Ideas are powerful things, requiring not a studious contemplation but an action, even if it is only an inner action.
The only way to get positive feelings about yourself is to take positive actions. Man does not live as he thinks, he thinks as he lives.
The only measure of what you believe is what you do. If you want to know what people believe, don't read what they write, don't ask them what they believe, just observe what they do.
Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
Who can separate his faith from his actions, or his belief from his occupations?
The prayer of the chicken hawk does not get him the chicken.
The superior man is modest in his speech, but excels in his actions.
There is no genius in life like the genius of energy and activity.
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
Action is the only reality, not only reality but morality, as well.
Life happens at the level of events, not words.
Let us work as if success depended upon ourselves alone, but with heartfelt conviction that we are doing nothing, and God everything.
Right action is the key to good living.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
If faith without works is dead, willingness without action is fantasy.
Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action.
The door of opportunity won't open unless you do some pushing.
The life of the spirit is centrally and essentially a life of action. Spirituality is something done, not merely something believed, or known or experienced.
It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck, even while waiting for it.
The man who has done nothing but wait for his ship to come in has already missed the boat.