We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
—Thomas A. Edison
Is it really so difficult to tell a good action from a bad one? I think one usually knows right away or a moment afterward, in a horrid flash of regret.
Every action of your life touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
—Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Love does strange things to you sometimes. It can twist you into saying and doing things that you know you’ll regret and still, you do them.
—C.K. Kelly Martin in I Know It’s Over
The main thing is to know something and to say it.
—Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.
Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.
—Gordon R. Dickson
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.
I have done bad things. I can’t take them back, and they are part of who I am. Most of the time, they seem like the only thing I am.
—Veronica Roth in Insurgent
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something, and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the one thing I can do.
—Edward Everett Hale
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our job is to find a few intelligent things to do, not to keep up with every damn thing in the world.
Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
—Louisa May Alcott
The more things you do, the more you can do.