Quotation Explorer - 'Acted'

The thing with thoughts is that they die, like everything else. But almost everything else leaves a trace behind, even if it's a tiny carcass, some proof that it existed. Unless thoughts are spoken or written or sung or acted upon, there's no evidence that they were ever there. - Adi Alsaid
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle
People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have. - Anne Tyler
But now that she had achieved knighthood, and thought and acted as she wanted and decided, for one has to act in this way in order to save this world, she neither noticed nor cared that all the people around her thought she was insane. - Kathy Acker
In order to master compassion, you have to spend time getting to know monsters. When you can do that you will see that there are no monsters, only people that acted like monsters because no one gave them the time or compassion to hear their story. - Shannon L. Alder
We can no longer believe that after death, if we have sinned, we shall enter hell. Hell has been acted out here on Earth in the time of Nazi Germany, when even the innocent went in their millions to a hell that beggars the imagination. A profound change in attitude has come about as a result. - Brian W. Aldiss
MAGNET, n. Something acted upon by magnetism. - Ambrose Bierce
How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be acted over In states unborn and accents yet unknown! - William Shakespeare
Great God of wonders:God has always acted in my point of need. - Lailah Gifty Akita
She might have acted like she didn't know.But she knew,a woman always knows - D. Lowery
You could tell a lot about someone by the way they carried a secret-by how safe they kept it, how soon they told, the way they acted when they were trying to keep it from spilling out. - Jennifer E. Smith
All perceptible matter comes from a primary substance, or tenuity beyond conception, filling all space, the akasha or luminiferous ether, which is acted upon by the life giving Prana or creative force, calling into existence, in never-ending cycles all things and phenomena. - Nikola Tesla
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. - Rabindranath Tagore
Wisdom that is not acted upon is just philosophy... but when lived as a verb, wisdom will be the foundation of your success. - Steve Maraboli
The past, which as always did not know the future, acted in ways that ask tobe imagined before they are condemned. Or even simplified. - Paul Fussell
Tradition in the nursery has acted as a severe editor. - Walter Jerrold
I have been to lots of partiesand acted perfectly disgracefulbut I never actually collapsedoh Lana Turner we love you get up - Frank O'Hara
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes. - Stanley Kubrick
America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered. - Louis D. Brandeis
I know I should have been grateful because it was a very nice thing to do. But I wasn't grateful. I wasn't grateful at all. Don't get me wrong. I acted like I was. But I wasn't. To tell you the truth, I was starting to get mad. - Stephen Chbosky
I would rather go out of politics having the feeling that I had done what was right than stay in with the approval of all men, knowing in my heart that I have acted as I ought not to. - Theodore Roosevelt
Globally, democracies have also acted in ways that suggest an outright renunciation of their principles at home. - Nayef Al-Rodhan
How beautiful would history have been if it could be written beforehand and then acted out like drama! - Aihebholo-oria Okonoboh
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