Action Quotes

Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe - - The open sesame to every soul.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Anthony robbins - you see, in life, lots of people know what to do,...

Oswald mosley - great men of action... never mind on occasion...
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
Frustration is one of the greatest things in art; satisfaction is nothing.
Malcom Mclaren
A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions - - As attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, section 41

Everyone has a right to his own course of action.
Moliere
Mere sorrow, which weeps and sits still, is not repentance. Repentance is sorrow converted into action; into a movement toward a new and better life.
M. R. Vincent
Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
Socrates
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
Samuel Smiles
Pythagoras - in anger we should refrain both from speech and...
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Carl Jung
It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is simple patience.
Horace Bushnell
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.
Herman Melville
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
Study the situation thoroughly, go over in your imagination the various courses of action possible to you and the consequences which can and may follow from each course. Pick out the course which gives the most promise and go ahead.
Dr. Maxwell Maltz
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
Amy Lowell
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
John Locke
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
Henri Cartier - Bresson
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward in my actions and not from them.
Hugh Prathe
Through faith man experiences the meaning of the world; through action he is to give to it meaning.
Leo Braeck
An action will not be right unless the will be right for from thence is the action derived. Again, the will will not be right unless the disposition of the mind be right for from thence comes the will.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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
The Return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.
Francesco Guicciardini
Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.
Anais Nin
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
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
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook.
Joseph Conrad
The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
John Locke
Habits - The only reason they persist is that they are offering some satisfaction. You allow them to persist by not seeking any other, better form of satisfying the same needs. Every habit, good or bad, is acquired and learned in the same way - By finding that it is a means of satisfaction.
Juliene Berk
Actions lie louder than words.
Carolyn Wells
A vision without action is called a daydream; but then again, action without a vision is called a nightmare.
Jim Sorensen
The sinners sins against himself; the wrongdoer wrongs himself, becoming the worse by his own action.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book nine
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
John Locke
Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
Arnold Bennett
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
Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.
Eric Hoffe
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Napoleon Bonaparte