Action Quotes And Sayings


Action Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of action quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“Never do today what you can do tomorrow. Something may occur to make you regret your premature action.”
– Aaron Burr

“What I would say to the young men and women who are beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty, not like going to the zoo but to take action, to open their hearts and their consciences.”
– Abbe Pierre

“Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.”
– Abu Bakr

“When deeds speak, words are nothing.”
– African Proverb

“Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.”
Albert Einstein

Trust only movement.  Life happens at the level of events, not of words.  Trust movement.”
– Alfred Adler

“Men expect too much, do too little.” 
– Allen Tate

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

“As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say.  I just watch what they do.” 
– Andrew Carnegie

“The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“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

“He who has made a thousand things and he who has made none, both feel the same desire:  to make something.” 
– Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

“A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.” 
– Arabian Proverb

“A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.”

“Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.”
– Aristotle

“An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.”
– Arnold H. Glasow

“In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.”
– Arthur Schopenhauer

“What ought to have been done, and what shall be done, often stifle doing between them.” 
– Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

“Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.” 
– Baltasar Gracián, translated from Spanish

“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“I say that justice is truth in action.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“Well done is better than well said.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“He that waits upon fortune is never sure of a dinner.” 
– Benjamin Franklin

“Note to self: finding a cool quote and writing it in your journal is not a substitute for Getting. It. Done.” 
– Betsy Cañas Garmon,

“A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.”
– Bo Bennett

“All know the way; few actually walk it.” 
– Bodhidharma

“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right “now, right down here on Earth.”
– Bradley Whitford

“Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.”
– Bruce Barton

“To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.”
– Bruce Lee

“Fanatic is often the name given to people of action by people who are lazy.”
– Bryant H. McGill

“We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.” 
– Calvin Coolidge

“If ifs were gifts, every day would be Christmas.” 
– Charles Barkley

“Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.”
– Charles de Gaulle

“Deliberation is a function of the many; action is the function of one.” 
– Charles de Gaulle, War Memoirs, 1960

“Talk doesn’t cook rice.” 
Chinese Proverb

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