Action Quotes

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
James Russell Lowell
Samuel taylor coleridge - talent, lying in the understanding, is often...

Frank tibolt - we should be taught not to wait for inspiration...
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
Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.
Jane Addams
Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention.
Sharon Salzberg, O Magazine, The Power of Intention, January 2004

So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
Immanuel Kant
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Jung
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our own form of right action is.
Phillips Brooks
Henri frdric amiel - action is only coarsened thought - thought...
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
The undertaking of a new action brings new strength.
Evenius
One attraction of Latin is that you can immerse yourself in the poems of Horace and Catullus without fretting over how to say, Have a nice day.
Peter Brodie
My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope.
Herbert Hoove
A lively, disinterested, persistent looking for truth is extraordinarily rare. Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not to be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism or doubt.
Henri Frdric Amiel
When action grows unprofitable, gather information when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
Ursula K. LeGuin
Think and feel yourself there! To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end - Result. Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the desired goal into view.
Grace Speare
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 people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Frank Herbert
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
G. M. Trevelyan
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
It is a poor wit who lives by borrowing the words, decisions, inventions and actions of others.
Johann Kaspar Lavate
Any movement in history which attempts to perpetuate itself, becomes reactionary.
Marshal Tito
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
We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
John Dewey
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
Successful leaders have the courage to take action where others hesitate.
Author Unknown
If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.
Fran Lebowitz
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
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
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
How frequently are the honesty and integrity of a man disposed of by a smile or a shrug. How many good and generous actions have been sunk into oblivion by a distrustful look, or stamped with the imputation of bad motives, by a mysterious and seasonable whisper!
Sterne
The action of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
John Locke
Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.
John Andrew Holmes, "Wisdom in Small Doses".
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, nothing else.
Andre Malraux
Thought is the seed of action.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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