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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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