We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.
For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
Happiness is not something ready made. It is comes from your own actions.
When we can recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain the strength to constructively solve the problems of the present.
Vacillating people seldom succeed. They seldom win the solid respect of their fellows. Successful men and women are very careful in reaching decisions and very persistent and determined in action thereafter.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
We still by no means think decisively enough about the essence of action.
When a state has claims upon another, it may not always be best to enforce them by arms. The public interest must be consulted before action.
Art of War. Originally published in 1862.
May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.
So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
Convictions are the mainsprings of action, the driving powers of life. What a man lives are his convictions.
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.
All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.
Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action.
Love is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.
To have integrity the individual cannot merely be a weathervane turning briskly with every doctrinal wind that blows. He must possess key loyalties and key convictions which can serve as a basis of judgment and a standard of action.
Happiness is in action, and every power is intended for action; human happiness, therefore, can only be complete as all the powers have their full and legitimate play.
The philosophy of happiness, lectures on the crisis of being, and the progress of being (1869)
The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don’t. If you keep saying your slippers aren’t yours, then you’ll die searching, you’ll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.
Cutting for Stone
Without dreams, there can be no courage. And without courage, there can be no action.
Another life saved by girl-on-girl action.
House. By Dr. Gregory House.
Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
Bible, I John 3:18