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Quotes about Action

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Abigail AdamsWe have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Abraham LincolnIf you don't want to use the army, I should like to borrow it for a while.
- (to the hesitant General George B. McClellan)
AnonymousIf you see a situation that requires action, then take action. It is easier to beg forgiveness than to request permission.
Benjamin Franklin
(1706 - 1790)
Never confuse motion with action.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
(1707 - 1784)
Faction seldom leaves a man honest, however it might find him.
Franklin D. RooseveltThere are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
G. K. Chesterton
(1874 - 1936)
If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.
H. L. Mencken
(1880 - 1956)
Every normal man must be tempted at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
Jerry GarciaSomebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
Joaquin SetantiBe wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
Katharine GrahamTo love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun?
Oscar Wilde
(1854 - 1900)
Action: the last resource of those who know not how to dream.
Theodore RooseveltThe only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
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