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A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.

Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.

Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity.

Act, if you like, - but you do it at your peril. Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted and who has not been the victim and slave of his action. See quote detail

Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.

Action and reaction are equal and opposite.

Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.

Action expresses priorities.

Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.

Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.

Action is character.

Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.

Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.

Action is eloquence; the eyes of the ignorant are more learned than their ears.

Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read.

Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.

Action is the antidote to despair.

Action is the foundational key to all success.

Action is the foundational key to all success.


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