Action Quotes

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
Alexander hamilton, p. 217 - a history of the american people by p. johnson - every man ought to be supposed a knave, and to...

Leonardo davinci - just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does...
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
Herbert Spence
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
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

Set your expectations high find men and women whose integrity and values you respect get their agreement on a course of action and give them your ultimate trust.
John Fellows Akers
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - - Great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Jim Rohn
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
The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.
Confucius
Lucius annaeus seneca - an action will not be right unless the will be...
Deliberation is the function of many, action is the function of one.
Charles De Gaulle
Great men of action... never mind on occasion being ridiculous in a sense it is part of their job, and at times they all are. A prophet or an achiever must never mind an occasional absurdity, it is an occupational risk.
Oswald Mosley
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Anthony Robbins
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
It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.
Antoine De Saint - Exupery
The superior man is modest in his speech, but excels in his actions.
Confucius
Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
George Washington
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tyron Edwards
At different stages in our lives, the signs of love may vary dependence, attraction, contentment, worry, loyalty, grief, but at heart the source is always the same. Human beings have the rare capacity to connect with each other, against all odds.
Michael Dorris
One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
Rita Mae Brown
Knowledge must come through action you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.
Sophocles
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Dale Carnegie
Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.
Jane Addams
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
So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
Immanuel Kant
One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men.
Bhagavad Gita
In this country men seem to live for action as long as they can and sink into apathy when they retire.
Charles Francis Adams, Sr.
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
We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
Frank Tibolt
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
Happiness is possible only to a rational man, the man who desires nothing but rational goals, seeks nothing but rational values and finds his joy in nothing buy rational actions.
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Failure is defined by our reaction to it.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine February 2001 issue
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 begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life.... Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.
Abigail Adams, letter to her sister, Mary Smith Cranch, 1784
We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
William Fullbright
Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.
Karen Horney
The good devout man first makes inner preparation for the actions he has later to perform. His outward actions do not draw him into lust and vice; rather it is he who bends them into the shape of reason and right judgement. Who has a stiffer battle to fight than the man who is striving to conquer himself.
Thomas a Kempis