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The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.

Action hangs, as it were, dissolved in speech, in thoughts whereof speech is the shadow; and precipitates itself therefrom. The kind of speech in a man betokens the kind of action you will get from him.
A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.
It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
Take action in order to move toward your goals.
All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them. [Matthew 7:12]
It was prettily devised of Aesop, The fly sat on the axle tree of the chariot wheel and said, what dust do I raise!
Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless.
Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.
In this country men seem to live for action as long as they can and sink into apathy when they retire.
Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.
One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
What is the use of a new song if the dance is still the same? As you set resolutions, change your actions
Where others see complexity, the person of action sees the thing that needs to be done.
He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg.

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