212 Action Quotes to Help You Take Massive Action

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The Most Famous Action Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Action is character. — Unknown

Ultimately, we are moved to action only by emotion. That’s because action is emotion. — Mark Manson

When Demosthenes was asked what were the three most important aspects of oratory, he answered, Action, Action, Action. — Plutarch

Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature. — Bishop Robert South

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

Action can cure fear and hesitation and doubt. — Lewis Howes

Action is always seen as the bottom rung of thespian endeavour, that's just the way it is. — Sylvester Stallone

All human happiness and misery take the form of action. — Aristotle

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. — Dale Carnegie

Without action, the best intentions in the world are nothing more than that: intentions. — Jordan Belfort

Short Action Quotes

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  • Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought. — Kwame Nkrumah
  • Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. — Mother Teresa
  • The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. — Confucius
  • Right action is better than knowledge; but in order to do what is right, we must know what is right. — Charlemagne
  • The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it. — Abraham Lincoln
  • I don't do great things. I do small things with great love. — Mother Teresa
  • It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and a plan of action. — Fidel Castro
  • Every action has an equal and opposite reaction — Isaac Newton
  • The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood. — Voltaire
  • Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak. — Anthony of Padua

Top 10 Action Quotes

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You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results. — Mahatma Gandhi

Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought. — Kwame Nkrumah

We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. — Ronald Reagan

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. — Mother Teresa

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The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. — Confucius

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams

A child’s greatest achievements are possible in play, achievements that tomorrow will become her basic level of real action. — Lev S. Vygotsky

Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit. — Lao Tzu

Right action is better than knowledge; but in order to do what is right, we must know what is right. — Charlemagne

The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it. — Abraham Lincoln

Action Image Quotes

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Action quote by Confucius

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. — Confucius

Action quote by Fidel Castro

It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and a plan of action. — Fidel Castro

Action quote by Anthony of Padua

Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak. — Anthony of Padua

Action quote by Tupac Shakur

God will judge my heart, Man will judge my actions. — Tupac Shakur

Action quote by Steven Furtick

Love is not words, it's actions, and love isn't feelings, it's a decision. — Steven Furtick

Action quote by Leonardo da Vinci

Being willing is not enough. We must do. — Leonardo da Vinci

Action quote by Auguste Rodin

Patience is also a form of action. — Auguste Rodin

Action quote by Prince

Compassion is an action word with no boundaries. — Prince

Action quote by Tim Fargo

The best education comes from action; the most memorable lesson is a mistake. — Tim Fargo

Action quote by Meister Eckhart

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning. — Meister Eckhart

Action quote by Alexander Graham Bell

The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action. — Alexander Graham Bell

Action quote by Pablo Picasso

Action is the foundational key to all success. — Pablo Picasso

Action quote by Genghis Khan

The merit in action lies in finishing it to the end. — Genghis Khan

Action quote by Mahatma Gandhi

Your action expresses your priorities. — Mahatma Gandhi

Action quote by Napoleon Hill

Action is the real measure of intelligence. — Napoleon Hill

Action quote by Herbert Spencer

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. — Herbert Spencer

Action quote by Ai Weiwei

A small act is worth a million thoughts. — Ai Weiwei

Action quote by Assata Shakur

Dreams and reality are opposites. Action synthesizes them. — Assata Shakur

Action quote by Nido R Qubein

The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret. — Nido R Qubein

Action quote by Anthony Robbins

The path to success is to take massive, determined action. — Anthony Robbins

Action quote One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you'v
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.

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We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection. With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock. — Queen Elizabeth II

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Being willing is not enough. We must do. — Leonardo da Vinci

...a person and an organization must have goals, take actions to achieve those goals, gather evidence of achievement, study and reflect on the data and from that take actions again. Thus, they are in a continuous feedback spiral toward continuous improvement. This is what 'Kaizan' means. — W. Edwards Deming

Action quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest ste
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.

