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Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Oprah Winfrey

You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
Henry Ford

Self-Discipline: How close your day-to-day behavior reflects the person you wish to be.
Mark Manson

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we
are moving; we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must
sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.
Lewis Cass

Life does not consist in thinking, it consists in acting.
Woodrow Wilson

Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.
Victor Hugo

All growth depends upon activity. There is no developement physically or intellectually
without effort, and effort means work.
Calvin Coolidge

Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen;
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci

We have become more and more not a nation of athletes but a nation of spectators.
John F. Kennedy

A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes
of himself.
Alexander Graham Bell

Strong reasons make strong actions.
William Shakespeare, King John

Nothing happens until something moves.
Albert Einstein

Without a purpose nothing should be done.
Marcus Aurelius

Men must be decided on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor on
what they ought to do.
Mencius

He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise - begin!
Horace

A non-doer is very often a critic... someone who sits back and watches doers, and then
waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing. It's easy to be a critic, but being a doer
requires effort, risk, and change.
Wayne Dyer

A man can only be judged by his actions, and not by his good intentions or his beliefs.
Paul Newman

It is not so much what you believe in that matters, as the way in which you believe it and
proceed to translate that belief into action.
Lin Yutang

Do not spend any time in day dreaming or castle building; hold to the one vision of what you
want, and act now.
Wallace D. Wattles

It is incumbent that your thoughts, words, and deeds match up. This is a higher standard
than held by the mob.
Epictetus

As many arrows, loosed several ways, come to one mark... so may a thousand actions, once
afoot, end in one purpose.
William Shakespeare, Henry V

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Marie Curie

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of
action, not reaction.
Rita Mae Brown

To be idle is a short road to death and to be dilligent is a way of life.
Foolish people are idle, wise people are dilligent.
Buddha

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
Plato

You have to do stuff that average people don't understand because those are the only good
things.
Andy Warhol

Considering how foolishly people act and how pleasantly they prattle, perhaps it would be
better for the world if they talked more and did less.
William Somerset Maugham

The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
St. Francis of Assisi

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.
Marcus Aurelius

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except
those that sang best.
Henry van Dyke

Let him that would move the world, first move himself.
Socrates

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