An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. – Friedrich Engels — This quote has been under some scrutiny as the it is credited to a number of sources including Ralph Emerson and an old proverb suggested by Ben Franklin.
Either way, that’s not the point… One action can prove and disprove so much more than constant ideas. You gain much more knowledge and wisdom from doing rather than thinking. It is always good to think through and plan a course of action, but you should not be continually thinking.
Also, some cool related quotes:
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching” Mahatma Ghandi (1869-1948)
“An ounce of performance is worth more than a pound of preachment” Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)
“An ounce of wit is worth a pound of argument” Sydney Smith (1771-1845)