When a law is in its nature a contract, when absolute rights have vested under that contract, a repeal of the law cannot divest those rights. The people can act only by their agents and, within the powers conferred upon them, their acts must be considered as the acts of the people.
It was such a paradox for me that the only thing I know how to do is act, but that the first thing I abandoned while writing were the characters.
Observe, orient, decide, act. It's fighter pilot terminology. If you have the faster OODA loop in a dogfight, you live. The other person dies. In Silicon Valley, the OODA loop of your decision-making is effectively what differentiates your ability to succeed.
Being a social entrepreneur is a balancing act between growing and sustaining a business while also growing the company's ability to give back.
It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self.
Prior to the PATRIOT Act, the ability of government agencies to share information with each other was limited, which kept investigators from fully understanding what terrorists might be planning and to prevent their attacks.
So the bodhisattva saves all beings, not by preaching sermons to them, but by showing them that they are delivered, they are liberated, by the act of not being able to stop changing.
It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
I guess the essence of my comedy is to get into a very abnormal situation but act like it's normal.
The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion.
I am opposed to abortion on demand, and I am opposed to the 1967 Act in Britain being transferred to the north.
We've had a very consistent position down the years. Sinn Fein is not in favour of abortion, and we resisted any attempt to bring the British 1967 Abortion Act to the north.
I hardly knew anything when I first arrived. I had to learn how to act as I went along. After about a year I got a grip on what acting was all about and it started coming straight from my heart; I wasn't just saying the words any longer.
The Church is not self-made, it was created by God and is continuously formed by Him. This finds expression in the Sacraments, above all in that of Baptism: I enter into the Church not by a bureaucratic act, but with the help of this Sacrament.
The fact that the Lord can work and act even with insufficient means consoles me, and above all I entrust myself to your prayers.
Homelessness is the fundamental idea of salvation in Jainism. It means the breaking off of all earthly relations, and therefore, above all, indifference to general impressions and avoidance of all worldly motives, the ceasing to act, to hope, to desire.
There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves.
The artist can be above political parties, he can belong in a political party, he can act in politics.
In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a bill opening one half million square miles of territory in the western United States for settlement.