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In action, be primitive; in foresight, a strategist.

In activity we must find our joy as well as glory; and labor, like everything else that is good, is its own reward.

In all exigencies or miseries, lamentation becomes fools, and action wise folk.

In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.

In baseball, I was a pitcher, which I hated because there was no action there.

In conversion you are not attached primarily to an order, nor to an institution, nor a movement, nor a set of beliefs, nor a code of action - you are attached primarily to a Person, and secondarily to these other things.

In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious.

In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit, and acquires a name by some illustrious action, or useful art.

In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.

In the discharge of the duties of this office, there is one rule of action more important than all others. It consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.

In the mean time I worship God, laying every wrong action under an interdict which I endeavour to respect, and I loathe the wicked without doing them any injury.

In this country ... men seem to live for action as long as they can and sink into apathy when they retire. See quote detail

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action.

Instead of the international police action we had hoped for during the war in Kosovo, there are wars again - conducted with state-of-the-art technology, but still in the old style.

It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck, even while waiting for it.

It is because the fight against the harshest aspects of unrestricted capitalism is therefore a political problem and not an intellectual one that community action remains so essential.

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.

It is energy, the central element of which is will, that produces the miracles of enthusiasm in all ages. It is the mainspring of what is called force of character and the sustaining power of all great action.


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