Act with decision
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
(Photographer unknown but a beautiful pic!)
Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness.--COLTON.
When our souls shall leave this dwelling, the glory of one fair and virtuous action is above all the scutcheons on our tomb, or silken banners over us.--J. SHIRLEY.
Our acts make or mar us,--we are the children of our own deeds. --VICTOR HUGO.
Man, being essentially active, must find in activity his joy, as well as his beauty and glory; and labor, like everything else that is good, is its own reward.--WHIPPLE.
Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead Past bury its dead! Act, act, in the living Present! Heart within, and God o'erhead! --LONGFELLOW.
It is not to taste sweet things, but to do noble and true things, and vindicate himself under God's heaven as a God-made man, that the poorest son of Adam dimly longs. Show him the way of doing that, the dullest day-drudge kindles into a hero.--CARLYLE.
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