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We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
-- Aristotle, (4th century BC), Greek philosopher, in: Nicomachean Ethics

Action is the antidote to despair.
-- Joan Baez (1941- ), American singer and songwriter

A man's most open actions have their secret side to them.
-- Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), British novelist

The world can only be grasped by action, not contemplation... The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
-- Jacob Bronowski (1908-74) in: The Ascent of Man

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
-- Chinese proverb


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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