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Build today, then strong and sure, With a firm and ample base; And ascending and secure. Shall tomorrow find its place.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

What really matters is what you do with what you have.

Author: Shirley Lord

Profession: American Writer

If you act like you know what you're doing, you can do anything you want -- except neurosurgery.

Author: John Lowenstein

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As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.

Author: Lu Xun (1881-1936)

Profession: Chinese Writer and Revolutionist

Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.

Author: George MacDonald (1824-1905)

Profession: Scottish Novelist

Existence was given us for action. Our worth is determined by the good deed we do, rather than by the fine emotions we feel,

Author: Edgar F. Magnin

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If you go on working with the light available, you will meet your Master, as he himself will be seeking you.

Author: Ramana Maharshi

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Between eighteen and twenty, life is like an exchange where one buys stocks, not with money, but with actions. Most men buy nothing.

Author: Andre Malraux (1901-1976)

Profession: French Statesman, Novelist

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk -- and to act.

Author: Maxwell Maltz

Profession: American Plastic Surgeon, Author of "Psycho-Cybernetics"

Let your actions always speak for you, but be forever on guard against the terrible traps of false pride and conceit that can halt your progress. The next time you are tempted to boast, just place your fist in a full pail of water, and when you remove it, the hole remaining will give you a correct measure of your importance.

Author: Og Mandino (1923-1996)

Profession: American Motivational Author, Speaker

I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person.

Author: Og Mandino (1923-1996)

Profession: American Motivational Author, Speaker

I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.

Author: Horace Mann (1796-1859)

Profession: American Educator

Begin where you are; work where you are; the hour which you are now wasting, dreaming of some far off success may be crowded with grand possibilities.

Author: Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

Profession: American Author, Founder of Success Magazine

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.

Author: Peter Marshall (1902-1949)

Profession: American Presbyterian Clergyman