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Wise Quotes about Doing

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

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Thought Intention Happiness

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

 

The Master acts without doing, and everything gets done.
- Lao Tzu

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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Mindfulness means being awake.
It means being aware of what you are doing.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing,
when in effect he knows nothing.
- Carlos Castaneda

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

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

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
'What are you doing for others?'
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

Walking is Zen, sitting is Zen.
Then what will be the quality?
Watchfully alert, joyously unmotivated,
centered, loving, flowing, one walks.
And the walking is sauntering.
Loving, alert, watchful, one sits, unmotivated -
not sitting for anything in particular,
just enjoying how beautiful
just sitting doing nothing is,
how relaxing, how restful.
- Osho

To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

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

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes,
but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done,
even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse.
There lies freedom, indeed.
- Anonymous

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein (attributed)

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

The difference between what we do
and what we are capable of doing
would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

What are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you love what you are doing, you ARE a success.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.
- Benjamin Spock

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.
"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Lives based on having are less free
than lives based on doing or being.
- E.Y. Harburg

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong,
who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
- Bono

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.
- Rumi

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do;
the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
- Mary Wilson Little

Stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing -
because it's already blessed.
- Bono

The person who says it cannot be done
should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
- Chinese proverb

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden


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