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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Action
 
Act honestly and act boldly.  Danish.  1
Action is eloquence and the eyes of the ignorant more learned than the ear.  Shakespeare.  2
Action is the proper fruit of knowledge.  3
Action must be founded on knowledge.  Benjamin Disraeli.  4
Actions measured by time, seldom prove bitter by repentance.  5
Act so in the valley that you need not fear those who stand on the hill.  Danish.  6
Brave actions never want a trumpet.  7
Good actions carry their warrant with them.  8
Great and good are the actions done by many whose worth is never known.  Hans Andersen.  9
For the sake of one good action a hundred evil ones should be forgotten.  Chinese.  10
Men boast of their great actions but they are oftener the effect of chance than design. Men’s actions are not to be judged of at first sight.  Rochefoucauld.  11
Only the actions of the great smell sweet and blossom in the dust.  12
That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.  Hutchinson.  13
’Tis not the action but the intention that is good or bad.  14
’Tis not your posterity, but your actions, that will perpetuate your memory.  15
We should consult three things in all our actions, justice, honesty and utility.  16
 
 
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