„Temptation requires definite, decisive action.“

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American Christian evangelist 1918 - 2018

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„A decision of the House of Lords requires no sanction.“

—  Arthur Kekewich British judge 1832 - 1907

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„Definitely, decisively, the Nation, for us…and even for them.“

—  António de Oliveira Salazar Prime Minister of Portugal 1889 - 1970

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„big plans require big action“

—  Greg Behrendt, book He's Just Not That into You

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„People attain worth and dignity by the multitude of decisions they make from day by day. These decisions require courage.“

—  Rollo May US psychiatrist 1909 - 1994

Source: The Courage to Create (1975), Ch. 1 : The Courage to Create, p. 21
Context: The acorn becomes an oak by means of automatic growth; no commitment is necessary. The kitten similarly becomes a cat on the basis of instinct. Nature and being are identical in creatures like them. But a man or woman becomes fully human only by his or her choices and his or her commitment to them. People attain worth and dignity by the multitude of decisions they make from day by day. These decisions require courage.

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„Making decisions requires energy, but not deciding about whether to decide requires even more energy.“

—  David Allen American productivity consultant and author 1945

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„The Italian command was, for the most part, not equal to the task of carrying on war in the desert, where the requirement was lightning decision followed by immediate action. The training of the Italian infantryman fell far short of the standard required by modern warfare. … Particularly harmful was the all pervading differentiation between officer and man.“

—  Erwin Rommel German field marshal of World War II 1891 - 1944

Source: The Rommel Papers (1953), Ch. XI : The Initiative Passes, p. 262.[[Courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.]]
Context: The Italian command was, for the most part, not equal to the task of carrying on war in the desert, where the requirement was lightning decision followed by immediate action. The training of the Italian infantryman fell far short of the standard required by modern warfare. … Particularly harmful was the all pervading differentiation between officer and man. While the men had to make shift without field-kitchens, the officers, or many of them, refused adamantly to forgo their several course meals. Many officers, again, considered it unnecessary to put in an appearance during battle and thus set the men an example. All in all, therefore, it was small wonder that the Italian soldier, who incidentally was extraordinarily modest in his needs, developed a feeling of inferiority which accounted for his occasional failure and moments of crisis. There was no foreseeable hope of a change for the better in any of these matters, although many of the bigger men among the Italian officers were making sincere efforts in that direction.

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„To improve the economy is not just a slogan, it requires tangible actions!“

—  Chen Shui-bian Taiwanese politician 1950

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„Goodness is not only required in action, but also in speech.“

—  Mohammed Alkobaisi Iraqi Islamic scholar 1970

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„A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.“

—  Anthony Robbins Author, actor, professional speaker 1960

Source: Awaken the Giant Within (1992), p. 49
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„Most of life's actions are within our reach, but decisions take willpower.“

—  Robert McKee American academic specialised in seminars for screenwriters 1941

Source: Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

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„Democracy is about participation in the first place. And with participation comes responsibility for decisions and actions.“

—  Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya Belarusian politician and educator 1982

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„Action films are definitely a lot of training and I do a lot of my own stunts, so I definitely am in there for the long haul for the training process.“

—  Milla Jovovich Ukrainian-born american model and actress 1975

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„The essence of the phenomenon of gambling is decision making. The act of making a decision consists of selecting one course of action, or strategy, from among the set of admissible strategies.“

—  Richard Arnold Epstein American physicist 1927

Source: The Theory of Gambling and Statistical Logic (Revised Edition) 1977, Chapter Three, Fundamental Principles Of A Theory Of Gambling, p. 43

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„Without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive. And with it, everything honorable and glorious.“

—  George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799

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