Political Action Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Political Action Quotes

#1. Liberty, the very opposite of ownership and control, cannot, then, result from political action, either at the polls or the barricades, but rather evolves out of attitude. If it results from anything, it may be levity. - Author: Tom Robbins
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#2. I think all artists struggle to represent the geometry
of life in their own way, just like writers deal with
archetypes. There are only so many stories that you can
tell, but an infinite number of storytellers. - Author: Henry Mosquera
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#3. A political action committee trying to raise money for a 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign is selling "Ready for Hillary" champagne glasses and Christmas ornaments. Because if one thing improves the holidays, it's drinking mixed with politics. - Author: Jimmy Fallon
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#4. The Founding Fathers were neither passive, death-worshipin g mystics nor mindless, power-seeking looters; as a political group they were a phenomenon unprecedented in history: they were thinkers who were also men of action. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#5. It is because the fight against the harshest aspects of unrestricted capitalism is therefore a political problem and not an intellectual one that community action remains so essential. - Author: Barney Frank
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#6. Why is it that when political ammunition runs low, inevitably the rusty artillery of abuse is always wheeled into action? - Author: Adlai Stevenson I
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#7. I was 20 years old when, despite mass protests against military action, Iraq was invaded in 2003 - it didn't make for motivated political participation, I can tell you. - Author: Romola Garai
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#8. If one sets a car on fire, that is a criminal offence. If one sets hundreds of cars on fire, that is political action. - Author: Ulrike Meinhof
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#9. ....Environmentalists try to preserve these ecosystems through political action. Yet no law will succeed in preserving something that people know only from a distance or do not understand at close range. - Author: Richard Rabkin
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#10. In the United States, the sacrosanct nature of dreams, never to be critically assessed, may be the most powerful impediment to political radicalization and collective action. - Author: Wolfgang Streeck
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#11. Boycott is a widely understood form of social, economic, and political action. - Author: Steve Crawshaw
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#12. When one questions [Dalai Lama's] political actions, it is worth remembering that he's the single most experienced politician on the planet at this moment. - Author: Pico Iyer
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#13. Doesn't it seem more reasonable to take action to heal the social pathology that generates crime than to use gun control to blow another political toe off American liberalism during each election cycle? - Author: Joe Bageant
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#14. Life is a sewer and we are all but swimmers within it. Smart people do the backstroke. (In other words you gotta have a giggle.) - Author: Stephen B. Pearl
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#15. It's Nixon who created the Environmental Protection Agency. Clean Air and Water Acts. Endangered Species Act. Promoted affirmative action. One could go on and on with Nixon as a New Deal liberal on domestic policy and a hawk, but one with great geo-political skills. - Author: Douglas Brinkley
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#16. One wonders how far spiritual and political leaders can genuinely lead us without some degree of mystical seeing and action. - Author: Richard Rohr
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#17. This weekend the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC, featured several speakers including Sarah Palin and Phil Robertson from 'Duck Dynasty.' It was a good weekend for conservatives - and a great weekend for wild animals. - Author: Jimmy Fallon
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#18. 'Negative liberty' is a political science term meaning a liberty from government action. It is not a liberty to anything - like the liberty to meaningfully contribute to public debate or to have ample spaces for speech. - Author: Marvin Ammori
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#19. 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. - Author: Ludwig Von Mises
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#20. 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. - Author: Voltairine De Cleyre
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#21. Political action is the highest responsibility of a citizen. - Author: John F. Kennedy
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#22. Even the most left-wing politicians worship wealth creation - as the political-action-committee collection plate is passed. - Author: P. J. O'Rourke
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#23. All power is the same. Magic. Physical strength. Economic strength. Political strength. It all serves a single purpose-it gives its possessor a broader spectrum of choices. It creates alternative courses of action. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#24. TV-based politics is to political action as watching ER is to saving someone in distress. - Author: Robert D. Putnam
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#25. It may seem ironic that the judicial branch preserves its legitimacy through refraining from action on political questions. That concept was put forward best by Justice [Felix] Frankfurter, appointed by President [Franklin Delano] Roosevelt. - Author: Sam Brownback
