Action makes more fortune than caution.
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- When thought is too weak to be simply expressed, it’s clear proof that it should be rejected.
- The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of all pleasures.
- The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.
- We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.
- Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.
- Let us, if we must have great actions, make our own so. All action is of infinite elasticity, and the least admits of being inflated with celestial air, until it eclipses the sun and moon.