The only cure for grief is action.
A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.
Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.
The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
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.
A well begun is half ended.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.
So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.
Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.
I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.
Either move or be moved.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing.
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