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Make it hot

Not only strike when the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.

~ Oliver Cromwell

 

Our business

We must take our business into our own hands. 

~ Seth Luther

 

We must attack

We are so outnumbered there's only one thing to do: We must attack. 

~ Sir Andrew Browne Cunningham, British WWII Admiral

Truman family motto

To do the right thing, to do the best we could, never complain, never take advantage, don't give up, don't be afraid. 

~ Family motto of Harry S. Truman, 33rd U.S. President

 

We must

If we can we must.

~ A. E. Housman

The most effective way to do it, is to do it. 

~ Amelia Earhart 

If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.

~ Thomas Edison

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
~ Pablo Picasso 

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

~ Nelson Mandela

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is full of choices. Make some. 

~ Anonymous

I have recently decided that the constructive work of the world is done by an appallingly small percentage of the population. The rest simply don’t give a damn, or they grow tired, or they fail to acquire when young the ideas that would vitalize them for the long decades.

I am not saying that such people don’t matter; they are among the most precious items on the earth. But they cannot be depended upon to either generate necessary new ideas or to put them into operation if someone else generates them.

Therefore, those men and women who do have the energy to form new constructs and new ways to implement them must do the work of many. I believe it to be an honorable aspiration to want to be among the creators.

~ James Michener

If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.

 ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


They can because they think they can. 

~ Virgil

The best way out is always through. 

~ Robert Frost

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. 

~ Richard Bach

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t. 

~ Richard Bach

Life cannot wait until the sciences may have explained the universe scientifically. We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its coerciveness: It is always urgent, here and now without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank.

~ Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Don’t listen to what they say. Go see. 

~ Chinese Proverb

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. 

~ Thomas Edison