Action Quotes

Fran lebowitz - if you are of the opinion that the contemplation...
The self is not something ready - Made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
John Dewey

Johann von goethe - nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action....
The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.
Edward W. Howe
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
An individual cannot know what he is till he has made himself real by action.
Unknown

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
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Carl Gustav Jung
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
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
Take time to deliberate but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
Andrew Old Hickory Jackson
As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.
Japanese Prove
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
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
Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Jawaharlal Nehru
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Tony Robbins
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
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
If our actions stem from honesty, kindness, caring, and vision, then no matter what the result of our efforts, we have added something of value to our souls and to the world.
Joan Boysenko, Pocketful of Miracles
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
Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.
Edward De Bono
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
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough You must take action.
Anthony Robbins
The soul is made for action, and cannot rest till it be employed. Idleness is its rust. Unless it will up and think and taste and see, all is in vain.
Thomas Traherne
Only actions give life strength only moderation gives it a charm.
Jean Paul Richte
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Everyone has a right to his own course of action.
Moliere
As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook.
Joseph Conrad
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - - Great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Jim Rohn
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
Henri Cartier - Bresson
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
I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
Lord Tennyson
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
The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions.
Unknown
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
John Locke
Never mistake motion for action.
Ernest Hemingway
We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
William Fullbright
The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
John Locke