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Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

The person of intellect is lost unless they unite with energy of character. When we have the lantern of Diogenese we must also have his staff.

Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794)

Profession: French Writer, Journalist, Playwright

Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.

Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin (1814-1880)

Profession: American Author, Clergyman

In action be primitive; in foresight, a strategist.

Author: Rene Char


I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle; it is the spirit behind your actions and words that announces your inner state.

Author: Ching Ning Chu

Profession: Chinese-American Businesswoman, Lecturer, Author

I never worry about action, but only inaction.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

Action makes more fortune than caution.

Author: Luc De Clapiers


He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.

Author: James Freeman Clarke (1810-1888)

Profession: American Minister, Theologian

A man who waits to believe in action before acting is anything you like, but he's not a man of action.. You must act as you breathe.

Author: Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929)

Profession: French Statesman

When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isn't a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.

Author: Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929)

Profession: French Statesman

Take the first step, and your mind will mobilize all its forces to your aid. But the first essential is that you begin. Once the battle is startled, all that is within and without you will come to your assistance.

Author: Robert Collier

Profession: American Writer, Publisher

Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that is possible with the means you have, and as you proceed in this spirit the way will open for you to do more.

Author: Robert Collier

Profession: American Writer, Publisher

If you don't make things happen then things will happen to you.

Author: Lanes Company