Life is governed by a multitude of forces. It would be smooth sailing if one could determine the course of one's actions only by one general principle whose application at a given moment was too obvious to need even a moment's reflection. But I cannot recall a single act which could be so easily determined.
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
Deliberation is the function of the many; action is the function of one.
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.