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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Action
 
  Like a squirrel in a cage, always in action.
            —Aphra Behn
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  Actions of the last age are like almanacs of the last year.
            —Sir John Denham
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  A good action like a ring on the finger, the relief of a man of wit, the patronization of a clergyman.
            —Victor Hugo
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  Reprehensible actions are like overstrong brandies; you cannot swallow them at a draught.
            —Victor Hugo
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  Our actions are like the termination of verses, which we rhyme as we please.
            —François de La Rochefoucauld
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  No more action than a stalled hearse in a snow storm.
            —William Winter
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