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    Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.

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It is better to wear out than to rust out.

It is better to wear out than to rust out.

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That low man seeks a little thing to do,
Sees it and does it;
This high man, read more

That low man seeks a little thing to do,
Sees it and does it;
This high man, with a great thing to pursue,
Dies ere he knows it.
That low man goes on adding one to one,
His hundreds soon hit:
His high man, aiming at a million,
Misses an unit.

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Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties read more

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.

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I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not read more

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

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Put his shoulder to the wheel.

Put his shoulder to the wheel.

by Robert Burton Found in: Action Quotes,
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Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds.

Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds.

by Miguel De Cervantes Found in: Action Quotes,
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When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isn't a man of action. Action read more

When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isn't a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.

by Georges Clemenceau Found in: Action Quotes,
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Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they
cannot find it.

Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they
cannot find it.

by Sir John Denham Found in: Action Quotes,
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Mark this well, you proud men of action! you are, after all, nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of read more

Mark this well, you proud men of action! you are, after all, nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought.

by Heinrich Heine Found in: Action Quotes,
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