the most perfect family circle

For we have always understood that when times change, so must we, that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges, that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.

The Holy Grail of universal coverage in the United States may remain out of reach unless, through rational collective action overriding some individual self-interest, we can reduce per capita costs.

Collective action quote Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it's

Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it's now or never.

Europe and America must act together in the face of evil.

It's high time for Americans and Europeans to restore that unity and be able to take actions collectively together.

In any nonviolent campaign there are four basic steps: collection of the facts to determine whether injustices exist; negotiation; self-purification; and direct action.

The national school is not a lecture hall or a library.

Its schooling consists chiefly in experimental collective action aimed at the realization of a collective purpose.

Collective action quote Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally, but what you do consistently

Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally, but what you do consistently.

Being vegetarian here also means that we do not consume dairy and egg products, because they are products of the meat industry. If we stop consuming, they will stop producing. Only collective awakening can create enough determination for action.

I can't accept collective responsibility for the decision to commit Britain now to military action in Iraq without international agreement or domestic support.

It is not the man who is beside himself, but he who is cool and collected,--who is master of his countenance, of his voice, of his actions, of his gestures, of every part of his play,--who can work upon others at his pleasure.

Collective action quote Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyways.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyways.

Find a partner, commit to taking action, and hold each other accountable.

Helping our planet is not a one-person or one-country job; we need to be good partners and good neighbors to one another. Routine, measurable, and collective actions both small and large will make an impact.

Terrorism attacks peoples' trust in the system of their state.

There is protection, but only if there is collective action and collective understanding about how to really deal with this phenomenon.

The path to big, systemic change is collective action. That takes Sister Courage.

Collective action quote Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where

Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn't shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don't allow others to control the direction of your life. Don't allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.

Fast food workers are all the governor has power to enact.

Your state legislature is held hostage by the same nitwits that hold hostage the federal [government]. People who have confused suffocating collectivism, which is bad, for a necessity to solve collective action problems, which is what all human endeavor is based on.

If in previous decades large historic events drew people together and oriented them toward collective action, the recent double trend toward greater choice but less security leads the young to see their lives in more individual terms. Big events collectivize. Little events atomize.

Collectivism means the subjugation of the individual to a group - whether to a race, class or state does not matter. Collectivism holds that man must be chained to collective action and collective thought for the sake of what is called 'the common good'.

Collective action quote No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

But our energy woes are in many ways the result of classic market failures that can only be addressed through collective action, and government is the vehicle for collective action in a democracy.

Contrary to the utopian rhetoric of social media enthusiasts, the Internet often makes the jump from deliberation to participation even more difficult, thwarting collective action under the heavy pressure of never-ending internal debate.

The era of the Single Savior is over.

What is needed now is joint action, combined effort, collective co-creation.

Collective action quote Nothing happens, until something moves.

Nothing happens, until something moves.

We live in a world so utterly infused with digitality that it makes even the slightest action ripple across the collection of data bases we call the web.

We need to create the institutions that will support the society we want to live in. The only answer is collective action.

For me, synchronicity is a way of confirming the rightness of action.

It is only in its absence that I realize I'm out of kilter with, for want of a better term, the collective unconscious.

Collective action quote The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.

You must keep your honor! You can't speak for the country;

you can do little about the national economy or actions of moral weaklings who excuse themselves with the expression, "That is politics; nor can you be responsible for deception in others. But you are responsible for yourself! There are no collective panaceas - only individual ones."

But to cut off relations with an aggressor may often invite retaliation by armed action, and this would, in its turn, make necessary some form of collective self-defence by the loyal members of the League.

The days aren't discarded or collected, they are bees that burned with sweetness or maddened the sting: the struggle continues, the journeys go and come between honey and pain. No, the net of years doesn't unweave: there is no net. They don't fall drop by drop from a river: there is no river. Sleep doesn't divide life into halves, or action, or silence, or honor: life is like a stone, a single motion, a lonesome bonfire reflected on the leaves, an arrow, only one, slow or swift, a metal that climbs or descends burning in your bones.

Collective action quote So plant your own gardens and decorate your soul instead of waiting for someone

So plant your own gardens and decorate your soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

But let no one be under any doubt that the scale of the challenge that Europe faces in this emerging global economy is immense and the practical pace of our collective action to meet these challenge to date has just been too slow.

Even the most left-wing politicians worship wealth creation - as the political-action-committee collection plate is passed.

Collective action is a tough thing, but I can't think of a more divided moment than right now. We're going to keep sliding - Detroit will keep sliding, the country will keep sliding, and we'll just become a second-rate nation - if we don't make some decisions as a country.

Wisdom in groups emerges as a product of commitments we make with ourselves and to each other. These stances are not abstract rules but tangible practices that must be renewed each time we are in groups. They are essentially commitments and attitudes that foster collaboration and positive collective action.

I am inspired by the reality that actions we take in the real world, no matter how seemingly small, can have impact on people's lives in a positive way. I have always been motivated by the desire to improve the world for women, in particular in the media - because the media is the "face" of the collective philosophy; watching media tells you what we think of ourselves and our "ideal" images and states of being.

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