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No sooner said than done -- so acts your man of worth.

Author: Quintus Ennius


Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

Author: Richard L. Evans


The undertaking of a new action brings new strength.

Author: Evenus

Profession: Ancient Greek Poet

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

Author: William Faulkner (1897-1962)

Profession: American Novelist

Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth.

Author: Johann G. Fichte (1762-1814)

Profession: German Philosopher

No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.

Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969)

Profession: American Minister

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.

Author: Anatole France (1844-1924)

Profession: French Writer

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.

Author: St. Francis De Sales (1567-1622)

Profession: Roman Catholic Bishop, Writer

Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.

Author: Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874-1939)

Profession: American-Born French Painter

A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.

Author: John Galsworthy (1867-1933)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

Action expresses priorities.

Author: Charles A. Garfield

Profession: American Peak Performance Expert, Researcher, Trainer

Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue.

Author: Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882)

Profession: Italian Patriot, Soldier