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It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past.

It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realize the basic principle of physics, that action and reaction are equal and opposite, that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger.

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joy.

It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. See quote detail

It is most pleasant to commit a just action which is disagreeable to someone whom one does not like.

It is not book learning young men need, nor instruction about this and that, but a stiffening of the vertebrae which will cause them to be loyal to a trust to act promptly, concentrate their energies, do a thing - "carry a message to Garcia." See quote detail

It is not yours to finish the task, but neither are you free to take no part in it.

It is only in marriage with the world that our ideals can bear fruit: divorced from it, they remain barren

It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate.

It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable, in retrospect.

It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.

It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.

It is vain to expect any advantage from our profession of the truth if we be not sincerely just and honest in our actions.

It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.

It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.

It's astonishing in this world how things don't turn out at all the way you expect them to.

Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt.

Justice is the truth in action.

Justice is truth in action.


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