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I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.

I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk -- and to act.
One thought driven home is better than three left on base.
He who limps is still walking.
If you want a trait, act as if you already have the trait.
Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive to do thy duty; then you shall know what is in thee.
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
No sooner said than done -- so acts your man of worth.
Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.
Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating.
If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen.
We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path.
He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
Life leaps like a geyser for those who drill through the rock of inertia.
Let your performance do the thinking.
It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
You can't aim a duck to death.
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. [James 1:22]
Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.
Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.
Effective action is always unjust.
A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards.
Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
One of the best lessons children learn through video games is standing still will get them killed quicker than anything else.
If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else.
The problem lay buried, unspoken for many years in the minds of American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered in the middle of the twentieth century in the United States. Each suburban housewife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night, she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question: Is this all?
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Speak out in acts; the time for words has passed, and only deeds will suffice.
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
Some people forget to plant in the spring, idle away the summer hours and then expect to reap in the fall.
The only way to start is to start.
No rules for success will work if you don't.
Don't look back, just keep on walking.

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