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Act with decision

Wednesday, March 14, 2012



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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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RWTEACHER 3/14/2012 7:59PM

    These are the very things I am struggling with over the past few months. I must still be in the "deliberate with caution" mode but must soon move into acting with decisiveness. And Longfellow's advice to "act,act in the living Preesent," forgetting what is long "dead past" is just what my spirit needed to hear this evening! It reminds me of the verse that says, "forgetting what is behind, I strive for the goal that is the high calling" in Christ.

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