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Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.

Author: Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970)

Profession: French President during World War II

Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.

Author: Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970)

Profession: French President during World War II

You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless.

Author: Lou Gerstner

Profession: American Business Excessive, Chairman of IBM

A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute.

Author: Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)

Profession: British Historian

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Author: Andre Gide (1869-1951)

Profession: French Author

One mustn't allow acting to be like stockbroker -- you must not take it just as a means of earning a living, to go down every day to do a job of work. The big thing is to combine punctuality, efficiency, good nature, obedience, intelligence, and concentration with an unawareness of what is going to happen next, thus keeping yourself available for excitement.

Author: John Gielgud

Profession:

When all is said the greatest action is to limit and isolate one's self.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Before you can do something you must first be something.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive to do thy duty; then you shall know what is in thee.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

The deed is everything, the glory is naught.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can, begin it.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

We will burn that bridge when we come to it.

Author: Nick Gorski

Profession: