Action Quotes

Only actions give life strength only moderation gives it charm.
Jean Paul Friedrich Richte
Kabbalah - rhythm is the basis of life, not steady forward...

Michel eyquem de montaigne - it is a sign of contraction of the mind when it...
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
Henri Cartier - Bresson
Thought is the seed of action.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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

Life is action and passion therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.
Jane Addams
Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.
John Andrew Holmes, "Wisdom in Small Doses".
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli
Ltgen adolf galland, luftwaffe - their element is to attack, to track, to hunt,...
Iron rusts from disue; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks
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 real satisfaction which praise can afford, is when what is repeated aloud agrees with the whispers of conscience, by showing us that we have not endeavored to deserve well in vain.
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
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
Strong reasons make strong actions.
William Shakespeare
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
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
Men are not made religious by performing certain actions which are externally good, but they must first have righteous principles, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.
Martin Luthe
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
Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.
Sophocles, Trachiniae
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
Eduaction is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde
Failure is defined by our reaction to it.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine February 2001 issue
Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
I Ching
Every law is an infraction of liberty.
Jeremy Bentham
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - In firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Seneca
Words divide us, actions unite us.
Slogan of the Tupamaros
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
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
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tyron Edwards
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
We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Abigail Adams, letter to John Adams, 1774
Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
Anne Frank
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
I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
Lord Tennyson
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
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - The little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
Robert Louis Stevenson