Action Quotes

Hannah arendt - forgiveness is the key to action and freedom....
Joseph conrad - action is consolatory. it is the enemy of thought...

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
Elizabeth cady stanton - love is the vital essence that pervades and...
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
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.
Aristotle, Nicomachen Ethics (4th c. BC)

Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
Claude A. Helvetius
Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.
Mahatma Gandhi
Action is only coarsened thought - Thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.
Henri Frdric Amiel
Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.
Sophocles, Trachiniae
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
Habits - The only reason they persist is that they are offering some satisfaction. You allow them to persist by not seeking any other, better form of satisfying the same needs. Every habit, good or bad, is acquired and learned in the same way - By finding that it is a means of satisfaction.
Juliene Berk
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 ultimate most holy form of theory is action.
Nikos Kazantzakis
Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man - Made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.
Nelson Mandela
Thought is the seed of action.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
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
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
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Failure is defined by our reaction to it.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine February 2001 issue
Many people weigh the guilt they will feel against the pleasure of the forbidden action they want to take.
Peter McWilliams, Life 101
The perfection preached in the Gospels never yet built up an empire. Every man of action has a strong dose of egotism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be forgiven him, indeed, they will be regarded as high qualities, if he can make of them the means to achieve great ends.
Charles de Gaulle
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Dale Carnegie
All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.
Demosthenes
What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured.
Prophet Mohammad
Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted.
Ralph W. Sockman
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
Actions lie louder than words.
Carolyn Wells
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
In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
Louis D. Brandeis
There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.
G. B. Shaw
A good name, like good will, is attained by many actions and may be lost by one.
Author Unknown
To the Nahuas, words were flowers, metaphors that gave birth to thoughts and actions.
Jose Antonio Burciaga
Thinking, understanding, reasoning, willing, call not these Soul They are its actions, but they are not its essence.
Akhenaton
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
Deliberation is the function of many, action is the function of one.
Charles De Gaulle
Study the situation thoroughly, go over in your imagination the various courses of action possible to you and the consequences which can and may follow from each course. Pick out the course which gives the most promise and go ahead.
Dr. Maxwell Maltz
The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.
Confucius
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill