done avails, and not
what is said about it.—Emerson.
not always bring
happiness; but there is no happiness without action.—Beaconsfield.
three sorts of actions:
those that are good, those that are bad, and those that are doubtful;
we ought to be most cautious of those that are doubtful; for we are in
most danger of these doubtful actions, because they do not alarm us;
yet they insensibly lead to greater transgressions, just as the shades
of twilight gradually reconcile us to darkness.—A. Reed.
- To the
valiant actions speak
- It is
to think well: it
is divine to act well.—Horace Mann.
natures are rarely melancholy.
Activity and melancholy are incompatible.—Bovee.
destined end or
But to act,
* * * *
dead Past bury
in the living
within, and God
that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single
- It is
to taste sweet things,
but to do noble and true things, and vindicate himself under God's
as a God-made man, that the poorest son of Adam dimly longs. Show him
way of doing that, the dullest day-drudge kindles into a hero.—Carlyle.
with caution, but
act with decision; and yield with graciousness, or oppose with
souls shall leave this
dwelling, the glory of one fair and virtuous action is above all the
on our tomb, or silken banners over us.—J. Shirley.
make or mar us,—we
are the children of our own deeds.—Victor Hugo.
must find in activity his joy, as well as his beauty and glory; and
like everything else that is good, is its own reward.—Whipple.