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Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever; Do noble things, not dream them all day long; And so make life, death, and that vast forever One grand, sweet song.

Be great in act, as you have been in thought. - Suit the action to the word and the word to the action.

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.

Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.

Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.

Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out.

Blessed is he who carries within himself a god and an ideal and who obeys it - an ideal of art, of science, or gospel virtues. Therein lie the springs of great thoughts and great actions.

Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.

Both the man of science and the man of action live always at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it.

But I trusted in thee, O Lord; I said, Thou art my God. My times are in thy hand.

But search the land of living men, Where wilt thou find their like again.

But the action film genre is gonna have to come up with some new bad guys.

But though cognition is not an element of mental action, nor even in any real sense of the word an aspect of it, the distinction of cognition and conation has if properly defined a definite value.

Cast thy burden on the Lord, and he shall sustain thee.

Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you.

Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.

Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.

Coercive power is the curse of the universe; coactive power, the enrichment and advancement of every human soul.

Community action is as valuable a principle on the international level as it has been domestically.

Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.


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