Action Quotes

Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.
Herbert Hoove
Johann von goethe - man supposes that he directs his life and governs...

Lucius annaeus seneca - an action will not be right unless the will be...
Every man ought to be supposed a knave, and to have no other end, in all his actions, but private interest. By this interest we must govern him, and by means of it, make him cooperate to public good, notwithstanding his unsatiable avarice and ambition.
Alexander Hamilton, P. 217 - A History of the American People by P. Johnson
The real satisfaction which praise can afford, is when what is repeated aloud agrees with the whispers of conscience, by showing us that we have not endeavored to deserve well in vain.
Johnson
A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
Jawaharlal Nehru

One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
Rita Mae Brown
If you think about it seriously, all the questions about the soul and the immortality of the soul and paradise and hell are at bottom only a way of seeing this very simple fact that every action of ours is passed on to others according to its value, of good or evil, it passes from father to son, from one generation to the next, in a perpetual movement.
Antonio Gramsci
We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice.
Friedrich August von Hayek
Eduaction is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde
Maxwell maltz, communication bulletin for managers & supervisors, june 2004 - we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life...
The curse of me & my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.
Ezra Loomis Pound
Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.
Carl Weick
The wicked can have only accomplices, the voluptuous have companions in debauchery, self - Seekers have associates, the politic assemble the factions, the typical idler has connections, princes have courtiers. Only the virtuous have friends.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Action: the last resource of those who know not how to dream.
Oscar Wilde
Successful men are defined by thier actions; Unsuccessful men are defined by actions not taken.
Tom Rose
Alas! While the speculative honourable professor explains the entire existence has he in distraction forgotten his own name, that he is a man, purely and simply a man, not a fantastic 3 8 of a paragraph.
S? ren Kierkegaard, Asluttende uvidenskabeligt Efterskrift
The good devout man first makes inner preparation for the actions he has later to perform. His outward actions do not draw him into lust and vice; rather it is he who bends them into the shape of reason and right judgement. Who has a stiffer battle to fight than the man who is striving to conquer himself.
Thomas a Kempis
Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.
Karen Horney
There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long - Range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
John F. Kennedy
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Tony Robbins
All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes.
Cicero
The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Andy Warhol
The double law of attraction and radiation or of sympathy and antipathy, of fixedness and movement, which is the principle of Creation, and the perpetual cause of life.
Albert Pike
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough You must take action.
Anthony Robbins
The superior man is modest in his speech, but excels in his actions.
Confucius
Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to enduring fact of mystery.
Henry Mille
Frustration is one of the greatest things in art; satisfaction is nothing.
Malcom Mclaren
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Japanese Prove
Knowledge, if it does not determine action, is dead to us.
Plotinus
It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre, 1847
There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
John Dewey
Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
Thomas Carlyle
The perfection preached in the Gospels never yet built up an empire. Every man of action has a strong dose of egotism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be forgiven him, indeed, they will be regarded as high qualities, if he can make of them the means to achieve great ends.
Charles de Gaulle
Action is only coarsened thought - Thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.
Henri Frdric Amiel
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Between eigtheen and twenty, life is like an exchange where one buys stocks, not with money, but with actions. Most men buy nothing.
Andre Malraux
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - In firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Seneca
The self is not something ready - Made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
John Dewey