Action Quotes

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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
Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several - - From foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy.
Jean de la Bruyere
A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear - Sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerality of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action.
Vaclav Havel
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

History balances the frustration of how far we have to go with the satisfaction of how far we have come. It teaches us tolerance for the human shortcomings and imperfections which are not uniquely of our generation, but of all time.
Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Herman melville - we cannot live only for ourselves. a thousand...
The self is not something ready - Made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
John Dewey
Setting an example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.
William Faulkne
A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions - - As attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, section 41
Knowledge must come through action you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.
Sophocles
Ludwig von Beethoven had never mastered the elements of arithmetic beyond addition and subtraction. A thirteen - Year - Old boy whom he had befriended tried unsuccessfully to teach him simple multiplication and division.
Jan Ehrenwald.
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
Iron rusts from disuse water loses its purity from stagnation and in cold weather becomes frozen even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.
Leonardo DaVinci
Actions have consequences... first rule of life. And the second rule is this - You are the only one responsible for your own actions.
Holly Lisle, Fire In The Mist, 1992
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
G. M. Trevelyan
Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun, some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss.
Dwight D Eisenhowe
Man supposes that he directs his life and governs his actions, when his existence is irretrievably under the control of destiny.
Johann von Goethe
His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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
We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
William Fullbright
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Frank Herbert
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
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
Action is the antidote to despair.
Joan Baez
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
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
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
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward in my actions and not from them.
Hugh Prathe
Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
Socrates
Violence or the threat of violence must never be permitted to influence the actions or judgments of the university community. Once it does, the community, almost by definition, ceases to be a university. It is for this reason that from time immemorial expulsion has been the primary instrument of university discipline.
Richard Milhous Nixon
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
I never add up. I only subtract from the total dying...... It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.
Mother Theresa
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 consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action. There is no fixed teaching. All I can provide is an appropriate medicine for a particular ailment.
Bruce Lee, Quotation from the book: (The Art of Jeet Kune Do) by Bruce Lee
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
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
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