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Action

Everything that depends on the action of nature is by nature as good as it can be. – Aristotle.


Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. – Aristotle.


Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. - Plato.


If there is some end of the things we do, which we desire for its own sake, clearly this must be the good. – Aristotle.


In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action. – Aristotle.


Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way. – Aristotle.


Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. – Aristotle.


Quality is not an act, it is a habit. – Aristotle.


The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort. - Plato.


Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults. – Socrates.


To endeavor to speak truth in every instance; to give nobody expectations that are not likely to be answered, but aim at sincerity in every word and action, the most amiable excellence in a rational being. - Benjamin Franklin.


Upon the whole we must not judge of one another by their best actions; since the worst men do some good, and all men make fine professions: but we must judge of men by the whole of their conduct, and the effects of it. Thorough honesty requires great and long proof, since many a man, long thought honest, has at length proved a knave. And it is judging without proof, or false proof, that mankind continue unhappy. - Benjamin Franklin.


Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do. - Plato.


We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action. – Aristotle.


We can do noble acts without ruling the earth and sea. – Aristotle.


Well begun is half done. – Aristotle.


You will find rest from vain fancies if you do every act in life as though it were your last. – Aristotle.



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