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The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.

The men of action are, after all, only the unconscious instruments of the men of thought.

The men who act stand nearer to the mass of man than the men who write; and it is in their hands that new thought gets its translation into the crude language of deeds.

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.

The only measure of what you believe is what you do. If you want to know what people believe, don't read what they write, don't ask them what they believe, just observe what they do.

The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.

The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action.

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.

The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.

The purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced - the just demands of peace and security will be met - or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power.

The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future.

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.

The self thus becomes aware of itself, at least in its practical action, and discovers itself as a cause among other causes and as an object subject to the same laws as other objects.

The shortest answer is doing.

The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.

The soul will take that love and put it where it can best be used.

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

The theatre is supremely fitted to say: 'Behold! These things are.' Yet most dramatists employ it to say: 'This moral truth can be learned from beholding this action.'

The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.


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