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The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.

Author: Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658)

Profession: Spanish Philosopher, Writer

Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.

Author: Graffiti

Profession:

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is on a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.

Author: Martha Graham (1894-1991)

Profession: American Dancer, Teacher, and Choreographer

If you think about it seriously, all the questions about the soul and the immortality of the soul and paradise and hell are at bottom only a way of seeing this very simple fact: that every action of ours is passed on to others according to its value, of good or evil, it passes from father to son, from one generation to the next, in a perpetual movement.

Author: Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937)

Profession: Italian Political Theorist

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

Author: Heber J. Grant

Profession:

The secret to success is to start from scratch and keep on scratching.

Author: Dennis Green

Profession: American Football Coach

You have to make it happen.

Author: Joe Greene

Profession:

For as one star another far exceeds, So souls in heaven are placed by their deeds.

Author: Robert Greene (1558-1592)

Profession: British Author

In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.

Author: Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)

Profession: Swedish Statesman, Secretary-general of U.N.

Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.

Author: Mark Victor Hansen

Profession: American Motivational Speaker, Author

A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear-sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerally of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action.

Author: Vaclav Havel (1936)

Profession: Czech Playwright, President

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

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

Author: Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

Profession: German Poet, Journalist

Never confuse motion with action.

Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Profession: American Writer