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The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.

The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.

The door of opportunity won't open unless you do some pushing.

The earth is the Lord's fullness thereof: this is no longer a hollow dictum of religion, but a directive for economic action toward human brotherhood.

The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.

The fair request ought to be followed by the deed, in silence.

The firefly only shines when on the wing; so it is with the mind; when we rest we darken.

The flighty purpose never is o'ertook unless the deed go with it.

The frontiers are not east or west, north or south, but wherever a man fronts a fact.

The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action.

The government is tottering. We must deal it the death blow an any cost. To delay action is the same as death.

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.

The great end of life is not knowledge, but action.

The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action.

The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction.

The ideal holiday for the truly active man is one doing nothing in beautiful surroundings . . . and the ideal exercise for this best form of leisure is the old, natural, spontaneous movement of the body -- the walk. See quote detail

The life of an action star is very short. I want to be an actor like Robert De Niro , like Dustin Hoffman or Clint Eastwood who in their 70s or 80s can still act.

The man who has done his level best, and who is conscious that he has done his best, is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.

The man who has done nothing but wait for his ship to come in has already missed the boat.

The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human.


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