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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.

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
There are three wants which never can be satisfied: that of the rich, who wants something more; that of the sick, who wants something different; and that of the traveler, who says, Anywhere but here.
The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.
A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.
Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes.
Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.
What you are will show in what you do.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
Do Something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn't, do something else.
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.
The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
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.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

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