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Nothing, says Goethe, is so terrible as activity without insight. - Look before you leap is a maxim for the world.

O golden Silence, bid our souls be still, and on the foolish fretting of our care lay thy soft touch of healing unaware!

Of course we need action, but it should be Just action.

Oh Lord, thou givest us everything, at the price of an effort.

On earth we have nothing to do with success or results, but only with being true to God, and for God. Defeat in doing right is nevertheless victory.

On God for all events depend; You cannot want when God's your friend. Weigh well your part and do your best; Leave to your Maker all the rest.

One by one the sands are flowing, One by one the moments fall; Some are coming, some are going; Do not strive to grasp them all.

One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one.

One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.

One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.

Only actions give to life its strength, as only moderation gives it its charm.

Only the actions of the just smell sweet and blossom in the dust.

Only the insider can make decisions, not because he is inherently a better man, but because he is so placed that he can understand and can act. See quote detail

Only through the conscious action of the working masses in city and country can it be brought to life, only through the people's highest intellectual maturity and inexhaustible idealism can it be brought safely through all storms and find its way to port.

Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness.

Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly in the distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.

Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake - a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention.

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.

Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.


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