Action Quotes

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Unknown - remember, people will judge you by your actions,...

Aristotle, politics - a state is not a mere society, having a common...
We are born to action and whatever is capable of suggesting and guiding action has power over us from the first.
Charles Horton Cooley
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Immanuel Kant, FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF THE METAPHYSICS OF ETHICS
It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is simple patience.
Horace Bushnell

The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions.
Unknown
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Solon used to say that speech was the image of actions... that laws were like cobwebs, - - For that if any trifling or powerless thing fell into them, they held it fast while if it were something weightier, it broke through them and was off.
Laertius Diogenes
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
Lord tennyson - i must lose myself in action, lest i wither in...
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
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Aristotle
If a man has talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded and has a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.
Thomas Wolfe
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
When a man comes to die, no matter what his talents and influence, and genius, if he dies unloved his life must be a failure to him and dying a cold horror. It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.
John Steinbeck, East of Eden
Their element is to attack, to track, to hunt, and to destroy the enemy. Only in this way can the eager and skillful fighter pilot display his ability. Tie him to a narrow and confined task, rob him of his initiative, and you take away from him the best and most valuable qualities he posses: aggressive spirit, joy of action, and the passion of the hunter.
LtGen Adolf Galland, Luftwaffe
We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
John Dewey
As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
The first glance at History convinces us that the actions of men proceed from their needs, their passions, their characters and talents and impresses us with the belief that such needs, passions and interests are the sole spring of actions.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Abigail Adams, letter to John Adams, 1774
A vision without action is called a daydream; but then again, action without a vision is called a nightmare.
Jim Sorensen
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
Martha Graham
Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things First, a dissatisfaction with self - A felt void or need second, a decision to change - To fill the void or need and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change - The willful act of making the change Doing Something.
Dr.
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
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
Watch your thoughts they become words. Watch your words they become actions. Watch your actions they become habits. Watch your habits they become character. Watch your character it becomes your destiny.
Patrick Overton
There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
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
Everyone has a right to his own course of action.
Moliere
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there id only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
Martha Graham
When a man dwells on the objects of sense, he creates an attraction for them attraction develops into desire, and desire breeds anger.
Bhagavad Gita
A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
Rita Mae Brown
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - - Great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Jim Rohn
To manage a system effectively, you might focus on the interactions of the parts rather than their behavior taken separately.
Russell L. Ackoff
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
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
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.
Sir Winston Churchill, Radio speech, 1939
The perfect man of action, is the suicide.
William Carlos Williams
Liberty is to faction, what air is to fire, an ailment without which it instantly expires. But it could not be a less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency.
James Madison, Federalist 10