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#26. I don't believe that one should have one-size-fits-all moral rules for international political action. - Author: Tony Judt
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#27. I think e-mail petitions are an illusion. It gives people the illusion that they're participating in some meaningful political action. - Author: Howard Rheingold
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#28. As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook. - Author: Joseph Conrad
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#29. The essential thing is the formation of the political will of the nation: that is the starting point for political action. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#30. When we fracture our potential for united action and divide ourselves along social, political, economic, or religious lines, we diminish our power. - Author: Helen LaKelly Hunt
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#31. While we face economic obstacles that challenge every decision made in Washington, decisions made merely for political gain must stop. It's time to restore civility in Congress. It's time for action where action is needed - all politics aside. - Author: Nick Lampson
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#32. Wars and conflicts begin in the mind, then they are expressed in words and then executed through physical action, so personal transformation is intricately connected with the social and political transformation. - Author: Satish Kumar
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#33. Each of us should choose which course of action we must take; education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes, but let it not be said that we did nothing. - Author: Ron Paul
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#34. 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. - Author: Lebbeus Woods
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#35. The real focus needs to be on political action to stop this runaway train, real soon. - Author: William H. Calvin
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#36. Voting is the foundation stone for political action. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#37. Some things are just like riding a bicycle; you jump on, pedal, and hope you don't fall. - Author: Henry Mosquera
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#38. It is a political thriller. It's very action packed and it's very exciting, but at the same time it's a very big soulful love story about longing and loss. They're not separate, they're completely dependent on one another. - Author: Rachel Weisz
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#39. Only armchair politicians are immune from committing mistakes. Errors are inherent in political action. - Author: Nelson Mandela
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#40. If you take Darwinian theory, make a 'scientific' principle out of it, put it into political action, then you have something like Nazi Germany. - Author: Bruce Lipton
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#41. My films can be considered political action against the tyranny of good taste. - Author: John Waters
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#42. I have a very real political awareness that at least on a transient basis the more drastic action taken by the president, the more popular it is. - Author: Jimmy Carter
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#43. You had that action and counteraction which, in the natural and in the political world, from the reciprocal struggle of discordant powers draws out the harmony of the universe. - Author: Edmund Burke
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#44. Do not use thought to ground a political practice in Truth; nor political action to discredit, as mere speculation, a line of thought. Use political practice as an intensifier of thought, and analysis as a multiplier of the forms and domains for the intervention of political action. - Author: Michel Foucault
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#45. I'm very much a believer that it's action that matters much more so than, you know, the flurry of political promises and statements and slogans that are used during political campaigns. - Author: Christine Lagarde
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#46. There are many causes why a people politically ignorant cannot be roused to action. Perfect political ignorance must be accompanied by indifference to the general interests of society, and thus one of the most powerful motives which can act on the human mind is totally destroyed. - Author: Benjamin Robbins Curtis
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#47. Congressmen who willfully take action during wartime that damages morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hung - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#48. If Occupy Wall Street can see their way to more collaboration with the union movement, then there will be a great deal of political action possible. - Author: David Harvey
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#49. Obedience is the psychological mechanism that links individual action to political purpose. It is the dispositional cement that binds men to systems of authority. - Author: Stanley Milgram
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#50. Autonomous state actions will regularly take forms that attempt to reinforce the authority, political longevity, and social control of the state. - Author: Theda Skocpol
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#51. Political realists see the world as it is: an arena of power politics moved primarily by perceived immediate self-interests, where morality is rhetorical rationale for expedient action and self-interest. - Author: Saul D. Alinsky
