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    When we are in doubt whether an action is good or bad, abstain from it.
    — Zoroaster
    tags: action  doubt  bad 
     
    In doubt if an action is just, abstain.
    — Zoroaster
    tags: action  doubt 
     
    Now the two primal Spirits, who reveal themselves in vision as Twins, are the Better and the Bad, in thought and word and action. Between these two the wise ones chose aright; the foolish not so.
    — Zoroaster
    tags: thoughts  action  bad  wise  spirit  vision 
     
    Singing connected with movements and action is a much more ancient, and, at the same time, more complex phenomenon than is a simple song.
    — Zoltan Kodaly
    tags: time  action  song  complex 
     
    I grew up loving action movies and films that were set in supernatural, unimaginable places. So I take being a woman in the film industry who is able to do action movies very seriously because I'm making the kind of movies that I wanted to watch as I was a kid and that inspired me and are the reason as to why I am here.
    — Zoe Saldana
    For me, it's very important if I do action movies and I have a stunt person, to work with them. Not only by memorizing the choreography but also it's important to study that individual and it's imperative for that individual to study you because you're not playing two different people, you're playing the same person.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: people  work  action  movie 
     
    The Administration has made critical mistakes and errors in judgment leading up to the war in Iraq. The President refuses to acknowledge these mistakes, and thus, no corrective action has been taken to prevent these problems from happening again.
    — Zoe Lofgren
    tags: action  mistakes  problem  war 
     
    I think action should be revealed through character, so if you have a plot problem, it's probably a character problem.
    — Zoe Kazan
    What really sells a fight, and any kind of action, is the performance of it. If someone is uncomfortable or uncertain about doing action because they're too concerned about their safety or about being right, it pulls them out of being that character, in that situation.
    — Zoe Bell
    tags: character  action  fight  right  sell 
     
    I love the idea of doing comedy, whether it's action comedy or just straight comedy. It's such a big, new world for me that I'm starting to realize that any character that I relate to, in any way, shape or form, or that I have any appreciation for, given enough preparation, I can find that person.
    — Zoe Bell
    I'm certainly not on a mission to be taken seriously as a dramatic actress, any more than I am just to be able to get roles that are exciting and satisfying to me. If that means action, then that means action.
    — Zoe Bell
    tags: action 
     
    I would find it more difficult if somebody else was doing the action.
    — Zoe Bell
    tags: action 
     
    Love is cheering and sharing and compassion, and giving and receiving. Love is an action thing more than a word thing, that brings comfort or joy, or relief to anyone or anything.
    — Ziggy Marley
    Screaming, it's not me. I tried it before! Action is more my thing. Not talking. It's hard for me to have word fights, fighting with words. I'd rather just listen.
    — Ziggy Marley
    tags: action  fight  fighting 
     
    Valuing unusual conduct is not as good as being careful about ordinary actions.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: action 
     
    Think about food on a full stomach and you find you don't care about taste. Think of lust after making love, and you find you don't care about sex. Therefore, if people always reflect on the regret they will feel afterward to forestall folly at the moment, they will be stable and will not err in action.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: people  food  action  regret  moment  lust  care  sex 
     
    If you are not lax when at leisure, you will be effective when busy. If you are not absentminded in tranquility, that will be useful in action. If you are not hypocritical in private, that will show up in public.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: action  leisure 
     
    People are not who they say but rather who their actions reveal them to be....Be smart about it. Don't fall for the bullshit.
    — Ziad K. Abdelnour
    tags: smart  people  action 
     
    Silence, and non action are the root of all things.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: action  silence 
     
    If you persist in trying to attain what is never attained (It is Tao's gift), if you persist in making effort to obtain what effort cannot get, if you persist in reasoning about what cannot be understood, you will be destroyed by the very thing you seek. To know when to stop, to know when you can get no further by your own action, this is the right beginning!
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: action  right 
     
