Action Quotes

Ralph waldo emerson - do not be too timid and squeamish about your...
Martin luther king, jr. - we will have to repent in this generation not...

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Anthony Robbins
Eugene e. brussell - a fanatic is one compelled to action by the need...
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
All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes.
Cicero

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
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
Sir, I say that justice is truth in action.
Benjamin Disraeli
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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
The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.
Edward W. Howe
Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
Socrates
We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Abigail Adams, letter to John Adams, 1774
Actions lie louder than words.
Carolyn Wells
Set your expectations high find men and women whose integrity and values you respect get their agreement on a course of action and give them your ultimate trust.
John Fellows Akers
The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so far as it disposes and eases his way to action by the greater trust that it procures him.
Plutarch
Frustration is one of the greatest things in art; satisfaction is nothing.
Malcom Mclaren
When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality.
Samuel Johnson
Dreams have as much influence as actions.
Stephane Mallarme
Watch your thoughts they become words. Watch your words they become actions. Watch your actions they become habits. Watch your habits they become character. Watch your character it becomes your destiny.
Patrick Overton
Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk we must act big.
Theodore Roosevelt
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
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
Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.
Karen Horney
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
When action grows unprofitable, gather information when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
Ursula K. LeGuin
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
Knowledge, if it does not determine action, is dead to us.
Plotinus
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.
Japanese Prove
In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
Louis D. Brandeis
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Kahlil Gibran
What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the preferably sudden satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.
Anais Nin
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Pythagoras
Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.
Jane Addams
A decision is the action an executive must take when he has information so incomplete that the answer does not suggest itself.
Arthur W. Radford
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