Action Quotes

Bhagavad gita - action is the product of the qualities inherent...
The secret of the magic of life consists in using action in order to attain non - Action. One must not wish to leap over everything and penetrate directly.
Lu Yen

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.
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
Bhagavad gita - one who sees inaction in action, and action in...
Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.
Leonardo DaVinci

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
John Dewey
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
If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying. Handwritten statement found in her residence.
Indira Nehru Gandhi
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
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
William shakespeare - action is eloquence....
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
It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thoughts or action we should remember our dying and try so to live, that our death brings no pleasure on the world.
John Steinbeck
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 exceeds in his actions.
Confucius
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Through this I know the advantage of taking no action.
Lao Tzu
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
Become aware of internal, subjective subverbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc., with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hither unconscious and uncontrollable processes.
Abraham Harold Maslow
The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Their element is to attack, to track, to hunt, and to destroy the enemy. Only in this way can the eager and skillful fighter pilot display his ability. Tie him to a narrow and confined task, rob him of his initiative, and you take away from him the best and most valuable qualities he posses: aggressive spirit, joy of action, and the passion of the hunter.
LtGen Adolf Galland, Luftwaffe
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
A fanatic is one compelled to action by the need to find a strong meaning in life. The fanatic determines for himself what role he is to play in life, and his intense devotion to a cause is the means.
Eugene E. Brussell
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
Deliberation is the function of many, action is the function of one.
Charles De Gaulle
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
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
James Russell Lowell
Never mistake motion for action.
Ernest Hemingway
Take time to deliberate but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
Andrew Old Hickory Jackson
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
He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.
Victor Hugo
Any religion... is for ever in danger of petrifaction into mere ritual and habit, though ritual and habit be essential to religion.
T. S. Eliot
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Aristotle
We cannot think first and act afterward. From the moment of birth we are immersed in action, and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought.
Alfred North Whitehead
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Napoleon Bonaparte
The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
The perfect man of action, is the suicide.
William Carlos Williams
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tyron Edwards
To the Nahuas, words were flowers, metaphors that gave birth to thoughts and actions.
Jose Antonio Burciaga