    There is a saying that Heaven is internal, humanity external and Virtue comes from the Heavenly. Know Heaven and humanity's actions, root yourself in Heaven and follow Virture.Then you can bend, stretch, rush forward or hold back, because you will always return to the core and it will be said you have achieved the supreme.
    — Zhuangzi
    The whole world is incapable of judging either right or wrong. but it is certain that actionless action can judge both right and wrong.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: world  action  right  wrong 
     
    There are actors who spend 20 years working and still don't achieve what I've achieved so quickly. So I think my only course of action is to work as hard as I can, not just for the sake of the film, but also to prove to these people that I do have talent.
    — Zhang Ziyi
    tags: people  work  action  talent  achieve  film  year 
     
    I think a lot of the reason people are attracted to the Keystone pipeline is because at least we're doing something. There's a fear that society will collapse if it's not acting. To contrast those actions with other actions is important in making it feel plausible. Maybe we must have the size of the dream meet the size of the threat.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    tags: fear  people  society  action  dreams 
     
    Character is developed one positive action at a time. Therefore nothing is actually trivial in our lives. To grow in character development, pay attention to seemingly trivial matters. Someone who grows from each minor life event will eventually reach high levels of character perfection.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    Nothing annoys me more than having the most trivial action analyzed and explained.
    — Zelda Fitzgerald
    tags: action  annoy 
     
    It is the nature of the Kali Yuga that most human beings are now held back from spiritual liberation due to the gravity of inertia, apathy and laziness, (known in Sankrit as the quality of tapas) that overwhelms this age. Despite this seemingly gloomy prognosis, there is a way out of this predicament for those with the will and stamina to awaken from the rampant lethargy, within and outside of themselves, to take action.
    — Zeena Schreck
    When we don't put the brakes on our self-absorption, we have nothing stopping us from total self-destruction. We become the fruits of our actions.
    — Zeena Schreck
    tags: action 
     
    Hard power makes sense under some circumstances. But there's not a universal solution to global problems. A major country like the United States has to have a broadly-conceived program for effective international action, influence and cooperation with others.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    It is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action.
    — Zachary Quinto
    What we do with the information now is up to us, but certainly I have a lot of respect for the courage and integrity that was required for [Edard Snowden] to take that action.
    — Zachary Quinto
    I don't think there are any rules in real face-to-face relationships or interactions. I think authenticity and being yourself is always, without a doubt, the best plan of action. Things happen differently when you're actually here, so you can't put out a general guideline that's gonna show up in text and be interpreted. There are no rules. Just be yourself.
    — Zac Efron
    If you want to understand the entrepreneur, study the juvenile delinquent. The delinquent is saying with his actions, "This sucks, I'm going to do my own thing.'
    — Yvon Chouinard
    Softball is an easy sport to fall in love because our game is fast paced and action packed.
    — Yvette Girouard
    tags: action  games 
     
    I originally wanted to embrace the imagery and forthrightness of rap music. There are some interesting, dynamic voices in rap. But I find most of it irresponsible in its overt violence and commercialization of anger. As artists, we believe we can will action through language. If that's the case, we have to take responsibility for what we say.
    — Yusef Komunyakaa
    Good appearance doesn't make a real man. The important thing is to do your best and keep your promises. A real man should show his faith in actions (rather) than words.
    — Yunho
    tags: men  action  real  faith 
     
    If we look on idly, heaven and earth will never be joined. To join heaven and earth, some decisive deed of purity is necessary. To accomplish so resolute an action, you have to stake your life, giving no thought to personal gain or loss.
    — Yukio Mishima
    Actually the action called a kiss represented nothing more for me than some place where my spirit could seek shelter.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: action  kiss  spirit 
     
    I know in my heart the dream will be realized. I choose to believe. And choosing is a powerful thing. It's available to you at every moment. You can choose understanding over anger, believing over nonbelieving, action over inaction. It gives meaning to every choice we make.
    — Yolanda King
    When we have a good balance between thinking and feeling... our actions and lives are always the richer for it.
    — Yo-Yo Ma
    tags: live  action  balance  thinking 
     
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