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Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.

It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle; it is the spirit behind your actions and words that announces your inner state.
The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
All rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
Those who are more adapted to the active life can prepare themselves for contemplation in the practice of the active life, while those who are more adapted to the contemplative life can take upon themselves the works of the active life so as to become yet more apt for contemplation.
The greatest potential for control tends to exist at the point where action takes place.
You can never get enough of the things you don't need, because the things you don't need can never satisfy.
When we don't have what we like, we must like what we have.
It is following the line of least resistance that makes men and rivers crooked.
A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. Only those thoughts that come by walking have any value.
How long will they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?
Many are called but few get up.
If you stand still long enough, you'll get stuck
Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt.
The idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone, All centuries but this, and every country but his own.
In a land which is fully settled, most men must accept their local environment or try to change it by political means; only the exceptionally gifted or adventurous can leave to seek his fortune elsewhere. In America, on the other hand, to move on and make a fresh start somewhere else is still the normal reaction to dissatisfaction and failure.
Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong we are successful.
The search for the perfect venture can turn into procrastination. Your idea may or may not have merit. The key is to get started.
The best way to get something done is to begin.
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
Have a bias toward action -- let's see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.
It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
No one will do it for you.
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
He who considers too much will perform little.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
The greatest step is out the door.
When deeds speak, words are nothing.
From small beginnings come great things.
Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
Good things happen to those who hustle.
It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.

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