If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
In Buddhism, we talk of meditation as an act of awakening, to be awake to the fact that the earth is in danger and living species are in danger.
It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
I try to act out of faith.
Men act like brutes in so far as the sequences of their perceptions arise through the principle of memory only, like those empirical physicians who have mere practice without theory.
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
Our fathers valued change for the sake of its results; we value it in the act.
Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person’s money as his time.