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Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.

Act like you expect to get into the end zone.
Let your hook always be cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be a fish.
Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.
Let us be tried by our actions.
This body, full of faults, has yet one great quality: Whatever it encounters in this temporal life depends upon one's actions.
There should be less talk; a preaching point is not a meeting point. What do you do then? Take a broom and clean someone's house. That says enough.
You can't pick cherries with your back to the tree.
You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.
Between eighteen and twenty, life is like an exchange where one buys stocks, not with money, but with actions. Most men buy nothing.
If you go on working with the light available, you will meet your Master, as he himself will be seeking you.
Build today, then strong and sure, With a firm and ample base; And ascending and secure. Shall tomorrow find its place.
If you act like you know what you're doing, you can do anything you want -- except neurosurgery.
As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.
Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
Existence was given us for action. Our worth is determined by the good deed we do, rather than by the fine emotions we feel,
Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each knows the proper deeds for him to do. But every day, every hour, rushes by. There is no time.
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.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny.
The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is the reason so many good minds are idle.
Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity.
He who has no taste for order, will be often wrong in his judgment, and seldom considerate or conscientious in his actions.
In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.
Our actions are like the terminations of verses, which we rhyme as we please.
Now is the time for all good men to come to.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test.
How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive o all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.
The successful men of action are not sufficiently self-observant to know exactly on what their success depends.
The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.
Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen.
Allow motion to equal emotion.
An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
He has half the deed done who has made a beginning
Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.

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