For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
Well begun is half done.
The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
Author: Red Auerbach (1917)
Profession: American Basketball Coach
Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.
Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
Begin -- to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.
Author: Decimus Magnus Ausonius (310-395)
Profession: Latin Poet, Man of Letters
It was prettily devised of Aesop, ''The fly sat on the axle tree of the chariot wheel and said, what dust do I raise! ''
Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman
Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.
Author: Honore De Balzac (1799-1850)
Profession: French Novelist
It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
Author: Al Batt
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Author: Sally Berger
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
Author: Henri L. Bergson (1859-1941)
Profession: French Philosopher
Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.
Author: Annie Besant (1847-1933)
Profession: British Theosophist
Action is the product of the qualities inherent in nature.
Author: Bhagavad Gita
Profession: Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata