Quote by Walt Whitman
How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed!
This quote suggests that arguments or reasons often seem insignificant or weak when compared to the power and impact of taking bold or determined action. It implies that actions speak louder than words, emphasizing the limited value of merely talking about something as opposed to doing it. It highlights the contrast between someone who takes decisive action to achieve their goals and those who waste time in endless deliberation or debate.
TopicsArgument & Debate
A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.
Choices are funny things-ask a native tribe that's eaten grubs and roots forever if they're unhappy, and they'll shrug. But give them filet mignon and truffle sauce and then ask them to go back to living off the land, and they will always be thinking of that gourmet meal. If you don't know there's an alternative, you can't miss it.