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Action Quotes To Inspire You

I have thought too much to stoop to action.

Adam De L’Isle

Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold — but so does a hard-boiled egg.


The path to success is to take massive, determined action.

Anthony Robbins

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

Action may not always bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.

Bhagavad Gita

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Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them


Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.

Carl Weick

We are born to action and whatever is capable of suggesting and guiding action has power over us from the first.

Charles Horton Cooley

The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.

Colin Powell

A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.

E. M. Cioran

Confusing the words wish, faith and pray with each other usually just results in a minor grammatical faux pas, but when any of these words, especially hope, is confused with action, the results are much more devastating.

Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist adjusts the sails.

Edward Young

Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The beginning is the half of every action.

Greek Proverb

Action without a name, a ‘who’ attached to it, is meaningless.

Hannah Arendt

Character isn’t inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind, they become self-forged chains.

Helen Gahagan Douglas

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.

Henri Bergson

Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body – the producers and consumers themselves.

Herbert Hoover

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

Justice is the truth in action.

Jeseph Joubert

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.

Joel Barker

Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.

Johann von Goethe

Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of illusions.

Joseph Conrad

Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.

Karen Horney

His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.

Lois McMaster Bujold

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

An action will not be right unless the will be right for from thence is the action derived. Again, the will will not be right unless the disposition of the mind be right for from thence comes the will.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Ideas are powerful things, requiring not a studious contemplation but an action, even if it is only an inner action.

Midge Dector

The ultimate most holy form of theory is action.

Nikos Kazantzakis

As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

One night I asked a cabbie to take me where the action is, he took me to my house.

Rodney Dangerfield

Enthusiasm…the sustaining power of all great action.

Samuel Smiles

Knowledge must come through action you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial.


Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.

Thomas Carlyle

An individual cannot know what he is till he has made himself real by action.


A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear-sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerality of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action.

Vaclav Havel

You need more fact in the dangerous art of giving presents than in any other social action.

William Bolitho

Do you want to know who you are Don’t ask. Act Action will delineate and define you.

Witold Gombrowicz

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