Action Quotes

Jeremy bentham - every law is an infraction of liberty....
The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
John Locke

George washington - government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it...
The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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

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
Job dissatisfaction is the number one factor in whether you survive your first heart attack.
Anthony Robbins
Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.
Herbert Hoove
The greatest potential for control the ends to exist at the point where action takes place.
Louis A. Allen
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
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
By taking this action, I hope that I will have hastened the start of the healing.
Richard Milhous Nixon
We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
William Fullbright
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
Henri Cartier - Bresson
I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.
Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness, 1952
Dreams have as much influence as actions.
Stephane Mallarme
The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.
Edward W. Howe
Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention.
Sharon Salzberg, O Magazine, The Power of Intention, January 2004
The most decisive actions of our life - - I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future - - Are, more often than not, unconsidered.
Andre Gide
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 da Vinci
If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.
Fran Lebowitz
Take time to deliberate but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
Andrew Old Hickory Jackson
So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
Immanuel Kant
While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.
Stephen Covey
Frustration is one of the greatest things in art; satisfaction is nothing.
Malcom Mclaren
Only actions give life strength only moderation gives it a charm.
Jean Paul Richte
We have too many high - Sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Abigail Adams
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Frank Herbert
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
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
Confucius
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
Nothing to me is more distasteful than that entire complacency and satisfaction which beam in the countenances of a newly married couple.
Charles Lam
Successful men are defined by thier actions; Unsuccessful men are defined by actions not taken.
Tom Rose
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
There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long - Range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
John F. Kennedy
A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction.
Leo Tolstoy
We Americans know - Although others appear to forget - The risk of spreading conflict. We still seek no wider war. On ordering retaliatory action against North Vietnam.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted the indifference of those who should have known better the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
Haile Selassie