In society there is a great deal of attention and focus applied to great thinkers.
We can look at the examples of the great philosophers, such as Voltaire, Rousseau,
Locke, and Spinoza. However, at the end of the day, our thoughts must prompt some
type of action that will translate these good thoughts into good deeds.
Dr. Robert Schuller put it well when he said, “You’ll never get ahead until you start
advancing.” I believe in the merits of developing strong, noble, and powerful ideas —
but I even more strongly exhort these great thinkers to also become great doers. The great
thoughts are the cause, and the great works are the effect. Go out and do both with great
“Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind
exists in torture.” – Benedetto Croce