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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain, author

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. Albert Einstein, physicist

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett, businessman

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. Khalil Gibran, poet

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide, novelist

Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare. Japanese Proverbs,

It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand. American Indian Proverbs,

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams, president

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. Confucius, philosopher

The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Chinese Proverbs,

Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. Buddha, leader

Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do. Steve Jobs, businessman

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. Confucius, philosopher

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through. Zig Ziglar, author

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. William Faulkner,

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. Thomas Jefferson, president

When all is said and done, more is said than done. Lou Holtz, coach

Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso, painter

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Sally Berger,

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow. Johann von Goethe, writer

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. Andrew Carnegie, businessman

People who express suicidal feelings are least likely to act on them. Sinead O'Connor, musician

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions. Benjamin Franklin, politician

Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it. Mahatma Gandhi, leader

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. Thomas Jefferson, president

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. Che Guevara, revolutionary

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. Conrad Hilton, hotelier

When deeds speak, words are nothing. African Proverbs,

Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. Napoleon Hill, writer

So great is human weakness, that we must reckon amongst virtuous actions abstention from the evils which we are tempted to commit. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher

Action is the product of the qualities inherent in nature. Bhagavad Gita, scripture

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady

Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong we are successful. Wallace D. Wattles, author

Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold -- but so does a hard-boiled egg. Anonymous,

It's in the act of having to do things that you don't want to that you learn something about moving past the self. Past the ego. Bell Hooks, critic

Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble. Arabic Proverbs,

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle, philosopher

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

Action is the real measure of intelligence. Napoleon Hill, writer

We call a man irrational when he acts in a passion, when he cuts off his nose to spite his face. Bertrand Russell, philosopher

Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality. Maxwell Maltz, scientist

I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Chinese Proverbs,

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. Plato, philosopher

From small beginnings come great things. Proverbs,

Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.Lat., Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow. Horace, poet

After all is said and done, more is said than done. Proverbs,

Dreams have as much influence as actions. Stephane Mallarme, poet

Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy. Bryant H. McGill, poet

The ancestor of every action is thought. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Have the courage to act instead of react. Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer

If you want a trait, act as if you already have the trait. William James, philosopher

Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other. Nora Roberts, author

He who walks with the lame learns how to limp. Proverbs,

Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. Martha Graham, dancer

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. Elbert Hubbard, writer

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James, philosopher

A well begun is half ended. Plato, philosopher

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. Maya Angelou, poet

The early bird gets the worm. Proverbs,

Do every act of your life as if it were your last. Marcus Aurelius, emperor

Yes, thanks to God... my life has a goal, much more important than my artistic activities, that is the struggle against Leukemia. Jose Carreras, musician

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

To talk goodness is not good... only to do it is. Chinese Proverbs,

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do. Andrew Carnegie, businessman

What an elder sees sitting; the young can't see standing. Proverbs,

What you are will show in what you do. Thomas Alva Edison, inventor

Action expresses priorities. Charles A. Garfield,

Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning. Benjamin Franklin, politician

Keep your head and your heart going in the right direction and you will not have to worry about your feet. Source Unknown,

For to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully, is more than simple endurance; it is an act of aggression, a positive triumph. Thomas Mann, writer

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. Coco Chanel, designer

Never confuse movement with action. Ernest Hemingway, novelist

Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds. Victor Hugo, author

You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth. Pat Riley, coach

The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch. Jim Rohn, businessman

Do Something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn't, do something else. Franklin D. Roosevelt, president

Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable. Peter Drucker, consultant

A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else. Mahatma Gandhi, leader

Try and trust will move mountains. Proverbs,

You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world. William Hazlitt, critic

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader

What keeps me going is goals. Muhammad Ali, boxer

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. Aristotle, philosopher

The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen. Lee Iacocca, businessman

I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. Robert H. Schuller, clergyman

To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual. Oscar Wilde, dramatist

I don't think you learn how to act. You learn how to use your emotions and feelings. Marion Cotillard, actress

Big words seldom accompany good deeds. Danish proverb,

The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going. Napoleon Hill, writer

Do it now. Then it's done. Source Unknown,

Act quickly, think slowly. Proverbs,

Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig. Marcus Aurelius, emperor

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. John Dewey, philosopher

The future depends on what you do today. Mahatma Gandhi, leader

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it. English Proverbs,

The greatest step is out the door. Proverbs,

God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them. Proverbs,

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire. Aristotle, philosopher

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. Wayne Dyer, psychologist

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair. Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet

Stars are like animals in the wild. We may see the young but never the actual birth, which is a veiled and secret event. Heinz R. Pagels,

Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought. Henri Bergson, philosopher

All rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. Bible,

I never worry about action, but only inaction. Sir Winston Churchill, politician

He has the deed half done who has made a beginning. Horace, poet

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. Helen Keller, author

Be great in act, as you have been in thought. William Shakespeare, dramatist

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can. Sydney Smith, clergyman

Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression. Karen Horney, psychologist

Well begun is half done. Aristotle, philosopher

Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Matthew 7:12 Bible,

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life. Les Brown, motivational speaker

Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live. Anatole France, novelist

A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute. Edward Gibbon, historian

Don't be a spectator, don't let life pass you by. Lou Holtz, coach

Initiative is doing the right thing without being told. Victor Hugo, author

We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not. Anthony Robbins, author

Heaven never helps the men who will not act. Sophocles, poet

Backbone beats wishbone every time. Source Unknown,

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not. Dr. Seuss, writer

Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice. Anonymous,

Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense. Chinese Proverbs,

While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions. Stephen Covey, businessman

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. Elbert Hubbard, writer

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. St. Jerome, saint

You can't start at the top. Samuel Levenson,

Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction. Pablo Picasso, painter

Either move or be moved. Colin Powell, statesman

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly. Robert H. Schuller, clergyman

So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin. W. Clement Stone, businessman

Do it this very moment, Don't put it off, There's no use in doing a kindness, if you do it a day too late. Source Unknown,

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. Source Unknown,

If your sword's too short, add to its length by taking one step forward. Source Unknown,

Some people grin and bear it; others smile and do it. Source Unknown,

You have to be before you can do, and do before you can have. Zig Ziglar, author

I think it's very important that you make your own decision about what you are. Therefore you're responsible for your actions, so you don't blame other people. Prince William, royalty

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

There must be a positive and negative in everything in the universe in order to complete a circuit or circle, without which there would be no activity, no motion. John McDonald, leader

It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men. Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees. George Eliot, author

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. Friedrich Engels, philosopher

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have. William Hazlitt, critic

Many are called but few get up. Oliver Herford, author

He who limps is still walking. Stanislaw Lec, poet

We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice. Peace Pilgrim, activist

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. Antoine De SaintExupery, novelist

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf,

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