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Never mistake motion for action.
      - Ernest Hemingway

Do well and right, and let the world sink.
      - George Herbert, Country Parson (ch. XXIX)

The shortest answer is doing.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Let thy mind still be bent, still plotting, where,
  And when, and how thy business may be done.
    Slackness breeds worms; but the sure traveller,
      Though he alights sometimes still goeth on.
      - George Herbert, Temple--Church Porch
         (st. 57)

All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.
      - Herodotus ("Father of History")

Attempt the end and never stand to doubt;
  Nothing's so hard, but search will find it out.
      - Robert Herrick,
        Hesperides--Seeke and Finde

Man is an animal that cannot long be left in safety without occupation; the growth of his fallow nature is apt to run into weeds.
      - George Stillman Hillard

To dispose a soul to action we must upset its equilibrium.
      - Eric Hoffer

Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped by him.
      - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

A man that's fond precociously of stirring
  Must be a spoon.
      - Thomas Hood, Morning Meditations

Into the midst of things.
  [Lat., In medias res.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Ars Poetica (148)

I will perform the function of a whetstone, which is about to restore sharpness to iron, though itself unable to cut.
  [Lat., Fungar vice cotis, acutum
    Reddere quae ferrum valet, exsors ipsi secandi.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Ars Poetica (304)

An ounce of performance is worth more than a pound of preachment.
      - Elbert Hubbard

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
      - Elbert Hubbard

It is not book learning young men need, nor instruction about this and that, but a stiffening of the vertebrae which will cause them to be loyal to a trust, to act promptly, concentrate their energies, do a thing--"carry a message to Garcia."
      - Elbert Hubbard,
        Carry a Message to Garcia--Philistine

Our acts make or mar us,--we the children of our own deeds.
      - Victor Hugo

That action which appears most conducive to the happiness of and virtue of mankind.
      - Francis Hutcheson, the Elder,
        A System of Moral Philosophy--The General Notions of Rights, Law Expl.
         (bk. II, ch. III)

The great end of life is not knowledge, but action.
      - Thomas Henry Huxley

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
      - William James

Actions are visible, though motives are secret.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

Attack is the reaction; I never think I have hit hard unless it rebounds.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature"),
        Boswell's Life of Johnson

Living requires but little life; doing requires much.
      - Joseph Joubert

The act of God injures no one.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

You would be surprised how hard it often is to translate an action into thought.
      - Karl Kraus

Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of a great design as of chance.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld


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