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No, Ernest, don't talk about action. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.

In activity we must find our joy as well as glory; and labor, like everything else that is good, is its own reward.
It is better to rust out than wear out.
Actions lie louder than words.
Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered.
For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
It's easy to work for somebody else; all you have to do is show up.
Doing leads more surely to talking than talking to doing.
As one acts and conducts himself, so does he become. The doer of good becomes good. The doer of evil becomes evil. One becomes virtuous by virtuous action, bad by bad action.
When a man dies, what does not leave him? The voice of a dead man goes into fire, his breath into wind, his eyes into the sun, his mind into the moon, his hearing into the quarters of heaven, his body into the land cheerfully. earth, his spirit into space
You can't plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
The road of life can only reveal itself as it is traveled; each turn in the road reveals a surprise. Man's future is hidden.
The only way you can bring in the harvest in the fall is to plant in the spring, and to water, weed, fertilize in the summer
If your sword's too short, add to its length by taking one step forward.
It's no good agreeing with a person who can't make up his mind.
Logic will not change an emotion, but action will.
Keep your head and your heart going in the right direction and you will not have to worry about your feet.
If you start soon enough, you won't have to run to catch up.
I like these words -- they seem to suggest action: If you hear a kind word spoken Of some worthy soul you know, It may fill his heart with sunshine If you'd only tell him so. If a deed, however humble, helps you On your way to go, Seek the one whose hand has helped you. Seek him out and tell him so. If your heart is touched and tender Towards sinner log and low, It might help him to do better If you could only tell him so.
Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.
It doesn't do any good to sit up and take notice if you keep on sitting.
Better to try something and fail than to try nothing and succeed.
Believe in boys and girls and men and women of a great tomorrow that what so ever the boy soweth the man shall reap.
Activity and sadness are incompatible.
Backbone beats wishbone every time.
Be both the gardener and the rose.
People sitting on top of the world, usually arrived there standing up.
To look is one thing, to see what you look at is another, to understand what you see is a third, to learn from what you understand is still something else, but to act on what you learn is all that really matters! How do I act?
Two-thirds of promotion is motion
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
The soul is made for action, and cannot rest till it be employed. Idleness is its rust. Unless it will up and think and taste and see, all is in vain.
It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration.
The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.
I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains. I do not wish to go below now.
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old -- old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don't. In both cases we have to DO something.
Now is the season for sailing; for already the chattering swallow is come and the pleasant west wind; the meadows bloom and the sea, tossed up with waves and rough blasts, has sunk to silence. Weigh thine anchors and unloose thy hawsers, O Mariner, and sail with all thy canvas set.
I think there is something, more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.