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Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.

Only the actions of the just smell sweet and blossom in the dust.
Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing.
Doing is a quantum leap from imagining. Thinking about swimming isn't much like actually getting in the water. Actually getting in the water can take your breath away. The defense force inside of us wants us to be cautious, to stay away from anything as intense as a new kind of action. Its job is to protect us, and it categorically avoids anything resembling danger. But it's often wrong. Anything worth doing is worth doing too soon.
Suit the action to the world, the world to the action, with this special observance, that you overstep not the modesty of nature.
If it were done when 'tis done, then t'were well. It were done quickly.
The view only changes for the lead dog.
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
You will never win if you never begin.
Winning starts with beginning.
In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over.
Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon.
All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.
It isn't sufficient just to want -- you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.
One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.
I didn't think; I experimented.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.
If you want to get along, go along.
The act is unjustifiable that either begs for a blessing, or, having succeeded gives no thanksgiving.
He who walks with the lame learns how to limp.
An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs
The dog that trots about finds a bone.
God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.
If you want a thing done, go. If not, send. The shortest answer is doing.
As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
Some will, some don't, so what!
Try and trust will move mountains.
The early bird gets the worm.
The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.
Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.
A well begun is half ended.
When Demosthenes was asked what were the three most important aspects of oratory, he answered, Action, Action, Action.
Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read; and the
We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice.

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