No person among us desires any other reward for performing a brave and worthy action, but the consciousness of having served his nation.— Joseph Brant
Astounding Social Action quotations
The poverty of the poor is not a call to generous relief action, but a demand that we go and build a different social order.
If one rejects laissez faire on account of mans fallibility and moral weakness, one must for the same reason also reject every kind of government action.
Heroes are Ordinary People whose social action is Extra-Ordinary/ who ACT when others are passive, who give up EGO-centrism for SOCIO-centrism.
Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit, as well as social and economic change. It requires symbolic as well as practical action.
The gospel is not about... pie-in-the-sky when they die. ... It is imperative that the up and coming generation recognize that the biblical Jesus was committed to the realization of a new social order in this world.... Becoming a Christian, therefore, is a call to social action.
No one is moved to act, or resolves to speak a single word, who does not hope by means of this action or word to release anxiety from his spirit.
Social conditions that spur large numbers of people into action are ignored in favor of a Hollywood version of history focusing on one conquering hero. Since a movement for social change is embodied in its leader, death of the leader means death of the movement.
Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve.
Social reform is not to be secured by noise and shouting;
by complaints and denunciation; by the formation of parties, or the making of revolutions; but by the awakening of thought and the progress of ideas. Until there be correct thought, there cannot be right action; and when there is correct thought, right action will follow.
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.
We have to put reduction of health inequalities at the centre of our public health strategy and that will require action on the social determinants of health.
Our country also hungers for leadership to ensure the long-term survival of our Social Security system. With 70 million baby boomers in this country on the verge of retirement, we need to take action to shore up the system.
As an anonymous participant in financial markets, I never had to weigh the social consequences of my actions ... I felt justified in ignoring them on the grounds that I was playing by the rules.
Social action, just like physical action, is steered by perception.
This is the gravest danger that today threatens civilization: State intervention; the absorption of all spontaneous social effort by the State, that is to say, of spontaneous historical action, which in the long run sustains, nourishes, and impels human destinies.
The greatest religious problem today is how to be both a mystic and a militant;
in other words how to combine the search for an expansion of inner awareness with effective social action, and how to feel one's true identity in both.
We now live in a 'post-Christian' America .
The Judeo-Christian ethic no longer guides our social institutions. Christian ideals and values no longer dominate social thought and action. The Bible has ceased to be a common base of moral authority for judging whether something is right or wrong, good or bad, acceptable or unacceptable.
The easiest way to get brainwashed is to be born.
All of the above principles then immediately go into action, a process which social psychologists euphemistically call socialization.
On popular issues like poverty and slavery, where Christians are likely to be applauded for our social action, we are quick to stand up and speak out. Yet on controversial issues like homosexuality and abortion, where Christians are likely to be criticized for our involvement, we are content to sit down and stay quiet.
As human beings, we are always torn between individual freedom and the ability of choose our actions, and the need for at least enough social structure so that anarchy, chaos, and warlordery - or the war of all against all - can be avoided.
When community action was put into federal law in the early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice, I supported it intellectually.
Exploration of the natural world begins in early childhood, flourishes in middle childhood, and continues in adolescence as a pleasure and a source of strength for social action.
You need more fact in the dangerous art of giving presents than in any other social action.
Education without social action is a one-sided value because it has no true power potential.
In Judaism social action is religiousness, and religiousness implies social action.
Only in action can you fully realize the forces operative in social behavior.
That is why I am an experimentalist.
Explicit knowledge, conventionally delivered like pizza (neat boxes with toppings of concepts, theories, best practices and war stories), is consumed by the brain but not metabolized into action. The learning we call intuition, know-how and common sense gets into the blood stream through osmosis. It is shaped by social context.
It is my expectation that Teacher Education for Democracy and Social Justice will become a rich resource for continuing this multi-layered conversation-from democratic belief to democratic action-that is the hallmark of educational renewal.
No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution.
.. revolution is but thought carried into action.
Revolution is but thought carried into action.
I would never commit the positively anti-social action of robbing a bank, or worse still, working in one.
There is no act too small, no act too bold.
The history of social change is the history of millions of actions, small and large, coming together at critical points to create a power that governments cannot suppress.
Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.
Government agents (and their allies) might enter chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine percolating conspiracy theories by raising doubts about their factual premises, causal logic or implications for political action.