Action Quotes

To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. The key is action.
Michael Hanson
Andre gide - the most decisive actions of our life - - i mean...

Frank tibolt - we should be taught not to wait for inspiration...
Frustration is one of the greatest things in art; satisfaction is nothing.
Malcom Mclaren
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
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

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.
Johann von Goethe
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
Ralph waldo emerson - thought is the seed of action....
If our actions stem from honesty, kindness, caring, and vision, then no matter what the result of our efforts, we have added something of value to our souls and to the world.
Joan Boysenko, Pocketful of Miracles
Sometimes we do a thing in order to find out the reason for it. Sometimes our actions are questions not answers.
John Le Carre, Magnus Pym in "A Perfect Spy".
Knowledge must come through action you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.
Sophocles
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
Setting an example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.
William Faulkne
There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action.
Bertrand Russell
I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
Lord Tennyson
Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.
Japanese Prove
Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Holidays are an expensive trial of strength. The only satisfaction comes from survival.
Jonathan Mille
Failure is defined by our reaction to it.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine February 2001 issue
It is an odd thing, but everyone who disappears is said to be seen at San Francisco. It must be a delightful city, and possess all the attractions of the next world.
Oscar Wilde
Nothing to me is more distasteful than that entire complacency and satisfaction which beam in the countenances of a newly married couple.
Charles Lam
We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
William Fullbright
The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so far as it disposes and eases his way to action by the greater trust that it procures him.
Plutarch
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Justice is the truth in action.
Jeseph Joubert
A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange... Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.
Aristotle, Politics
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 highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims: Quotation and Originality, 1876
As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted.
Ralph W. Sockman
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
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
Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.
Bhagavad Gita
The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Andy Warhol
Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention.
Sharon Salzberg, O Magazine, The Power of Intention, January 2004
A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear - Sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerality of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action.
Vaclav Havel