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...instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.--LOWELL.
Prodigious actions may as well be done By weaver's issue, as by prince's son. --DRYDEN.
It is not to taste sweet things, but to do noble and true things, and vindicate himself under God's heaven as a God-made man, that the poorest son of Adam dimly longs. Show him the way of doing that, the dullest day-drudge kindles into a hero.--CARLYLE.Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness.--COLTON.
When our souls shall leave this dwelling, the glory of one fair and virtuous action is above all the scutcheons on our tomb, or silken banners over us.--J. SHIRLEY.
Our acts make or mar us,--we are the children of our own deeds. --VICTOR HUGO.
Man, being essentially active, must find in activity his joy, as well as his beauty and glory; and labor, like everything else that is good, is its own reward.--WHIPPLE.
ADVERSITY.--Times of great calamity and confusion have... Colton, Charles Caleb
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