The central problem of our age is how to act decisively in the absence of certainty.
The fair request ought to be followed by the deed, in silence.
To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight to the blood.
When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
Why, then the world's mine oyster Which I with sword will open.
Through the picture, I see reality. Through the word, I understand it.
He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
The frontiers are not east or west, north or south, but wherever a man fronts a fact.
If you want a thing done, go - if not, send.
All glory comes from daring to begin.
Action is eloquence.
From the moment of birth we are immersed in action, and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought.
The great end of life is not knowledge, but action.
The men who act stand nearer to the mass of man than the men who write; and it is in their hands that new thought gets its translation into the crude language of deeds.
We accept the verdict of the past until the need for change cries out loudly enough to force upon us a choice between the comforts of further inertia and the irksomeness of action.
It is much easier to do and die than it is to reason why.
'Mean to' don't pick no cotton.
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
It is only in marriage with the world that our ideals can bear fruit; divorced from it, they remain barren.
There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.