You are what you do, not
what you say you'll do.
People are always blaming
circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in
circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people
who get up
and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make
them. -George Bernard Shaw
actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance,
nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
are two kinds of idiots--those who don't take action because
they have received a threat, and those who think they are taking
action because they have issued a threat. -Paulo Coelho;
The Devil and Miss Prym
Live your truth. Express
your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action
towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music.
Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.
Imagination means nothing without doing.
Give me the storm and tempest of
thought and action, rather than the
dead calm of ignorance and faith! Banish me from Eden when you will;
but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge!
-Robert G. Ingersoll;
The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll
are good at talking about what they are doing, but in fact
do little. Others do a lot but don't talk about it; they are
the ones who make a community live. -Jean Vanier;
Community and Growth
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for
responsibility. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Virtue is not to be considered in the
light of mere innocence,
from harm; but as the exertion of
in doing good. -Joseph Butler
are responsible for what we are, and we wish ourselves to be,
we have the power to make ourselves.
If what we are now has been the result of our past actions,
it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be
by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.
is only one proof
of ability: action.
Accept that all of us
can be hurt, that all of us can--
and surely will at times--fail. Other
like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying,
I think we should follow a simple rule:
if we can take the worst, take
the risk. -Joyce Brothers
The person who will not execute
his or her resolutions when they are
fresh upon him or her can have no hope from them
they will be dissipated, lost and perish in the hurry and
scurry of the world,
or sunk in the slough of indolence.
The wise person does at once
what the fool
does finally. -Baltasar Gracian
comes to those
who hustle while they wait. -Thomas Alva
Life was not given
for indolent contemplation and study of self,
nor for brooding over
emotions of piety:
Actions and actions only determine the worth.
I shall pass through
this world but once. If therefore
there can be any kindness I can
show, or any good thing
I can do, let me do it now; let me not defer or
neglect it. -Etienne de Grellet
Life begets life.
Energy creates energy.
It is by spending oneself that one becomes
rich. -Sarah Bernhardt
Forget about likes and
They are of no consequence.
Just do what must be
This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
-George Bernard Shaw
We have to understand
that the world can only be grasped
by action, not by contemplation.
The hand is more important
than the eye. . . . The hand is the
cutting edge of the mind. -Jacob
our conscience tells us that we ought to perform a particular act,
it is our moral duty to perform it.
is in our power to stretch out our arms
and, by doing
good in our
to seize life and set it in our soul.
judge you by your actions, not your intentions.
You may have a heart of
gold, but so has a hard-boiled egg.
we stop to think,
we often miss our opportunity. -Publilius
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action
comes, stop thinking and go in. -Napoleon Bonaparte
Do not sit still; start moving
now. In the beginning, you may not go
in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving,
you are creating alternatives and possibilities. -Rodolfo Costa;
Advice My Parents Gave Me
action lies wisdom and confidence. A person who does not act
gets no further than the maxim: Life means conflict and
tribulation. But a person who acts can attain the higher
wisdom and know that life is conflict and victory. That is
why God forces us to labor. That is why he gives us children
to bring up. That is why he gives us duties. Through
action, we may reach a deeper realization.
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