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Tis God gives skill, but not without men's hands: he could not make Antonio Stradivarius violins without Antonio.

Tis man's to fight, but Heaven's to give success.

To character and success, two things, contradictory as they may seem, must go together-humble dependence and manly independence: humble dependence on God, and manly reliance on self.

To create is to boggle the mind and alter the mood. Once the urge has surged, it maintains its own momentum. We may go along for the ride, but when we attempt to steer the course, the momentum dies.

To do an evil act is base. To do a good one without incurring danger, is common enough. But it is the part of a good man to do great and noble deeds though he risks everything in doing them.

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction; or, the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts.

To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.

To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.

To will and not to do when there is opportunity, is in reality not to will; and to love what is good and not to do it, when it is possible, is in reality not to love it.

To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action when there is more reason to fear than to hope. 'Tis the part of a wise man to keep himself today for tomorrow, and not venture all his eggs in one basket.

Trust in God and do something.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding; in all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.

Trust no future, however pleasant! Let the dead past bury its dead! Act, act in the living present! Heart within and God overhead.

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.

Try first thyself, and after call in God, For to the worker God himself lends aid.

Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture.

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.

Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.


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