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Wise Quotes about Action

May you find great value in these Action quotes and sayings.

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

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

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

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

 

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Action expresses priorities.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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.

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

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

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

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

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be an Observer of Life.
Gaining wisdom from carefully observing life
is not a substitute for action -
it is a prerequisite for informed action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

There are risks and costs to action.
But they are far less than the long range
risks of comfortable inaction.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

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

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

The grass is not always greener
on the other side of the fence.
Fences have nothing to do with it.
The grass is greenest where it is watered.
When crossing over fences, carry water with you
and tend the grass wherever you may be.
- Anonymous

The Tao abides in non-action,
Yet nothing is left undone.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

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

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

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

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

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

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
- Tony Robbins

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

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

Take Action - Now.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Set Goals - Take Action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

We who engage in nonviolent direct action
are not the creators of tension.
We merely bring to the surface
the hidden tension that is already alive.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Courage is not always about action,
and it doesn't always involve danger,
but courage is always doing what is right.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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


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