Without a standard there is no logical basis for making a decision or taking action. — Joseph M. Juran

Existence is movement. Action is movement. Existence is defined by the rhythm of forces in natural balance. (...) It is our appreciation for dance that allows us to see clearly the rhythms of nature and to take natural rhythm to a plane of well-organised art and culture. — Rudolf von Laban

It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs. — Vaclav Havel

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The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action. — Alexander Graham Bell

We can begin by doing small things at the local level, like planting community gardens or looking out for our neighbors. That is how change takes place in living systems, not from above but from within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously. — Grace Lee Boggs

The purpose of information is not knowledge. It is being able to take the right action. — Peter Drucker

It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action. — Al Batt

All Talk No Action Quotes

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The highest state of meditation is Samadhi, where there is no ego anymore, no doubts, no me, no you, no notion of time, no eating, no talking, no walking, no working and not doing anything at all, realizing that the Self is action-less. — Dharma Mittra

All talk, talk, talk - no action or results. Sad. — Donald Trump

People are tired of seeing politicians as all talk and no action. — Donald Trump

Action quote It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

With Hillary Clinton, it's all talk and no action. — Donald Trump

[Hillary Clinton] is typical politician. All talk, no action. — Donald Trump

I want to be more like the ocean... no talk and all action. — Perry Farrell

Action quote Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it's
Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it's now or never.

I've been dealing with politicians all my life. They are all talk, no action. — Donald Trump

Love Is Action Quotes

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Love is not words, it's actions, and love isn't feelings, it's a decision. — Steven Furtick

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James A. Baldwin

Joy is love exalted; peace is love in response; long-suffering is love enduring; gentleness is love in society; goodness is love in action; faith is love on the battlefield; meekness is love in tough situations; and temperance is love in training. — Dwight L. Moody

Action quote Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where
Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn't shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don't allow others to control the direction of your life. Don't allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.

One can promise actions, but not feelings, for the latter are involuntary. He who promises to love forever or hate forever or be forever faithful to someone is promising something that is not in his power. — Friedrich Nietzsche

There is someone that I love even though I don't approve of what he does. There is someone I accept though some of his thoughts and actions revolt me. There is someone I forgive though he hurts the people I love the most. That person is......me. — C. S. Lewis

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the action that we do. — Mother Teresa

Action quote Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally, but what you do consistently
Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally, but what you do consistently.

You don't need to do everything. Do what calls your heart; effective action comes from love. It is unstoppable, and it is enough. — Joanna Macy

The secret of getting ahead is getting started — Mark Twain

Love is the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth... Love is as love does. Love is an act of will -- namely, both an intention and an action. Will also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose to love. — M. Scott Peck

Everything that is loved, if it is not loved for His sake then this love is nothing but distress and punishment. Every action that is not performed for His sake then it is wasted and severed. Every heart that does not reach Him is wretched; veiled from achieving its success and happiness. — Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

Call To Action Quotes

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The poverty of the poor is not a call to generous relief action, but a demand that we go and build a different social order. — Gustavo Gutiérrez

Adding a deadline and incorporating one or multiple forms of urgency will get more people to take action than would otherwise. — Alex Hormozi

The gap between vision and current reality is also a source of energy. If there were no gap, there would be no need for any action to move towards the vision. We call this gap creative tension. — Peter Senge

Action quote Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyways.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyways.

Because we call ourselves Christians, our actions need to reflect Christ. — Clayton Kershaw

Rule of thumb: The more important a call or action is to our soul's evolution, the Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it. — Steven Pressfield

Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It's a state of mind-you could call it character in action. — Vince Lombardi

Action quote No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

Scotty heard that I was thinking about quitting Apple because of his actions, so he called me into his office and asked what it would take for me to stay? I said, maybe if I could work on the Mac project, which Steve had just taken over from Jef Raskin. — Andy Hertzfeld

Negative emotions are a call to action. When you feel them, it’s because you’re supposed to do something. Positive emotions, on the other hand, are rewards for taking the proper action. — Mark Manson

The gospel is not about... pie-in-the-sky when they die. ... It is imperative that the up and coming generation recognize that the biblical Jesus was committed to the realization of a new social order in this world.... Becoming a Christian, therefore, is a call to social action. — Tony Campolo

Adversity is a call to action, and your freedom lies in taking the first step. Don't worry about the entire staircase, just take one step, and then tomorrow take another. — Kris Carr

Climate Action Quotes

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Unless we take action on climate change, future generations will be roasted, toasted, fried and grilled. — Christine Lagarde

Every person is the right person to act. Every moment is the right moment to begin. — Jonathan Schell

Switching to all organic food production is the single most critical (and most doable) action we can take right now to stop our climate crisis. — Maria Rodale

Action quote The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who
The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.

Those who take action have a disproportionate impact. The power of one is to move many. — Elizabeth May

Like the canary in the coal mine, the climate changes already evident in the Arctic are a call to action. — Susan Collins

If you want to understand opposition to climate action, follow the money. — Paul Krugman

Action quote A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

To be clear, climate change is a true 800 pound gorilla in the room. The effects of global warming threaten global environmental upheaval over the coming century. But for South Florida and the Everglades, it could be our death knell if urgent action is not taken. — Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Climate change is such a huge issue that it requires strong, concerted, consistent and enduring action by governments. — Peter Garrett

There is still time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, if we take strong action now. — Nicholas Stern

If Margaret Thatcher took climate change seriously and believed that we should take action to reduce global greenhouse emissions, then taking action and supporting and accepting the science can hardly be the mark of incipient Bolshevism. — Malcolm Turnbull

Affirmative Action Quotes

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When I ran I was a first candidate to talk about how immigration was going be so damaging to the American people. When I first ran I talked about affirmative-action. — David Duke

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination. — Sonia Sotomayor

Affirmative action was designed to keep women and minorities in competition with each other to distract us while white dudes inject AIDS into our chicken nuggets. — Tracy Morgan

Action quote Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want
Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.

Here's the point - you're looking at affirmative action, and you're looking at marijuana. You legalize marijuana, no need for quotas, because really, who's gonna wanna work? — Jon Stewart

If you don't like affirmative action, what is your plan to guarantee a level playing field of opportunity? — Maynard Jackson

I am a product of affirmative action. I am the perfect affirmative action baby. I am Puerto Rican, born and raised in the south Bronx. My test scores were not comparable to my colleagues at Princeton and Yale. Not so far off so that I wasn't able to succeed at those institutions. — Sonia Sotomayor

More consequences for thought and action follow the affirmation or denial of God than from answering any other basic question. — Mortimer Adler

I have affirmed that cooperation between the State's bodies is the basis of any successful national action and the optimal method for achievement to meet development aspirations desired by the country's people, in line with the democratic path. — Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Your actions are living affirmations of what you say you believe and feel. ‘Affirmative action’ is when your actions are in congruence with your beliefs & feelings. You’re doing it to make YOU welcome. — Derek Rydall

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race. — John Roberts

Words Without Action Quotes

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Without context words and actions have no meaning at all — Gregory Bateson

Every thought has the power to bring into being the visible from the invisible. It is absolutely necessary for us all to understand that everything we think, do or say comes back to us. Every thought, word or action- without exception- manifests itself [in some way] as an actual reality. — Ann Wigmore

Words without actions are the assassins of idealism. — Herbert Hoover

Words without action are like wheels without traction. It is how you live that counts. — Geoff Thompson

I consider non-violence to be compassion in action. It doesn’t mean weakness, cowering in fear, or simply doing nothing. It is to act without violence, motivated by compassion, recognising the rights of others. — Dalai Lama

Promises to love without putting those words into action are just empty proposals. It's not tangible until it is actually seen. Love is action. — Annie Lobert

Christian witness is concrete: words without actions are empty. — Pope Francis

Prayer within breath is silence, love within infinity is silence, Wisdom without word is silence, compassion without aim is silence, action without doer is silence, smiling with all existence is silence — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

You can't truthfully explain your smallest action without fully revealing your character. — Mignon McLaughlin

Without action, words are just words. Without violence, laws are just words. Violence isn’t the only answer, but it is the final answer. — Jack Donovan

Action Love Quotes

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

Our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action. — John the Apostle

In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it. — Michelangelo

Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love. — Julian Assange

Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. — John the Apostle

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. — Maya Angelou

Put away the book, the description, the tradition, the authority, and take the journey of self-discovery. Love, and don't be caught in opinions and ideas about what love is or should be. When you love, everything will come right. Love has its own action. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world's greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance. — Nora Ephron

