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The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation.

The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.

Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die.

There are only two forces that unite men-fear and interest.

There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.

There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say.

There are two good things in life - freedom of thought and freedom of action.

There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.

There is no genius in life like the genius of energy and activity.

There should be less talk; a preaching point is not a meeting point. What do you do then? Take a broom and clean someone's house. That says enough.

There's a lot of Americans, black and white, who think that we've arrived where we need to be and nothing else needs to be done and affirmative action needs to be dismantled.

Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.

Think that day lost whose slow descending sun views from thy hand no noble action done.

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.

This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.

Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.

Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.

Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.


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