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We accept the verdict of the past until the need for change cries out loudly enough to force upon us a choice between the comforts of further inertia and the irksomeness of action.

We all say no to war, we are all for justice and peace. But sometimes in order to maintain peace, armed action is necessary. But we hope it won't be the case.

We are born to action; and whatever is capable of suggesting and guiding action has power over us from the first.

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.

We are in a period when old questions are settled and the new are not yet brought forward. Extreme party action, if continued in such a time, would ruin the party. Moderation is its only chance. The party out of power gains by all partisan conduct of those in power.

We are the wire, God is the current. Our only power is to let the current pass through us.

We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.

We cannot alter facts, but we can alter our ways of looking at them.

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions. See quote detail

We must be doing something to be happy. - Action is no less necessary to us than thought.

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.

We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.

We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action.

We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.

Well done is better than well said.

What a man calls his "conscience" is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.

What a man knows should find its expression in what he does; the value of superior knowledge is chiefly in that it leads to a performing manhood.

What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculties! In form and moving, how express and admirable! In action, how like an angel! In apprehension, how like a god!

What the Puritans gave the world was not thought, but action. See quote detail

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.


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