You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
"Do-so" is more important than "say-so."
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination.
The weakest man is the one who is able to correct his moral defects, but doesn't take action.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire
Not result is the purpose of action, but God's eternal delight in becoming, seeing and doing.
We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.
Power is action, and the elective principle is discussion.There is no policy, no statesmanship possible where discussion is permanent.
The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human.
We have long struggles with ourself, of which the outcome is one of our actions; they are, as it were, the inner side of human nature. This inner side is God's; the outer side belongs to men.
You deserve whoever governs you ... Everyone is responsible for the actions of their leaders.
One who assents or subsribes to the actions of a group or a party is as good as having committed the deed himself. A man who joins a sinful deed makes himself responsible for two-fold punishments, one for doing the deed and the other for assenting and subscribing to it.
Philosophy, which formerly raised man to feel conscious of himself because he was a thinking being and to say, I think therefore I am, now raises him to say I think, therefore I am not, (unless he takes thought into consideration only in that humble region where it is confused with action).
Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
In the eye of that Supreme Being to whom our whole internal frame is uncovered, dispositions hold the place of actions.
The distinction between private and public undermines the unity of spiritual strength, draining the public of the transcendent energies while trivializing them because the merely private life provides no proper stage for their action.
Todays student gets no intimation that great mysteries might be revealed to him, that new and higher motives of action might be discovered within him, that a different and more human way of life can be harmoniously constructed by what he is going to learn.
I believe we are today crossing the Rubicon, Mr Chairman. In South Africa there can be no turning back. I have a manifesto for the future of our country and we must engage in positive action in the months and years that lie ahead.
Many a one commits a reprehensible action, who is at bottom an honourable man, because man seldom acts upon natural impulse, but from some secret passion of the moment which lies hidden and concealed within the narrowest folds of his heart.
A constitution should be framed so as not to impede the action of government, nor force the government to its violation.
Heaven and hell seem out of proportion to me: the actions of men do not deserve so much.
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