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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
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Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett, businessman
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Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide, novelist
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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams, president
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The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. Confucius, philosopher
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The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Chinese Proverbs,
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A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. Confucius, philosopher
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The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. William Faulkner,
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When all is said and done, more is said than done. Lou Holtz, coach
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Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso, painter
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The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Sally Berger,
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Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
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When deeds speak, words are nothing. African Proverbs,
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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
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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
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Action is the product of the qualities inherent in nature. Bhagavad Gita, scripture
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It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady
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Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong we are successful. Wallace D. Wattles, author
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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,
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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,
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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
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Action is the real measure of intelligence. Napoleon Hill, writer
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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
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I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Chinese Proverbs,
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From small beginnings come great things. Proverbs,
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Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.Lat., Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow. Horace, poet
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After all is said and done, more is said than done. Proverbs,
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Dreams have as much influence as actions. Stephane Mallarme, poet
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The ancestor of every action is thought. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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If you want a trait, act as if you already have the trait. William James, philosopher
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He who walks with the lame learns how to limp. Proverbs,
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To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. Elbert Hubbard, writer
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Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James, philosopher
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A well begun is half ended. Plato, philosopher
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A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. Maya Angelou, poet
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The early bird gets the worm. Proverbs,
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Do every act of your life as if it were your last. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
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Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out. Italian Proverbs,
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To talk goodness is not good... only to do it is. Chinese Proverbs,
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As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do. Andrew Carnegie, businessman
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What an elder sees sitting; the young can't see standing. Proverbs,
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What you are will show in what you do. Thomas Alva Edison, inventor
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Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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Action expresses priorities. Charles A. Garfield,
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Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds. Victor Hugo, author
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Keep your head and your heart going in the right direction and you will not have to worry about your feet. Source Unknown,
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The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch. Jim Rohn, businessman
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Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears. Arthur Koestler, novelist
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A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
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You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world. William Hazlitt, critic
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Do Something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn't, do something else. Franklin D. Roosevelt, president
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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
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What keeps me going is goals. Muhammad Ali, boxer
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For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. Aristotle, philosopher
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Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable. Peter Drucker, consultant
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The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen. Lee Iacocca, businessman
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You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth. Pat Riley, coach
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I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. Robert H. Schuller, clergyman
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To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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Try and trust will move mountains. Proverbs,
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The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going. Napoleon Hill, writer
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Do it now. Then it's done. Source Unknown,
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Big words seldom accompany good deeds. Danish proverb,
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The greatest step is out the door. Proverbs,
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Act quickly, think slowly. Proverbs,
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All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire. Aristotle, philosopher
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Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
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The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. John Dewey, philosopher
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I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair. Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet
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As you make your bed, so you must lie in it. English Proverbs,
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God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them. Proverbs,
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Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought. Henri Bergson, philosopher
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All rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. Bible,
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I never worry about action, but only inaction. Sir Winston Churchill, politician
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Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. Wayne Dyer, psychologist
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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
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It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can. Sydney Smith, clergyman
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Well begun is half done. Aristotle, philosopher
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Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Matthew 7:12 Bible,
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It is by acts and not by ideas that people live. Anatole France, novelist
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A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute. Edward Gibbon, historian
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Don't be a spectator, don't let life pass you by. Lou Holtz, coach
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He has the deed half done who has made a beginning. Horace, poet
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Initiative is doing the right thing without being told. Victor Hugo, author
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We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not. Anthony Robbins, author
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Be great in act, as you have been in thought. William Shakespeare, dramatist
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Heaven never helps the men who will not act. Sophocles, poet
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Backbone beats wishbone every time. Source Unknown,
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Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense. Chinese Proverbs,
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You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life. Les Brown, motivational speaker
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While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions. Stephen Covey, businessman
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Positive anything is better than negative nothing. Elbert Hubbard, writer
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Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction. Pablo Picasso, painter
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Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly. Robert H. Schuller, clergyman
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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
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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,
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If your sword's too short, add to its length by taking one step forward. Source Unknown,
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You have to be before you can do, and do before you can have. Zig Ziglar, author
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Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice. Anonymous,
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It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men. Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher
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Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist
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It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees. George Eliot, author
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Many are called but few get up. Oliver Herford, author
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Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. St. Jerome, saint
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You can't start at the top. Samuel Levenson,
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We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice. Peace Pilgrim, activist
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Either move or be moved. Colin Powell, statesman
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What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. Antoine De SaintExupery, novelist
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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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The consequences of an act affect the probability of its occurring again. B. F. Skinner, psychologist
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Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. Source Unknown,
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Some people grin and bear it; others smile and do it. Source Unknown,
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If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. David Viscott, psychologist
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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
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We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action. Aristotle, philosopher
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Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. Friedrich Engels, philosopher
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Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action. Napoleon Hill, writer
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Allow motion to equal emotion. Elbert Hubbard, writer
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He who limps is still walking. Stanislaw Lec, poet
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I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. Abraham Lincoln, president
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Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. Mother Theresa, saint
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The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something. Carl Sandburg, poet
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No one will do it for you. Ben Stein, actor
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Lead, follow, or get out of the way. Ted Turner, businessman
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Don't look back, just keep on walking. Source Unknown,
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No rules for success will work if you don't. Source Unknown,
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Some people forget to plant in the spring, idle away the summer hours and then expect to reap in the fall. Source Unknown,
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One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time. John Wanamaker, businessman
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I think that discipline is so much of an important part of being a parent. Because it's very, very important to teach your children to take responsibility for their actions. Cheryl Ladd, actress
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Call on God, but row away from the rocks. Proverbs,
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For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher
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Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless. Hannah Arendt, historian
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All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them. Matthew 7:12 Bible,
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Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. Thomas Carlyle, philosopher
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All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions. Albert Einstein, physicist
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Never confuse motion with action. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive to do thy duty; then you shall know what is in thee. Johann von Goethe, writer
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The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have. William Hazlitt, critic
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I will act as if what I do makes a difference. William James, philosopher
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Where others see complexity, the person of action sees the thing that needs to be done. Michael Lipsey,
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To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last -- but eat you he will. Ronald Reagan, president
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When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike you, do not wait until he has struck before you crush him. Franklin D. Roosevelt, president
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Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster. Theodore Roosevelt, president
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You will never win if you never begin. Robert H. Schuller, clergyman
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The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer
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It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer
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Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. W. Clement Stone, businessman
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Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often Source Unknown,
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Activity and sadness are incompatible. Source Unknown,
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