Oath recited by HE President of India APJ Abdul Kalam, to school students:
As a young citizen of India
Armed with technology and knowledge
And love for the nation
I realize that small aim is a crime
I will work and sweat for a great vision
A vision of transforming India
Into a developed nation
Powered by economic strength and value system.
Great leaders dont need to act tough. Their confidence and humility serve to underscore their toughness. - Simon Sinek
“It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them.” - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965); British statesman, prime minister, author, Nobel Prize winner
“Its seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. Its seeing what other people dont see, and pursuing that vision no matter who tells you not to.” -
Howard Schultz (born 1953); businessman, entrepreneur
"When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better." - Pauline R. Kezer
In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took. - Frasier Krane
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful;
Perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all. - Norman Vincent Peale
You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone, which can become a watered-down, occasional hope that youll get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless. - Caroline Myss
Norman Vincent Peale:
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
Action includes not only physical but also mental actions, conscious and subconscious. Action is, in short everything we think and do.
Art of Action - Wilfred A. Peterson
All progress flows from mans mind in action
Religions, philosophies, formulas, projects, blueprints, programs, plans â€¦ all of them are inert until action infuses them with power.
The greatest truths of God and the mightiest ideas of man remain static and unfruitful when imprisoned in books and chained to pages of paper.
Action releases truth so it can inspire and regenerate; Action releases ideas so they can bless and benefit.
Your own dreams, hopes, aims, purposes mark time until you start them marching.
The work to be done, the goal you seek will only be achieved when you get off the dead center and make a start. Goethe gave us the magic key: "Only begin and then the mind grows heated / Only begin and the task will be completed" .
Your ideas and ideals become dynamic when you do something about them, when you express them in every day action.
Your dreams come true when you act to turn them into realities.
"Art", said Tolstoy, is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen.
Action sculptures your life; action sculptures the world. You practice the art of action when you act to bring the good into visibility.
Peter Drucker (Writer, Teacher and Consultant):
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.