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Quotations About Action

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939


We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
Frank Tibolt


When deeds speak, words are nothing.
African Proverb


Doing things is not the same as getting things done.
Jared Silver


One false step can bring everlasting grief.
Chinese Proverb


A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.
Arabian Proverb


Men expect too much, do too little.
Allen Tate


Action is the antidote to despair.
Joan Baez


I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
John Locke


Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action.
Brendan Francis


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