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James Fenimore Cooper
American writer 1789-1851
A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate.
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader 1918-2013
Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.
English writer and poet 1803-1873
Patience is not active; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength.
American author and newspaper columnist
Active management leads to lots of poor investor behavior. It sends people chasing after whoever has the hot hand at the moment.
Abraham H. Maslow
American psychologist 1908-1970
All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.
American actor and singer 1969-
All you need to do is turn on the news, and in five minutes, you're depressed with the state of the world. Choosing joy is a completely active choice. It doesn't just happen. You can't just say, 'I want to be happy.' You have to take action.
Polish politician and journalist 1954-
And still the time, especially in the economy, is very tough, very difficult. It's necessary to be active still, to work, to fight, to make our economy more competitive.
English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a certain potency of life in them, to be as active as the soul whose progeny they are; they preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of the living intellect that bred them.
American political economist and journalist 1839-1897
Capital is a result of labor, and is used by labor to assist it in further production. Labor is the active and initial force, and labor is therefore the employer of capital.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.
Augustus William Hare
Heroism is active; genius, contemplative heroism. Heroism is the self-devotion of genius manifesting itself in action.
American lawyer and academic 1956-
I am really proud to be a part in whatever way of women becoming active in the political scene. I think it was the first time that people came to terms with the reality of what it meant to have a Senate made up of 98 men and two women.
American poet 1932-1963
I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese politician 1945-
I think I should be active politically. Because I look upon myself as a politician. That's not a dirty work you know. Some people think that there are something wrong with politicians. Of course, something wrong with some politicians.
American professional wrestler and actor 1966-
I'm an active participation guy. No matter how much money you make, no matter how famous you are, you're not above going outside and cutting trees. I do it all the time.
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