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Action Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Action

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu (Chinese Proverb)

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Live-By Perseverance

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
- Thomas Henry Huxley

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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In the arena of human life,
the honors and rewards fall to those
who show their good qualities in action.
- Aristotle

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

 

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is not something ready made.
It comes from your own actions.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action
Inspired by Powerful Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If it's Right, stand up for it - together.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.
- John F. Kennedy

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
- Amelia Earhart

If you want to do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Choice,
Vision, Action, Celebration, Unity -
The Values of an Inspired Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

Dreams pass into the reality of action.
From the actions stems the dream again;
and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
- Anais Nin

There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

IF it is to be, it is up to me.
- Anonymous

I will act as if what I do makes a difference.
- William James

Stay in the moment and all gifts are added
as you breathe and take inspired action.
- Joe Vitale

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

Having set a direction, begin - begin today.
Take action - take action every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable
to the terror of indecision.
- Maimonides

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

Guilt is only another way of avoiding informed action.
- Audre Lorde

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow is a dream.
Today - each today - is where the action is
where all of life occurs.
Today IS your life - your only life.
Life today to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold
is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Compassion is the ultimate value in life.
Service is the ultimate action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ancestor of every action is a thought.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
- Henry David Thoreau

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
- Malcolm X

Curiosity keeps one young - in thought and in action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Action expresses priorities.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can have anything you want -
if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be,
do anything you set out to accomplish
if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
- Carl Jung

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
- Winston Churchill

I don't believe that imagining is enough.
- Bono

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity.
The fears are paper tigers.
You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life;
and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
- Amelia Earhart

Take Action - Now.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

CHOOSE your future, and take ACTION -
be the hammer, not the nail.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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