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Knowing what to do is very, very different than actually doing it.

Knowledge of our duties is the most essential part of the philosophy of life. If you escape duty you avoid action. The world demands results.

Learn to do thy part and leave the rest to Heaven.

Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish.

Let us do or die.

Let us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait

Life happens at the level of events, not words.

Life has ... taught me not to expect success to be the inevitable result of my endeavors. She taught me to seek sustenance from the endeavor itself, but to leave the result to God.

Life is a short day; but it is a working day. Activity may lead to evil, but inactivity cannot lead to good.

Life is action and passion; therefore it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.

Life is fruitful in the ratio in which it is laid out in noble action or patient perseverance.

Life is God's novel. Let him write it.

Life is made up of desires that seem big and vital one minute, and little and absurd the next. I guess we get what's best for us in the end.

Life was not given for indolent contemplation and study of self, nor for brooding over emotions of piety: actions and actions only determine the worth.

Life, in all ranks and situations, is an outward occupation, an actual and active work.

Living upon a basis of unsatisfied demands, we were in a state of continual disturbance and frustration. Therefore, no peace was to be had unless we could find a means of reducing these demands.

Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.

Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.

Mark this well, ye proud men of action! ye are, after all, nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought.


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