I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
— Henry David Thoreau
That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.
— Colossians 1:10-11
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man’s training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.
— Thomas Huxley
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
— Andrew Jackson
I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgement, it takes place every day.
— Albert Camus
Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out.
— Italian Proverb
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father.
— 1 Thessalonians 1:3
I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
— Elbert Hubbard
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Deliberation is the work of many men, but action, of one man alone.
— Charles de Gaulle
Why, then the world’s mine oyster, which I with sword will open.
— William Shakespeare
He who is outside his door already has a hard part of his journey behind him.
— Dutch proverb
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
— 1 Corinthians 15:58
The great end of life is not knowledge, but action.
— Thomas Fuller
“Mean to” don’t pick up no cotton.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.
— Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
We will either find a way, or make one.
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
— Proverbs 31:13
Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die.
— Lord Alfred Tennyson
The shortest answer is doing.
If faith without works is dead, willingness without action is fantasy.
Trust in God and do something.
— Mary Lyon
And be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work: for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts.