Personal action


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Personal action (Law) a suit or action by which a man claims a debt or personal duty, or damages in lieu of it; or wherein he claims satisfaction in damages for an injury to his person or property, or the specific recovery of goods or chattels; -- opposed to real action.
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  • Joseph Conrad
    “An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “The person is a poor judge who by an action can be disgraced more in failing than they can be honored in succeeding.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “The one person who has more illusions than the dreamer is the man of action.”
  • Anthony Robbins
    “Personal power is the ability to take action.”
  • Walter Bagehot
    “Royalty is a government in which the attention of the nation is concentrated on one person doing interesting actions.”


In literature:

It is not enough to represent to oneself isolated persons, objects, and actions.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
Moreover, the feeling that every movement and action, however innocent, is being watched is very galling to a grown-up person.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
It is, however, too well known, that there are very many persons, of his Cast, whose actions discredit their belief.
"Clarissa: Preface, Hints of Prefaces, and Postscript" by Samuel Richardson
A sense of responsibility for his every action rested heavily on every person.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 5, November, 1863" by Various
Like most weak persons, she was glad to step out of the current of life, now that it had begun to quicken into action.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
The brain cells of the most stupid person are constantly in action.
"Confessions of a Neurasthenic" by William Taylor Marrs
For this reason, a person in action is warmer than in a quiescent state.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Combat or personal fighting is a matter of muscle-action.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
I is the representative letter of his name, his person, his speech, and his actions.
"Talkers" by John Bate
The Christ in a person will prevent her from speech and action which would hurt the chances or success of another person.
"The Colored Girl Beautiful" by E. Azalia Hackley

In poetry:

Jerry Rubin arrested! Beaten, jailed,
coccyx broken—
Leary out of action—"a public menace…
persons of tender years…immature
judgement…pyschiatric examination…"
i.e. Shut up or Else Loonybin or Slam
"Crossing Nation" by Allen Ginsberg

In news:

Busch Stadium to catch the action in person.
My second reaction was that this person was stupid to talk so openly about taking actions that are so clearly unethical.
Intrigued, I look forward to seeing them in action in person.
Saturday's National Action Network rally, led by media personality and political activist Rev.
This Is The Action Of One Person Lovingly & Dramatically Attacking Another With A Hug.
Transform ideas into actions that directly benefit the personal, economic, social and cultural lives of the citizens of Florida.
In remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday, the Democrat said approving the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities would make America's actions consistent with its slogans.
It is not about the other person's actions.
This Is The Action Of One Person Lovingly & Dramatically Attacking Another With A Hug .
Kroger and Meijer both tell 7 Action News that your buying habits and personal information are private and not sold to anyone.
I love movies like Erin Brockovich, where an ordinary person comes across something wrong and courageously decides to take action.
One person was held for further court action and three more entered guilty pleas Wednesday during Warren County central court proceedings before District Justice Glenn Carlson.
Increasingly, investors seek to align their personal beliefs with their financial actions.
Put another way, it's a sidescrolling, action-centric version of first-person retro indie world-builder Minecraft.
It is misleading as to the person's actions and implies that they have a right to commit crimes IF they do so as part of a protest.

In science:

A person is aware of almost none of the processing that is going on in his brain: unconscious brain action does almost everthing.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
The system consisted of a special palmtop computer, the Personal Memory Assistant (PMA), which reminded the patient of important tasks and supervises the patient's actions.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Evolutionary dynamics of collective action in n-person stag hunt dilemmas.
Strategy abundance in evolutionary many-player games with multiple strategies
This concerns the ability of the user to enter the same value, or perform the same action in different ways according to the user’s own personal preference.
The Review and Analysis of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Principles
In these situations privacy sensitive information can become public, such as the purchase of personal books, visiting certain websites, or the rental of a hotel room, when the role that was selected to execute those actions happened to be a business role.
The Identity Crisis. Security, Privacy and Usability Issues in Identity Management