'Tis God gives skill, but not without men's hand: He could not make Antonio Stradivarius's violins without Antonio.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.
A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.
A good action is never lost; it is a treasure laid up and guarded for the doer's need.
A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute.
A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear-sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerally of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action.
A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.
A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.
A man who waits to believe in action before acting is anything you like, but he's not a man of action.. You must act as you breathe.
A man's action is only a picture book of his creed.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.
A well begun is half ended.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Act like you expect to get into the end zone.
Act quickly, think slowly.
Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity.
Act, don't react!
Act, if you like, but you do it at your peril. Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.