Action Quotes

There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.
George Bernard Shaw
W. m. l. jay - though a good motive cannot sanction a bad...

Charlotte bronte, jane eyre, 1847 - it is in vain to say human beings ought to be...
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - - Great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Jim Rohn
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
Successful leaders have the courage to take action where others hesitate.
Author Unknown

The perfect man of action, is the suicide.
William Carlos Williams
Knowledge, if it does not determine action, is dead to us.
Plotinus
People don? t want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.
Chuck Palahniuk
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.
Alfred A. Montapert
John fellows akers - set your expectations high find men and women...
We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
John Dewey
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
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
When we create something, we always create it first in a thought form. If we are basically positive in attitude, expecting and envisioning pleasure, satisfaction and happiness, we will attract and create people, situations, and events which conform to our positive expectations.
Shakti Gawain
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, nothing else.
Andre Malraux
Every law is an infraction of liberty.
Jeremy Bentham
Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
Socrates
Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt
By these things examine thyself. By whose rules am I acting; in whose name; in whose strength; in whose glory? What faith, humility, self - Denial, and love of God and to man have there been in all my actions?
Jackie Mason
In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
Louis D. Brandeis
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
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
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
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Japanese Prove
Nothing to me is more distasteful than that entire complacency and satisfaction which beam in the countenances of a newly married couple.
Charles Lam
Man supposes that he directs his life and governs his actions, when his existence is irretrievably under the control of destiny.
Johann von Goethe
Any movement in history which attempts to perpetuate itself, becomes reactionary.
Marshal Tito
I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.
Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness, 1952
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
Confucius
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
Aristotle
We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
Frank Tibolt
When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. They rented out my room.
Woody Allen
Take time to deliberate but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
Andrew Old Hickory Jackson
As one acts and conducts himself, so does he become. The doer of good becomes good. The doer of evil becomes evil. One becomes virtuous by virtuous action, bad by bad action.
Maitri Upanishads
We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Abigail Adams, letter to John Adams, 1774
I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
Camille Paglia
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
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)