Action Quotes

Thought is the blossom language the bud action the fruit behind it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
George Washington
If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.
Swami Sivanada
What should move us to action is human dignity: the inalienable dignity of the oppressed, but also the dignity of each of us. We lose dignity if we tolerate the intolerable.
Dominique de Menil

Iron rusts from disuse water loses its purity from stagnation and in cold weather becomes frozen even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.
Leonardo DaVinci
It is the action of an uninstructed person to reproach others for his own misfortune; of one entering instruction, to reproach himself; and one perfectly instructed, to reproach neither others nor himself.
Epictetus, Enchiridion
The beginning is the half of every action.
Greek Prove
The ultimate most holy form of theory is action.
Nikos Kazantzakis
Victor hugo - he who every morning plans the transaction of the...
Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
Thomas Carlyle
Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
Claude A. Helvetius
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
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
G. M. Trevelyan
What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the preferably sudden satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.
Demosthenes
However gradual the course of history, there must always be the day, even an hour and minute, when some significant action is performed for the first or last time.
Peter Quennell
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
Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action.
Johann von Goethe
The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Through this I know the advantage of taking no action.
Lao - Tzu, The Way of Lao - Tzu
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
Friedrich Engels
The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.
Edward W. Howe
Most people hew the battlements of life from compromise, erecting their impregnable keeps from judicious submissions, fabricating their philosophical drawbridges from emotional retractions and scalding marauders in the boiling oil of sour grapes.
Zelda
It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is simple patience.
Horace Bushnell
If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying. Handwritten statement found in her residence.
Indira Nehru Gandhi
The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.
Aristotle, Nicomachen Ethics (4th c. BC)
Deliberation is the function of many, action is the function of one.
Charles De Gaulle
I love the United States, but I see here everything is measured by success, by how much money it makes, not the satisfaction to the individual.
John Fellows Akers
The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.
Thomas Aquinas
Though a good motive cannot sanction a bad action, a bad motive will always vitiate a good action. In common and trivial matters we may act without motives, but in momentous ones the most careful deliberation is wisdom.
W. M. L. Jay
Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
Learned Hand
Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk we must act big.
Theodore Roosevelt
Frustration is one of the greatest things in art; satisfaction is nothing.
Malcom Mclaren
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold - - But so does a hard - Boiled egg.
Unknown
We cannot think first and act afterward. From the moment of birth we are immersed in action, and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought.
Alfred North Whitehead
Any business arrangement that is not profitable to the other person will in the end prove unprofitable for you. The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.
B. C. Forbes