I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.
While the debate over banned books usually seems to happen just outside the gates of government, it takes on a new danger and urgency when legislators get involved. Their actions cause voices to be silenced both inside and outside the books. That’s un-American.
I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.
Human beings and their actions constitute the advancing front, the surging crest of an ongoing movement that never stops.
You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words.
When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions.
Honest hearts produce honest actions.
The true basis of morality is utility; that is, the adaptation of our actions to the promotion of the general welfare and happiness; the endeavour so to rule our lives that we may serve and bless mankind.
I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions.
Daily, constantly, we choose by our desires, our thoughts, and our actions whether we want to be blessed or cursed, happy or miserable.