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man of action


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n man of action someone inclined to act first and think later
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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.”
  • Henri L. Bergson
    Henri L. Bergson
    “Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “A man's action is only a picture book of his creed.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.”


In literature:

All of his actions both as a child and as a man are induced by stimulation from without.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
What Actions can express the entire Purity of Thought which refines and sanctifies a virtuous Man?
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
A samurai was essentially a man of action.
"Bushido, the Soul of Japan" by Inazo Nitobé
It is easy to distinguish the man of head, heart and actions.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
He was essentially a man of action.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
Is it in human nature, that the man of whom such anecdotes are told, and truly told, could be guilty of a mean unworthy action?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 53, No. 331, May, 1843" by Various
O best of virtuous men, man's actions are either good or bad, and he undoubtedly reaps their fruits.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
The gallantry of this action drawing every by-stander on the side of the hero, O the brave man!
"Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
He was a man of great energy of character and decision in action.
"Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire" by James Wycliffe Headlam
Barrant prided himself on being a man of action, and he was also a detective.
"The Moon Rock" by Arthur J. Rees
Then with a sort of wrench he turned once more to observe the actions of the legless man.
"The Penalty" by Gouverneur Morris
This suggests that underlying his Hamlet there was a man of action as surely as there was a jester.
"Old and New Masters" by Robert Lynd
In all these lines the man of action is also a man of thought.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
He will let a plan fail before He will be untrue to man's utter freedom of action.
"Quiet Talks with World Winners" by S. D. Gordon
When man loses the art of nervous speech, his power of action goes with it.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
Let a man but keep these three roads of action clear, and he will achieve the way which is taught by the wise.
"Sacred Books of the East" by Various
When he thought of Wenna Rosewarne it was with the notion that marriage very considerably hampers a man's freedom of action.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 15, No. 90, June, 1875" by Various
I scorn all actions of such a sort as much as any man of quality in the kingdom.
"Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences" by Arthur L. Hayward
The financier was a man of few words when the situation called for prompt action.
"The Lion and The Mouse" by Charles Klein
Each man was capable of independent action.
"Christopher Carson" by John S. C. Abbott

In poetry:

Despite the failings of his race
A brave old man was he,
Who would not stoop to actions base,
And hated treachery.
"The Feud: A Border Ballad" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
When did you ever see a man, That was the likeness of a Pan?
Of action ye have nae command,
When ye compare;
Ye had far better lift your hand,
And write nae mair.
"Address To Doggerels" by Susannah Hawkins
"Dull fool! to think we sons of air
On man's low actions waste a care,
His virtues or his vices;
Or soaring on the summer gales,
That we should stoop to carry tales
Of him or his devices!
"The Boy And The Skylark" by Charles Lamb
United stand the Negro man in deeds of love,
A common weal of race to urge, and then to gain;
No more the three shall be apart in actions great,
But, hand in hand, march on to glorious fate.
"The Mighty Three" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Through time's heroic actions, the soul of man,
Alone proves what that soul without earth's dross
Could be, and this, through time's far-searching fire,
Hath proved thine white beneath the deepest scan.
"In Memoriam" by Alice Dunbar-Nelson
A man of method all the time-the pigeon-holes a-line,
A dozen keys upon a chain, his pockets filled with twine.
His actions told the time of day, and rivalled e'en in that
The sober clock that ticked away the life of Father Pat.
"Vale` - Father Pat" by John O Brien

In news:

Man of the cloth wants piece of the action.
One man's painful winter of snow filled driveways and snow fall traffic is another's winter of action and profit.
A Morgan County man who took no action to defend a judgment in his favor nevertheless prevailed in the Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday.
Bolden was placed on the 53-man roster just hours before kickoff of Monday night's game against the Houston Texans, but it's undetermined if he will be suited up for action.
In Action Comics #900, released this week, the Man of Steel rejects his American identity.
On the November 17th national day of action for the Occupy Wall Street movement, I was interviewed by a man from a Swedish newspaper who wanted to know why I was there.
A Lyford man turned to Action 4 News after getting a $1,000 fine for goats getting out of a corral and wandering to neighbor's yard.
The family of the man killed in a shooting with Madison police is hinting at legal action.
Actions to retaliate for treatment of WikiLeaks, Manning, spokesman for Anonymous says.
And Israel hasn't only been a man of action, but a man of ideas.
He's a man of action.
He's a man of action .
Man Of Action Studios Founders Talk Games And Transmedia.
A man of action films, pure and simple.
Man of Action Figures.

In science:

Motivated by the Franks/Manning classification of Anosov diffeomorphisms on tori, we restrict our attention to weakly hyperbolic actions on the torus.
Weakly hyperbolic actions of Kazhdan groups on tori
It is a common sense that each human action has a similar style of moving arms, legs or other body parts. For instance, when one man is running, it is natural to swing his arms, and everyone swings his arms in a similar style.
Dynamic Feature Description in Human Action Recognition