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Action

Marcus Porcius Cato

The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.

Victor Hugo

Good actions are the invisible hinges on the doors of heaven.

Epictetus

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react that matters.

Louise Fitzhugh

It won’t do you a bit of good to know everything, if you don’t do anything about it.

Don Marquis

Successful people aren’t born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do. The successful people don’t always like doing these things themselves; they just get on and do them.

Latin Proverb

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.

Lindsey Joy Holland

We are either building up or tearing down in everything we do. Are you on the construction gang, or on the wrecking crew?

Leonardo Da Vinci

Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.

Lisa Brenninkmeyer

May I be magnanimous with good opinions instead of being characterized by a critical spirit. Everyone I meet is fighting some kind of a battle. Help me to be gentle with the people placed in my path – in my actions, words, and attitudes.

Walt Disney

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Heather Hanbury

There’s no point in failing and then dealing with it by pretending it didn’t happen, or blaming someone else. That would be a wasted opportunity to learn more about yourself and perhaps to identify gaps in your skills, experiences or qualifications. Once you’ve identified the learning you can then take action to make a difference.

Aristotle

To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

Theodore Roosevelt

Michelangelo

Let’s not go backward. Forward is hard enough.

Benjamin Franklin

A good example is the best sermon.

Martin Harrison

One good practical task is worth a host of indefinite intentions to improve. We cannot become good suddenly; it is a slow and laborious process, step by step to better ways of life.

Champ Payne

The story of our lives is written by the actions of our days. What will your story be about?

John Maxwell

Goals give you something concrete to focus on, and that has a positive impact on your actions. Goals help you focus your attention on your purpose and make it your dominant aspiration. They help you know where you’re going.

Aesop

After all is said and done, more is said than done.

Henry Ford

To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.

Zig Ziglar

Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.

Thomas Jefferson

A mind always employed is always happy.  This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.

Will Rogers

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

John Wooden

Make each day your masterpiece.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

Aristotle

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

John Quincy Adams

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

Mario Andretti

If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.

John Henry Newman

Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.

Pablo Picasso

Action is the foundational key to all success.

Frank Outlaw: Late President of the Bi-Lo Stores

Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become actions; watch your actions, they become habits; watch your habits, they become character; watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.

Wayne Gretzky

You miss 100% of the shots you never make.

Brian Tracy

The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers.

Brian Tracy

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.

Henry David Thoreau

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

Aristotle

Happiness is a state of activity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Dr. Seuss (The Lorax)

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

Leonardo da Vinci

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

Mother Teresa

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

Brian Tracy

I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances, Be more active, Show up more often.

William Arthur Ward

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails

William Arthur Ward

The greatest hazard in life is to risk NOTHING.

Theodore Roosevelt

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.

Henry Ford

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Napoleon Hill

Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.

Mother Teresa

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

Oscar Wilde

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.

Paul VI

Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.

Saint Augustine

You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Booker T. Washington

In meeting men, in many places, I have found that the happiest people are those who do the most for others; the most miserable are those who do the least.

Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

Helen Keller

One painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier.

Edmund Burke

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

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