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To talk goodness is not good... only to do it is.

Chinese proverb

If you want a thing done, go. If not, send. The shortest answer is doing.

English proverb

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) French author.

Let your hook always be cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be a fish.

Ovid (BC 43-AD 18) Roman poet.

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.


Man is stark mad; he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by the dozens.

Montaigne (1533-1592) French philosopher and essayist.

After mature deliberation of counsel, the good Queen to establish a rule and immutable example unto all posterity, for the moderation and required modesty in a lawful marriage, ordained the number of six times a day as a lawful, necessary and competent limit.

Montaigne (1533-1592) French philosopher and essayist.

Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American black leader.

Intercourse with a woman is sometimes a satisfactory substitute for masturbation. But it takes a lot of imagination to make it work.

Karl Kraus (1874-1936) Austrian satirist.

Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.

Italian proverb