Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
That's why many fail -- because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
The natural law of inertia: Matter will remain at rest or continue in uniform motion in the same straight line unless acted upon by some external force.
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
When a man dies, what does not leave him? The voice of a dead man goes into fire, his breath into wind, his eyes into the sun, his mind into the moon, his hearing into the quarters of heaven, his body into the land cheerfully. earth, his spirit into space
As one acts and conducts himself, so does he become. The doer of good becomes good. The doer of evil becomes evil. One becomes virtuous by virtuous action, bad by bad action.
Never mind your happiness; do your duty.
When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isn't a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
You have to be before you can do, and do before you can have.
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.
We are born to action; and whatever is capable of suggesting and guiding action has power over us from the first.
To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last -- but eat you he will.
A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. Only those thoughts that come by walking have any value.
It's not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It's what you do with your life that counts.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.
All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
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