quote by Franz Kafka

There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.

— Franz Kafka

Informative Direct Action quotations

Direct 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 direct effect on our mind is achieved by the words, the text, the thought, which arouse consideration. Our will is directly affected by the super-objective, by other objectives, by a through line of action. Our feelings are directly worked upon by tempo-rhythm.

The direct effect on our mind is achieved by the words, the text, the thought, which arouse consideration. Our will is directly affected by the super-objective, by other objectives, by a through line of action. Our feelings are directly worked upon by tempo-rhythm.

Direct 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.

Man, like the universe, is a machine.

Nothing enters our minds or determines our actions which is not directly or indirectly a response to stimuli beating upon our sense organs from without.

[We need] someone bold, to put himself at the head of the disaffected and rally them against the oppressor. Some great character who could captivate the people... someone wise who could direct the actions of an unbridled and floating multitude.

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.

Direct 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.

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.

Yet what you need is not marches, demonstrations, rallies or wide associations, all of them are important. What you need is direct action. The sooner people understand that, the sooner we'll begin to change things.

...racist thought and action says far more about the person they come from than the person they are directed at.

Direct 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.

The flow of action continually produces consequences which are unintended by actors, and these unintended consequences also may form unacknowledged conditions of actions in a feedback fashion. Human history is created by intentional activities but is not an intended project; it persistently eludes efforts to bring it under conscious direction.

Given the choice of apathy or someone liberating mink, burning down a research torture-laboratory, or killing a vivisectionist or other DIRECT murderer of animals, I will choose the aforesaid actions over apathy any day of the week.-

No kind action ever stops with itself.

One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.

Direct action quote Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.

Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.

One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.

When your every thought and your every action is directed to your ultimate life goals, you become unstoppable and assured of great success and happiness.

Justice too long delayed is justice denied.

Direct 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.

Cryptography is the ultimate form of non-violent direct action.

Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens.

Marches work, rallies work, civil disobedience works, direct action works, voting works, writing letters works, speaking to churches and schools works, rioting works.

Direct 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.

What I say is, that the real non-resistants can believe in direct action only, never in political action. For the basis of all political action is coercion; even when the State does good things, it finally rests on a club, a gun, or a prison, for its power to carry them through.

Wisdom comes with the ability to be still.

Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.

Knowledge is only potential power. It becomes power only when, and if, it is organized into definite plans of action, and directed to a definite end.

Direct 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.

You are like a candle. Imagine you are sending light out all around you. All your words, thoughts and actions are going in many directions. If you say something kind, your kind words go in many directions, and you yourself go with them. We are ...transforming and continuing in a different form at every moment.

Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.

Positive self-direction is the action plan that all winners in life use to turn imagination into reality, fantasy into fact, and dreams into actual goals.

Direct action quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up beign the biggest ste

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

I take action in the direction of my dreams, passions, talents, and interests.

I know that I have a much-needed life purpose, which I embrace without delay. I focus only on today with respect to my goals, trusting that all of my tomorrows will work out well.

Direct action is, ultimately, the defiant insistence on acting as if one is already free.

If not for the direct action of a John Brown and his comrades, America would still trade in the flesh of the black man.

Direct action quote No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the

No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the choice to turn around.

I value my own independence so highly that I can fancy no degradation greater than that of having another man perpetually directing and advising and lecturing me, or even planning too closely in any way about my actions. He might be the wisest of men, or the most powerful - I should equally rebel and resent his interference.

When we learn to deal directly with our complaints and difficulties, romanticized ideas about the spiritual path are no longer meaningful. We see that what is important is to take responsibility for ourselves, and to always be aware of our thoughts, feelings, and actions.

The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.

Direct action quote Nothing happens, until something moves.

Nothing happens, until something moves.

I believe it's time for direct action on climate change, standing together as ordinary Australians to take control of our shared future.

It is our experience that the nation doesn't move around questions of genuine equality for the poor and for black people until it is confronted massively, dramatically in terms of direct action.

The thinking of creative and successful men is never exerted in any direction other than that intended. That is why great men produce such a prodigious amount of work, seemingly without effort and without fatigue. The amount of work such men leave to posterity is amazing.

I was induced to establish several orders of merit, from conviction that emulation, well directed, becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius of some youth is more easily brought into action this way, than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest.

There is in each of us a stream of tendency, whether you choose to call it philosophy or not, which gives coherence and direction to thought and action. Judges cannot escape that current any more than other mortals.

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