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The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

Let every man or woman here, if you never hear me again, remember this, that if you wish to be great at all, you must begin where you are and with what you are. He who would be great anywhere must first be great in his own Philadelphia.

Author: Russel H. Conwell (1843-1925)

Profession: American Lawyer, Baptist Minister, Lecturer

We are born to action; and whatever is capable of suggesting and guiding action has power over us from the first.

Author: Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929)

Profession: American Sociologist

Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture.

Author: Benedetto Croce (1866-1952)

Profession: Italian Philosopher, Historian, Critic

Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.

Author: Joan L. Curcio

Profession:

A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.

Author: Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

Profession: Italian Philosopher, Poet

For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?

Author: Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

Profession: Italian Philosopher, Poet

The secret of getting things done is to act!

Author: Benjamin O. David

Profession: US Army

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.

Author: John Dewey (1859-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Educator

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.

Author: John Dewey (1859-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Educator

Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not.

Author: Dhammapada

Profession: Buddhist Collection of Moral Aphorism

If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen.

Author: Joe Dimaggio (1914)

Profession: American baseball player

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

Author: Walt Disney (1901-1966)

Profession: American Artist, Film Producer

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister