ACTION Quotations

ACTION Quotations








Quotations similar to ACTION - MOTIVATION
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A journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath one's feet. - Lao Tzu

A knowledge of the path cannot be substituted for putting one foot in front of the other.
- Unknown

A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all. - George Bernanos

Action is the antidote to despair. - Joan Baez

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

Action is the last resource of those who know not how to dream. - Oscar Wilde

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. - Mark Twain

An idea is a curious thing. It will not work unless you do. - Jaeger’s Facts

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. - Friedrich Engel

Anyone in a state of seeking can never be happy. Only those who are constantly finding are fulfilled. And finding is not something that happens to us - it is something we do.
- Alan Cohen

Be content to act, and leave the talking to others. - Baltasar Gracian

Be purposeful. Be patient, and be active! - John Assaraf

Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do. - Liz Smith

Behavior is a much better barometer of what you are than words. - Dr Wayne Dyer


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Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly. - Robert Schuller

Direction without action is no direction at all. - Unknown

Do more than belong, participate. Do more than care, help. Do more than believe, practice. - William A Ward

Do not be afraid of moving slowly but of standing still. - Chinese Proverb

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. - William B Sprague

Do or do not, there is no try. - Yoda

Do something everyday that you don't want to do. - Mark Twain

Do something. Whatever you do, it will be better than sitting and hoping things will improve. - Robert Anthony

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. - Napoleon Hill

Don’t wait until you feel like taking a positive action. Take the action and then you will feel like doing it. - Zig Ziglar

Don't watch the clock. Do what it does - keep going. - Sam Levenson

Doubt can only be removed by action. - Goethe

Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers


Every beginner is a winner. - Unknown

Everything depends upon execution; having just a vision is no solution. - Stephen Sondheim

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. - Epictetus

Forget yourself and start to work. - Gordon B. Hinckley

Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster. - Franklin
D Roosevelt

Give yourself a deadline to stop planning and to start taking action. - Andy Gilbert

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. - Dr Wayne Dyer

Good thoughts are no better than good dreams if you don't follow through. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. - Emily P Bissell

Having the world's best idea will do you no good unless you act on it. - Curtis Grant

Heaven never helps the man who will not act. - Sophocles

I can give you a six-word formula for success: 'Think things through - then follow through. - Edward Rickenbacker

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. - Frederick Douglass


I think there is something more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers. There aren’t enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision. - W Clement Stone

Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who implement them are priceless. - Mary Kay Ash

If I can dream, I can act. And if I can act, I can become. - Poh Yu Khing

If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much. - Donald H Rumsfeld

If you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven't done much today.
- Unknown

If you want to be a writer, stop talking about it and sit down and write. - Jackie Collins

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to meet it. - Jonathan Winters

Imagination without initiative would more properly be called idle daydreaming. - James Van Fleet

In order to make a visualization a reality in the world of form, you must be willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen. - Wayne Dyer

Intention without action is useless. - Caroline Myss

It is always your next move. - Napoleon Hill

It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs. - Vance Havner

It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do! - Jane Austen

It is surprising how easy it is to forget that the way to get things done is to do them.
- Mark Forster


It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. - Thomas Jefferson

It’s not enough to be busy. - Henry David Thoreau

It's what you do that counts not what you count on doing. - Unknown

Just do it! - Nike ad

Knowing is not enough! You must take action. - Tony Robbins

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

Learn from the past. Plan for the future. But ACT in the present. - Che Garman

Life is like a pencil. You can't make your mark unless you get the lead out. - Unknown

Life rewards action. - Philip McGraw

Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement. - Henry Miller

Life is like a pencil. You can't make your mark unless you get the lead out. - Unknown

Life rewards action. - Philip McGraw

Losers make New Year Resolutions, winners take action every day. - Martin Thorborg

Make your life a mission - not an intermission. - Arnold Glasgow




Men expect too much, do too little. - Allen Tate

Never mistake motion for action. - Ernest Hemingway

Next in importance to having a good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger. - David Letterman

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. - Edmund Burke

Nothing comes from doing nothing. - William Shakespeare

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. - Walter Anderson

Nothing happens until something moves. - Albert Einstein

Nothing is more crushing to your laurels than resting on them. - Unknown

Obviously, there is little you can learn from doing nothing. - Zig Ziglar

Once you’ve made a start, everything seems easier. - David L Preston

Our worth is determined by the good deeds we do, rather than by the fine emotions we feel. - Elias L Magoon

Output always equals input. - James Van Fleet

Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it. - Anthony D’Angelo

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. - Unknown

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. - Peter Marshall

Some people develop a wish bone where their back bone should be. - Unknown

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
- Michael Jordan

Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn't going to get the job done. - Jim Rohn

Stop stewing and start doing! - Denis Waitley

Take the first step now, even if you're not 100% certain of all that needs to be done.
- David L Preston

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
- Andrew Jackson

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. - Paul Valery

The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch. - Jim Rohn

The future depends on what we do in the present. - Gandhi

The Lord gave us two ends - one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most. - Ann Landers

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

The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move. - Brian Tracy

The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work - if you won’t. - Zig Ziglar

The one thing worse than a quitter is the person who is afraid to begin. - Unknown

The problem in my life and other people's lives is not the absence of knowing what to do, but the absence of doing it. - Peter Drucker

The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply. - Denis Waitley

The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention. - Larry Eisenberg

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

The thing that counts is not what we could do but what we actually do. - Leo Spears

The value of an idea lies in the using of it. - Thomas Edison

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. - Walt Disney

The wise does at once what the fool does at last. - Baltasar Gracian

The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision. - W Clement Stone

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. - Sarah Ban Breathnach

The worst thing I can do is nothing. - Theodore Roosevelt

There are really only three types of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who ask, what happened? - Ann Landers

There are people who sit & talk about where they want to be. And then there are people who go out & be who they want to be. - Unknown

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

There is a saying in football that if you stand still you go backwards. - George Graham

There is a time to deliberate... and a time to act. Learn to recognize which is which, and act accordingly. - Merrill Douglass

Things do not happen. They are made to happen. - John F Kennedy

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
- Abraham Lincoln

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world. - Goethe

To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as best we can. - Sydney Smith

To move the world we must first move ourselves. - Socrates

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

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. - Japanese proverb

Vision without execution is just hallucination. - Henry Ford

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. - Calvin Coolidge

We have a choice: to plow new ground or let the weeds grow. - Jonathan Westover

We have a strategic plan. It's called doing things. - Herb Kelleher

We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them. - Abigail Adams

We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act.
- Maxwell Maltz

Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin

What I believe is not what I say I believe, what I believe is what I do. - Donald Miller

What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. - John Ruskin

What you are will show in what you do. - Thomas Edison

What you think determines your outlook on life. What you do determines your destiny.
- Barry Gallagher

Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it. - Goethe

Whatever your objective, there's one sure way to accomplish it. Make certain that you do something every day that brings you closer to its realization. - Jim Hartness

When I want to think, I sit. When I want to change, I act. - Japanese Proverb

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. - David Starr Jordan

You can't build a reputation on what you intend to do. - Liz Smith

You can't cross a sea by merely staring into the water. - Rabindranath Tagore

You can't hire someone else to do your push-ups for you. - Jim Rohn

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. - Unknown

You have to ‘Be’ before you can ‘Do’ and ‘Do’ before you can ‘Have’. - Zig Ziglar

You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result. - Gandhi

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life. - Les Brown

You won't make great strides by standing on the sidelines. Get out there and start playing! - Che Garman

Your actions are your only true belongings. - Buddha

Your automatic guidance system cannot guide you when you’re standing still. - Maxwell Maltz
 

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