Action Quotes

Jose antonio burciaga - to the nahuas, words were flowers, metaphors that...
Bhagavad gita - one who sees inaction in action, and action in...

The greatest potential for control the ends to exist at the point where action takes place.
Louis A. Allen
Stephane mallarme - dreams have as much influence as actions....
Solon used to say that speech was the image of actions... that laws were like cobwebs, - - For that if any trifling or powerless thing fell into them, they held it fast while if it were something weightier, it broke through them and was off.
Laertius Diogenes
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it till now. - - Comment made 10 April 1962 in reaction to news that U. S. Steel was raising prices by $6 per ton, right after the unions negotiated a modest new contract under pressure from JFK to keep inflation down.
John F. Kennedy, "A Thousand Days, " by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. [1965]
Action is only coarsened thought - Thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.
Henri Frdric Amiel
Love as Thought is Truth. Love as Action is Right Conduct. Love as Understanding is Peace. Love as Feeling is Non - Violence.
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
The ultimate most holy form of theory is action.
Nikos Kazantzakis
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
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Kahlil Gibran
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
All the means of action - The shapeless masses - The materials - Lie everywhere about us. What we need is the celestial fire to change the flint into the transparent crystal, bright and clear. That fire is genius.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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
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
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
When a man dwells on the objects of sense, he creates an attraction for them attraction develops into desire, and desire breeds anger.
Bhagavad Gita
Never confuse movement with action.
Ernest Hemingway
The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Andy Warhol
Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
I Ching
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tyron Edwards
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Aristotle
I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
Lord Tennyson
Every man ought to be supposed a knave, and to have no other end, in all his actions, but private interest. By this interest we must govern him, and by means of it, make him cooperate to public good, notwithstanding his unsatiable avarice and ambition.
Alexander Hamilton, P. 217 - A History of the American People by P. Johnson
Every law is an infraction of liberty.
Jeremy Bentham
Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Mother Theresa
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
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
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - - Great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Jim Rohn
The double law of attraction and radiation or of sympathy and antipathy, of fixedness and movement, which is the principle of Creation, and the perpetual cause of life.
Albert Pike
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Carl Gustav Jung
Happiness is possible only to a rational man, the man who desires nothing but rational goals, seeks nothing but rational values and finds his joy in nothing buy rational actions.
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it a charm.
Jean Paul Richte
If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.
Swami Sivanada
As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
Noam Chomsky, in a television interview
There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action.
Bertrand Russell
There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
One, a robot may not injure a human being, or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm; Two, a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; Three, a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
Isaac Asimov, Laws of Robotics from I. Robot, 1950
The good devout man first makes inner preparation for the actions he has later to perform. His outward actions do not draw him into lust and vice; rather it is he who bends them into the shape of reason and right judgement. Who has a stiffer battle to fight than the man who is striving to conquer himself.
Thomas a Kempis