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#52. As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests. - Author: Gore Vidal
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#53. Moreover, the church might be obliged to not only "bind up the wounds of those who have fallen beneath the wheel . . . but at times halt the wheel itself" by taking direct political action. - Author: Anonymous
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#54. When these political action committees give money, they expect something in return other than good government. - Author: Bob Dole
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#55. One cannot expect positive results from an educational or political action program which fails to respect the particular view of the world held by the people. Such a program constitutes cultural invasion, good intentions notwithstanding. - Author: Paulo Freire
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#56. Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving 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. - Author: James F. Cooper
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#57. The tragedy of all political action is that some problems have no solution; none of the alternatives are intellectually consistent or morally uncompromising; and whatever decision is taken will harm somebody. - Author: James Joll
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#58. Churchill used words for different purposes: to argue for moral and political causes, to advocate courses of action in the social, national and international spheres, and to tell the story of his own life and that of Britain and its place in the world. - Author: Winston S. Churchill
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#59. The final result of political action often, no regularly, stands in completely inadequate and often even paradoxical relation to its original meaning. - Author: Max Weber
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#60. If there is a silver lining in the action of MSNBC against Keith Olbermann, it is that people will now pay more attention to the political role of corporate media in America. - Author: Bernie Sanders
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#61. Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression. - Author: Marshall McLuhan
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#62. Logic, sometimes has very little to do with political action. - Author: Alexander Mackenzie
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#63. 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. - Author: Henry Clay
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#64. All of us can make changes, but the changes that are most needed are not light bulbs and windows but laws and policies and treaties. So, yes, we are in a phase of this (climate protection) struggle where civic and political action is at the top of the list. - Author: Al Gore
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#65. Bond is the longest-running franchise ever and there's a reason for that: they are action movies but they are also touched by current events without being political or too serious. - Author: Javier Bardem
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#66. A bright man of conviction and action is a beacon to his country,
but a flash light to the scurrying of inaction, ego, and insecurity of lesser men. - Author: Daniel S. Green
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#67. Power can be thought of as the never-ending, self-feeding motor of all political action that corresponds to the legendary unending accumulation of money that begets money. - Author: Hannah Arendt
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#68. We must let the world know children's stories and we must take effective protective, legal and political actions to ensure that as many children as possible are spared the brutalities of war. Our joint action has, and will, make a difference, if only we make the effort. - Author: Radhika Coomaraswamy
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#69. Putting it in plain terms, the general public must be reduced to its traditional apathy and obedience, and driven from the arena of political debate and action, if democracy is to survive. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#70. Since the end of human action, as distinct from the end products of fabrication, can never be reliably predicted, the means used to achieve political goals are more often than not of greater relevance to the future world than the intended goals. - Author: Hannah Arendt
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#71. There is a weapon we can fight with. That is the weapon of political action. - Author: Harry Bridges
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#72. The Night Manager doesn't exist in the post-Cold war universe, it exists much more in the modern world, I think. There is more action. The bad guys don't have particularly political or national-political affiliations. - Author: Tom Hiddleston
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#73. The first and most important thing is to remain free, free in each line you undertake, in your ideas and in your political action, in your moral conduct. The artist especially must remain free from all outer restraints. - Author: Hans Hartung
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#74. I don't care what Einstein said about God not playing dice; If he exists, he's addicted to craps. - Author: Henry Mosquera
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#75. Affirmative action works but we're going to need to muster all our political resources if we are to keep it in place. - Author: Harold Washington
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#76. Religious conservatives still lack a theology of direct political action. - Author: Ralph E. Reed Jr.
