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Do it this very moment, Don't put it off, There's no use in doing a kindness, if you do it a day too late.

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often
Do it now. Then it's done.
If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot.
I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly.
What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.
Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike you, do not wait until he has struck before you crush him.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.
He who strikes first, strikes twice.
What an elder sees sitting; the young can't see standing.
Big words seldom accompany good deeds.
To talk goodness is not good... only to do it is.
The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.
The odds of hitting your target go up dramatically when you aim at it.
Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as courses, and they come back to us as effects.
Whatever fortune brings, don't be afraid of doing things.
Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose.
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
You can't start at the top.
Sometimes something worth doing is worth overdoing.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
It is not good enough for things to be planned -- they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.
I will act as if what I do makes a difference.
Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.
Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
Don't think, just do.
Don't be a spectator, don't let life pass you by.
One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action --the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
You have to make it happen.
There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is on a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.
Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can, begin it.