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

Author: Russell C. Taylor

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Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old -- old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don't. In both cases we have to DO something.

Author: Inga Teekens

Profession: Dutch Instructor and Counselor

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.

Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)

Profession: British Poet

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)

Profession: British Poet

Have a bias toward action -- let's see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.

Author: Richard Thalheimer

Profession: American Business Executive, The Sharper Image

We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains. I do not wish to go below now.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.

Author: Frank Tibolt

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The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.

Author: Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

Profession: Russian Novelist, Philosopher

If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot.

Author: Robert Townsend

Profession: American Businessman, President of Avis

The soul is made for action, and cannot rest till it be employed. Idleness is its rust. Unless it will up and think and taste and see, all is in vain.

Author: Thomas Traherne (1636-1674)

Profession: British Clergyman, Poet, Mystic

It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration.

Author: Thomas Troward

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Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Author: Ted Turner (1938-)

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of CNN

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

The best way to get something done is to begin.

Author: Source Unknown

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