Favorite Quotations ~  Action, 4 Lincoln Stories for Leaders

"Many things difficult in design prove easy in performance." ~ Samuel Johnson

Blue Ridge Parkway by Richard Barlett

We are what we do. We are not what we think, or what we feel, or what we say, we are what we do. ~ Gordon Livingston, Too Soon Old

When I took the leap, I had faith I would find a net; Instead I learned I could fly. ~ John Calvin

I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results. ~ Florence Nightingale

Anything worth doing is worth over-doing. ~ David Letterman

A plan without action is a fool’s daydream. ~ Sandra Anne Taylor

Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. ~ Napoleon Hill

Use it, Rosie, that's what it's there for. ~ Bruce Springsteen, Rosilita

Go to the object. Leave your subjective preoccupation with yourself. Do not impose yourself on the object. Become one with the object. Plunge deep enough into the object to see something like a hidden glimmering there. ~ Matsuo Basho

Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru

Never act until you have clearly answered the question: "What happens if I do nothing?" ~ Robert Brault

Rhetoric is not important. Actions are. ~ Nelson Mandela

The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react. ~ Gloria Anzaldua

A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting. ~ Carlos Casteneda

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