Action Quotes

Kabbalah - rhythm is the basis of life, not steady forward...
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Carl Jung

One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men.
Bhagavad Gita
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
Martin luther king, jr. - we will have to repent in this generation not...
Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
Learned Hand

It is a poor wit who lives by borrowing the words, decisions, inventions and actions of others.
Johann Kaspar Lavate
Never confuse movement with action.
Ernest Hemingway
All reactionaries are paper tigers.
Mao Zedong
Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed.
Amanda Cross
Sir, I say that justice is truth in action.
Benjamin Disraeli
Sharon salzberg, o magazine, the power of intention, january 2004 - each decision we make, each action we take, is...
The anatomical juxtaposition of 2 orbicularis oris muscles in a state of contraction.
Dr. Henry Gibbons
Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt
Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
Claude A. Helvetius
In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
Louis D. Brandeis
We must dare to think unthinkable thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of dissent. We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
James W. Fulbright, March 27, 1964
We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.
Isaac Bashevis Singer, New York Times Magazine, Nov. 26, 1978
The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions.
Through faith man experiences the meaning of the world through action he is to give to it meaning.
Leo Braeck
Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.
Bergen Evans
The wicked can have only accomplices, the voluptuous have companions in debauchery, self - Seekers have associates, the politic assemble the factions, the typical idler has connections, princes have courtiers. Only the virtuous have friends.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
When a man comes to die, no matter what his talents and influence, and genius, if he dies unloved his life must be a failure to him and dying a cold horror. It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.
John Steinbeck, East of Eden
The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli
Ideas are powerful things, requiring not a studious contemplation but an action, even if it is only an inner action.
Midge Decto
Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man - Made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.
Nelson Mandela
Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli
We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
William Fullbright
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
We should often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood our motives.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god!
William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 2 scene 2
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
Rita Mae Brown
Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
Harold Geneen, Chairman, ITT Corp.
Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action.
Johann von Goethe
My fellow Americans, I must speak to you tonight about a mounting danger in Central America that threatens the security of the United States. This danger will not go away it will grow worse, much worse, if we fail to take action now.
Ronald Reagan
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Take time to deliberate but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
Andrew Old Hickory Jackson
Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
Anne Frank