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Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.

Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.
Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Never confuse motion with action.
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.
You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth.
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand -- and melting like a snowflake.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not.
You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. [Matthew 7:12]
To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual.
You have to be before you can do, and do before you can have.
We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
Next in importance to having a good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger.
Do it now! can affect every phase of your life. It can help you do the things you should do but don't feel like doing. It can keep you from procrastinating when an unpleasant duty faces you. But it can also help you do those things that you want to do. It helps you seize those precious moments that, if lost, may never be retrieved.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
None of us are responsible for all the things that happen to us, but we are responsible for the way we act when they do happen.
Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true -- action precedes motivation. You have to prime the pump and get the juice flowing, which motivates you to work on your goals. Getting momentum going is the most difficult part of the job, and often taking the first step is enough to prompt you to make the best of your day.
He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
The ancestor of every action is thought.
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
Never mind your happiness; do your duty.