It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.— Mahatma Gandhi
Viral Political Action quotations
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.
Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the consequences of his actions. Liberty and responsibility are inseparable.
Military action without politics is like a tree without a root.
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.
Ideas in a void have never appealed to me;
action must follow thought or political life is meaningless.
Genuine politics -- even politics worthy of the name -- the only politics I am willing to devote myself to -- is simply a matter of serving those around us: serving the community and serving those who will come after us. Its deepest roots are moral because it is a responsibility expressed through action, to and for the whole.
I have met with political leaders, legislators, and diplomats, seeking the next steps to press in reducing and eliminating the nuclear threat in this century. I have participated in public coalitions developing programmes for action to combat the global rash of small arms. All are trying and making a difference.
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.
Books ARE a form of political action.
Books are knowledge. Books are reflection. Books change your mind.
The measure of the wealth of a nation is indicated by the measure of its protection of its industry; the measure of the poverty of a nation is marked by the degree in which it neglects and abandons the care of its own industry, leaving it exposed to the action of foreign powers.
Middle-class societies don't emerge automatically as an economy matures, they have to be CREATED through political action.
Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it's now or never.
The specific political distinction to which political actions and motives can be reduced is that between friend and enemy.
If one sets a car on fire, that is a criminal offence.
If one sets hundreds of cars on fire, that is political action.
Every clique is a refuge for incompetence.
It fosters corruption and disloyalty, it begets cowardice, and consequently is a burden upon and a drawback to the progress of the country. Its instincts and actions are those of the pack.
Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally, but what you do consistently.
Sometimes it appears that we're reaching a period when our senses and our minds will no longer respond to moderate stimulation. We seem to be approaching an Age of the Gross. Persuasion through speeches and books is too often discarded for disruptive demonstrations aimed at bludgeoning the unconvinced into action.
The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.
When we speak of power, we mean man's control over the minds and actions of other men. By political power we refer to the mutual relations of control among the holders of public authority and between the latter and the people at large.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyways.
In the final analysis it doesn't really matter what the political system is.
..We don't need perfect political systems; we need perfect participation.
All political action aims at either preservation or change.
When desiring to preserve, we wish to prevent a change for the worse; when desiring to change, we wish to bring about something better. All political action is then guided by some thought of better or worse.
Fascism is not just a word. It`s not just a way to insult someone with whom you disagree. It is a specific thing. It is a specific form of far right politics that involves a sort of narcissistic cult of superman action around the leader of the party.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Only a crisis - actual or perceived - produces real change.
When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.
Political action is the highest responsibility of a citizen.
[T]he opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves, in their, own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch.
Nothing happens, until something moves.
When the goal of political action is no longer the defense of liberty, no word other than demagoguery can describe the despicable nature of politics.
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.
I think, you know, architecture should not just be something that follows up on events but be a leader of events ... by implementing an architectural action, you actually are making a transformation in the social fabric and in the political fabric. Architecture becomes an instigator.
I don't trust words. I trust actions.
The real Art of Peace is not to sacrifice a single one of your warriors to defeat an enemy. Vanquish your foes by always keeping yourself in a safe and unassailable position; then no one will suffer any losses. The Way of a Warrior, the Art of Politics, is to stop trouble before it starts. It consists in defeating your adversaries spiritually by making them realize the folly of their actions. The Way of a Warrior is to establish harmony.
Affirmative action works but we're going to need to muster all our political resources if we are to keep it in place.
Architecture has its political Use; publick Buildings being the Ornament of a Country; it establishes a Nation, draws People and Commerce; makes the People love their native Country, which Passion is the Original of all great Actions in a Common-wealth.... Architecture aims at Eternity.
Leadership is an action, not a position.
There is a weapon we can fight with. That is the weapon of political action.
If affirmative action means what I just described, what I'm for, then I'm for it.
Revolutions are not push button affairs;
rather, they evolve only if there exists a reservoir of hope and grievance that can be galvanized into popular action.
The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
Science is not enough, religion is not enough, art is not enough, politics and economics are not enough, nor is love, nor is duty, nor is action however disinterested, nor, however sublime, is contemplation. Nothing short of everything, will really do.
Individuality is the aim of political liberty.
By leaving to the citizen as much freedom of action and of being, as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.
The aim of all struggles for liberty is to keep in bounds the armed defenders of peace, the governors and their constables. The political concept of the individual's freedom means: freedom from arbitrary action on the part of the police power.
Politics is when people choose their words and actions based on how they want others to react rather than based on what they really think.
It seems to me it would be pretty awful if Canadians came to choose political leaders not for their political ideas and actions, but because of their adherence or their devotedness to one faith or another.