201 Greatest Quotes About Action

The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. Marcus Aurelius
Actions are the first tragedy in life, words are the second. Words are perhaps the worst. Words are merciless. . . Oscar Wilde
This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in. Charles Dickens
Emotions aren't doable. Actions are doable, and if you do them correctly, they prompt the feelings. Stella Adler
Actions determine what kind of characteristics are developed. Aristotle
To become successful you must be a person of action. Merely to "know" is not sufficient. It is necessary both to know and do. Napoleon Hill
I don't really like talking. I like to execute. I'm not a talking person. I'm an action person. Kevin Gates
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. Aristotle
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. Bruce Lee
Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action. William James
All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter. Sai Baba
Everybody is looking for a reason to not to take responsibility for their own actions in hand. Clint Eastwood
Indecision and reveries are the anesthetics of constructive action. Sylvia Plath
It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Action is the real measure of intelligence. Napoleon Hill
If you are really great, you will let others discover this fact from your actions. Napoleon Hill
I must do something or I shall wear my heart away... Charles Dickens
Every action has its pleasures and its price. Socrates
Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you'd like to act. Bob Dylan
In the end, people should be judged by their actions, since in the end, it was actions that defined everyone. Nicholas Sparks
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt
If we are really to live at all we must put our convictions into action. Margaret Sanger
Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends. Jawaharlal Nehru
Believe me, it is actions that count. Sophia Loren
Thought and theory must precede all action, that moves to salutary purposes. Yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory. William Wordsworth
What I believe is not what I say I believe; what I believe is what I do. Donald Miller
So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise. Malcolm X
What holds attention determines action. William James
Wisdom always waits for the right time to act, while emotion always pushes for action right now! Joyce Meyer
In a time of rapid change, standing still is the most dangerous course of action. Brian Tracy
The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react. George Bernard Shaw
No action is without its side effects. Barry Commoner
It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do. Jane Austen
The one thing that separates winners from the losers, is , winners take action. Tony Robbins
For me, the question was, how can one take a live-action performance and put it in the parameter of one of those cartoons? How much can you get away with? Johnny Depp
I'm not a person who defends myself very often. I kind of let my actions speak for me. Tom Brady
To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction. Isaac Newton
The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream. Oscar Wilde
You are responsible for the predictable consequences of your actions. Noam Chomsky
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into. Mahatma Gandhi
Good managers have a bias for action. Tom Peters
Not in his speech, not in his thoughts, I see his greatness, only in his actions, in his life. Hermann Hesse
Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action. Tupac Shakur