Action: ( deed...inertia...... )

A deed knocks first at Thought and then it knocks at Will that is the manufacturing spot. --- Emily Dickinson 1830

A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of a friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and indeed, all the sweets of life. --- Joseph Addison 1672

A man can only do what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day. --- Albert Schweitzer 1875

A man's value to the community primarily depends on how far his feelings, thoughts, and actions are directed towards promoting the good of his fellows. --- Albert Einstein 1879

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. --- Benjamin Disraeli 1804

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success. --- Dorothea Brande

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. There is nothing more potent than thought. Deed follows word and word follows thought. The word is the result of a mighty thought, and where the thought is mighty and pure the result is always mighty and pure. --- Mohandas K. Gandhi

An optimist is a person who takes action, who moves out ahead of the crowd. --- Anon xxxx

By the deeds know a man. --- African Proverb

Concern should drive us into action and not into depression. --- Karen Horney

Count that day lost whose low-descending sun Views from thy hand no worthy action done. --- Anon xxxx

Decision is the spark that ignites action. Until a decision is made, nothing happens.... Decision is the courageous facing of issues, knowing that if they are not faced, problems will remain forever unanswered. --- Wilfred A. Peterson

Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone. --- Charles De Gaulle 1890

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again. --- Evelyn Underhill

Every thought I have imprisioned in expression I must free by my deeds. --- Kahlil Gibran 1883

In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it. --- Michelangelo 1475

It's motive alone that gives character to the actions of men. --- Jean De la Bruyere

Justice is truth in action. --- Benjamin Disraeli 1804

Let a good man do good deeds with the same zeal that the evil man does bad ones. --- Belzer Rabbi

Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make earth happy, like heaven above. --- Julia Fletcher Carney 1823

Look to this day… In it lies all the realities and verities of existence, the bliss of growth, the splendor of action, the glory of power. For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today, well-lived, makes every yesteday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. --- Sanskrit Proverb

Never confuse activity with action. --- F. Scott Fitzgerald 1896

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. --- Margaret Mead

No on should abandon duties because he sees defects in them. Every action, every activity, is surrounded by defects as a fire is surrounded by smoke. --- Bhagavad-Gita

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression. --- Dodie Smith 1896

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. --- George Eliot (Mary Evans) 1819

Our deeds travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are. --- George Eliot (Mary Evans) 1819

Our grand business in life is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. --- Thomas Carlyle 1795

So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world. --- Immanuel Kant

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in. --- Napoleon Bonaparte 1769

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. --- Andrew Jackson 1767

That action is best which provides the greatest happiness for the greatest number. --- Francis Hutcheson

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