You know well that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, as at the love with which we do them. — Therese of Lisieux

We have learnt, rather too late, that action comes, not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Right Action Quotes

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Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is "timing" it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way. — Fulton J. Sheen

Every man has a right to his own opinion. Every race has a right to its own action; therefore let no man persuade you against your will, let no other race influence you against your own. — Marcus Garvey

Whatever your conscious mind assumes and believes to be true, your subconscious mind will accept and bring to pass. Believe in good fortune, divine guidance, right action, and all the blessings of life. — Joseph Murphy

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Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past. — Tryon Edwards

Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen. — George Orwell

We have one of our priests in prison right now, Steve Kelly, for his antiwar actions, and three of us in the community are forbidden to visit him because we're all convicted felons. — Daniel Berrigan

I demand the independence of woman, her right to support herself; to live for herself; to love whomever she pleases, or as many as she pleases. I demand freedom for both sexes, freedom of action, freedom in love and freedom in motherhood. — Emma Goldman

Love as Thought is Truth. Love as Action is Right Conduct. Love as Understanding is Peace. Love as Feeling is Non-violence. — Sathya Sai Baba

Professionals take action even when the mood isn't right. They might not enjoy it, but they find a way to put the reps in. — James Clear

Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, the simple act of working on it will eventually cause the right ideas to show up in your head. — Mark Manson

Action And Change Quotes

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If someone can prove me wrong and show me my mistake in any thought or action, I shall gladly change. I seek the truth, which never harmed anyone: the harm is to persist in one's own self-deception and ignorance. — Marcus Aurelius

Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny. — Mahatma Gandhi

It's not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change. — Miles Davis

Your own acts tell the world who you are and what kind of society you think it should be. — Ai Weiwei

Stop trying to change someone who does not want to change. Stop giving chances to someone who abuses your forgiveness. Stop walking back to the place where your heart ran from. Stop trusting their words and ignoring their actions. Stop breaking your own heart. — Trent Shelton

Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality. — Maxwell Maltz

As you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. It means fear is no longer a dominant factor in what you do and no longer prevents you from taking action to initiate change. — Eckhart Tolle

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Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out and meet the bloody thing. — Barry Sheene

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

Be The Peace You Wish To See In The World! — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Man Of Action Quotes

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The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never have otherwise occurred...unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. — Nelson Mandela

How can you know when you are trusting in man rather than in God? If you fall apart when someone else lets you down, or if the actions of others affect your walk with God, then you know you are leaning on the arm of flesh! — David Wilkerson

Just as a waterfall grows slower and more lightly suspended as it plunges down, so the great man of action tends to act with greater calmness than his tempestuous desires prior to the deed would lead one to expect. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Unless the will is free, man has no freedom; and if he has no freedom he is not a moral agent, that is, he is incapable of moral action and also of moral character. — Charles Grandison Finney

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends. — George Washington

A drowning man takes hold of his own hair — Greek Proverbs

If one rejects laissez faire on account of mans fallibility and moral weakness, one must for the same reason also reject every kind of government action. — Ludwig von Mises

If you really want to judge the character of a man, look not at his great performances. Watch a man do his most common actions. — Swami Vivekananda

In Hitler the rare union has taken place between the most acute logical thinker and truly profound philosopher, and the iron man of action...I follow no leadership but that of Adolf Hitler and of God. — Hermann Goring

Love In Action Quotes

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The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe. — Deepak Chopra

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas. — Dale Evans

In the New Testament grace means God's love in action towards men who merited the opposite of love. Grace means God moving heaven and earth to save sinners who could not lift a finger to save themselves. — J. I. Packer

The true power of love is found in selfless attitudes and actions that seek the best for another person without expecting anything in return. When we act in that way, the feeling of love follows close behind. — David Jeremiah

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. — James Russell Lowell

All actions without love are just like dust in the air. — Habib Umar bin Hafiz

Marry for Love, an Heroick Action, which makes a mighty noise in the World, partly because of its rarity, and partly in regard of its extravagancy. — Mary Astell

Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. — Alfred Armand Montapert

Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. — Alfred A. Montapert

To be loved is important as is having a sense of accomplishment but to love is equally important in life especially when it is combined with taking action to do something for someone else to make their life better. — Richard Kiel

Decisive Action Quotes

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A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. — Douglas MacArthur

The ultimate purpose of collecting the data is to provide a basis for action or a recommendation. — W. Edwards Deming

Make decisions that your 80-year old self and 10-year-old self approve of. The former cares about the long-term compounding of actions, while the latter reminds you to have some fun along the way. — Sahil Bloom

Fish or cut bait. — American Proverbs

Setting goals is important. They bring us focus and order to how you prioritize your resources, allocate your time, and exert your energy. They structure your day and bring intentionality to your actions and decision-making. Plus they're exciting. — Rich Roll

If you have a 2 or 3 year old who is not talking, you must start an early intervention program. The worst thing you can do with an autistic 3 year old is to do nothing. — Temple Grandin

To be productive, the cost of procrastination must be greater than the cost of action. — James Clear

My definition of wisdom is knowing the long-term consequences of your actions. Wisdom applied to external problems is judgment. — Naval Ravikant

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I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. — Leonardo da Vinci

When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take choose the bolder. — William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim

Action Not Words Quotes

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Thoughts may come and persist in staying. But thoughts that are not put into word or action die unborn! — Kenneth E. Hagin

Good words do not last long unless they amount to something. — Chief Joseph

Courtesy should be apparent in all our actions and words and in all aspects of daily life. But be courtesy, I do not mean rigid, cold formality. Courtesy in the truest sense is selfless concern for the welfare and physical and mental comfort of the other person. — Mas Oyama

If they [the US] see Ukraine in NATO, they have to say it directly, and do it. Not words. — Volodymyr Zelenskyy

It's time for greatness - not for greed. It's a time for idealism - not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action. — Marian Wright Edelman

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

You're going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it's always their actions you should judge them by. It's actions, not words, that matter. — Nicholas Sparks

That which thunders does not rain. — Afghan Proverbs

Words are not enough. There must be action. — James L. Farmer, Jr.

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action. — Gore Vidal

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Action quote by Jim Rohn

Successful people are action oriented and they have bigger libraries than TV's. — Jim Rohn

Action quote by Adam West

Of what use is a dream if not a blueprint for courageous action. — Adam West

Action quote by Joan Baez

Action is the antidote to despair. — Joan Baez

Action quote by Hannah Arendt

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. — Hannah Arendt

Action quote by Andrzej Kolikowski

If not you, then who? If not now, then when? — Andrzej Kolikowski

Action quote by Bryant H. McGill

Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination. — Bryant H. McGill

Action quote by Bo Bennett

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

Action quote by Ernest Hemingway

Never mistake motion for action. — Ernest Hemingway

Action quote by Winston Churchill

Courage is the ability to go from failure to failure with enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill

Action quote by Stefan Sagmeister

Complaining is silly. Either act or forget. — Stefan Sagmeister

Action quote by Arthur Koestler

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears. — Arthur Koestler

Action quote by Friedrich Engels

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. — Friedrich Engels

Action quote by Bhagavad Gita

Action is the product of the qualities inherent in nature. — Bhagavad Gita

Action quote by Gabrielle Bernstein

Take action once a day to do something that ignites your life. — Gabrielle Bernstein

Action quote by Howard Zinn

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. — Howard Zinn

Action quote by Charles J. Givens

Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction. — Charles J. Givens

Action quote by Bette Davis

I want to die with my high heels on, still in action. — Bette Davis

Action quote by Becca Fitzpatrick

actions speak louder than words — Becca Fitzpatrick

Action quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Action quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Action quote by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

When deeds speak, words are nothing. — Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Action quote by Mahatma Gandhi

Be the change you want to see. — Mahatma Gandhi

Action quote by Marlon Brando

I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse. — Marlon Brando

In Conclusion

These quotes encourage individuals to seize opportunities, make decisions, and pursue their goals. They emphasize the significance of taking the first step, as action is often the catalyst for progress and achievement. By highlighting the power of action, these quotes inspire individuals to overcome obstacles, seize the moment, and make a positive difference in their lives and the world around them.

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