National Action Network, the group I founded, has affiliates or chapters in over 40 cities around the country.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
But though cognition is not an element of mental action, nor even in any real sense of the word an aspect of it, the distinction of cognition and conation has if properly defined a definite value.
For the moment and for some time great events have been denied me, forward action not come my way.
Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Inspiring music may fill the soul with heavenly thoughts, move one to righteous action, or speak peace to the soul.
Personal success or personal satisfaction are not worth another thought if one does achieve them, or worth worrying about if they evade one or are slow in coming. All that is really worth while is action – faithful action, for the world, and in God.
We are not sent into this world mainly to enjoy the loveliness therein, nor to sit us down in passive ease; no, we were sent here for action. The soul that seeks to do the will of God with a pure heart, fervently, does not yield to the lethargy of ease.
I was never able to convince myself that there was a cost-free alternative course, as from 1961, or that any of the different strategies since proposed, especially those involving stronger military action, would have made sense.