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#77. What is frustrating people, me included, is that democratic action affects elections but what we get then from political leaders is greenwash. - Author: James Hansen
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#78. Out in the field, any connection with home just makes you weaker. It reminds you that you were once civilized, soft; and that can get you killed faster than a bullet through the head. - Author: Henry Mosquera
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#79. This lack of accurate, trustworthy information about the true cost of any given policy, product, service, or behavior is paralyzing all action. - Author: Robert David Steele
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#80. Without this original, pre-political, and pre-social community, no common project could ever come to exist. For, no project of this kind can be formed independently from its rootedness in the organic structure of desire and action. - Author: Michel Henry
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#81. My mind was by no means easy about the need to carry out a clandestine action in the sovereign territory of a friendly country, and the question of whether it was permissible to do so - from both the ethical and political points of view - had to be faced in all its gravity. - Author: Isser Harel
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#82. The great political tragedy of our time is that conservative leaders in America have chosen to use their superior messaging and political skills to thwart serious action on global warming. - Author: Joseph J. Romm
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#83. There's good art and there's bad art. A lot of action films are bad art, but Paul Greengrass showed us with the Bourne films that it's possible to make an action film with a political, social conscience. - Author: Joe Wright
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#84. Whatever happened during the French presidential campaign will leave no hard feelings. I perfectly understand why Angela Merkel supported Nicolas Sarkozy because of the action they have taken together, even though I have questioned its results, and because of their shared political sensibility. - Author: Francois Hollande
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#85. Irresponsibility, cowardice, personal vanity, whining and chaos are becoming the maxims of political action. There is a stink in Berlin - a huge one! - Author: Edmund Stoiber
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#86. 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. - Author: Leo Strauss
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#87. And sometimes the difference between individual and organized indignation is the difference between criminal and political action. - Author: Ralph Ellison
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#88. If affirmative action means what I just described, what I'm for, then I'm for it. - Author: George W. Bush
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#89. The erasure itself became the action. It seemed to suggest a moment in terms of how sad or pessimistic you can feel in a political environment or a historical situation. But it felt like a really hopeful gesture in the painting. - Author: Julie Mehretu
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#90. No movement finding itself in this stage of struggle can operate by getting authority from the leading body of the political organs for even minor action that is taken and we don't even know in the case of the actions which have publicize whether they are in fact our people. - Author: Joe Slovo
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#91. The first rule of good theatre is 'Show, don't tell.' It applies to good political action as well. - Author: Carne Ross
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#92. All that is needed is money and a candidate who can be coached to look sincere. Political principles and plans for specific action have come to lose most of their importance. The personality of the candidate, the way he is projected by the advertising experts, are the things that really matter. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#93. interests of mankind as a whole, but they do not suffice to determine political action. Perhaps they will do so at - Author: Anonymous
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#94. If you truly care about animal rights and have a passion for it, take some action. Whether it's hands-on or political, just go for it. No matter what path you choose in life or what you decide to do, you can use your voice to educate other people and help the cause. - Author: Mac Danzig
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#95. THE ABULON DANCE is an intricate and fast-paced novel of political intrigue and clashing alien cultures. The characterizations are rich, detailed, and subtle, the action engrossing. I finished it in a single sitting. - Author: Robin Wayne Bailey
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#96. People are angry that things as common sense as securing the border and eliminating sanctuary cities are being framed as extreme views. They are tired of empty rhetoric without action, and they are hungry for a leader from outside the professional political class. - Author: Carly Fiorina
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#97. I think direct political action, civil disobedience, in particular, is something to be taken very seriously. - Author: Terry Tempest Williams
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#98. No real social change has ever been
brought about without a revolution -
Revolution is but thought carried into action.
Every effort for progress, for enlightenment,
for science, for religious, political, and
economic liberty, emanates from the minority,
and not from the mass. - Author: Emma Goldman
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#99. Not acting is a policy. Not acting is a choice. Not acting brings its own consequences and you have to weight cost of action against cost of inaction. And for many people across the political spectrum the cost of inaction is rising too high. - Author: Liam Fox
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#100. When people align around shared political, social, economic or environmental values, and take collective action, thinking and behavior that compromises the lives of millions of people around the world can truly change. - Author: Simon Mainwaring
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