99 Action Quotes

Action quotes clearly show the contrast between doing and simply talking; perseverance over quitting and strength of character over weakness. These action quotes speak to the issue of inspiration to move forward and not to stay mired in a problem. They speak of taking positive action when faced with a challenge rather than taking no action at all.

The word "action" defines its' intention - that is to move in direct opposition to being stuck. It is the forward movement in all of life that foreshadows accomplishment rather than living in past glories or past success. Sometimes, as you will read, there is a cost or a risk to action; but, inaction never resolves anything.


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  1. Maintain an objective stance regarding your reactions and the consequences of the actions of the other person. Peter W. Murphy, Always Know What To Say
    Poems of Encouragement



  2. The garden a place for all to enjoy....it is a place to see nature in action Catherine Pulsifer, A Garden Can Be
    Garden Poems



  3. Sow a thought and you reap an action Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sow
    Poems About Character



  4. God does not just want you to read the Bible but to take action by loving and serving others Catherine Pulsifer
    Christian Poems



  5. If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it. Toni Morrison
    Poems About Books



  6. Looking for ways to be happy, just take action and help others. Catherine Pulsifer
    Quotes About Being Happy



  7. Know your priorities and identify the five powerful action steps that you intend to take to move your initiatives forward each day. If you go to a tree with an ax and take five whacks at the tree every day, it doesn't matter if it's an oak or a redwood; eventually, the tree has to fall down. Jack Canfield
    The Oak Tree Poem



  8. Friendship may lead to an action that helps you way beyond what you expected
  9. Friendship may lead to an action that helps you way beyond what you expected. Victoria L. Adenson
    Friendship Poems



  10. Say well is good, but do well is better Unknown, Do Well
    Good Poems



  11. All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable; those that are movable, and those that move. Benjamin Franklin
    Funny Quotes About Life



  12. Let us never forget that an act of goodness is What do you need in the New Year? You need a dream; your dream needs an action; and your action needs right thinking! Without right thinking, you can have only unrealised dreams! Mehmet Murat ildan
    New Year Poems



  13. of itself an act of happiness. Maurice Materlinck, Act of Happiness
    Poems About Happiness



  14. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. Oliver Wendell Holmes, With The Wind
    Poems About The Wind



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  16. Plans don't change lives, actions do.
    Matt Morris, How To Live In The Present Moment
    Short Quotes



  17. Hope is a verb with its shirtsleeves rolled up. David Orr
    Hope Quotes



  18. Thankfulness is measured by the number of words. Gratitude is measured by the nature of our actions. David O. McKay
    Thanksgiving Poems



  19. A time to stand up and a time to sit, — but see that the time and actions fit. Alden Arthur Knipe, Time For Everything
    Poems For Kids



  20. For, as the present hour is spent, so must the future be; each action lives, in its effect, through all eternity. S. W. Irvin, A Little Sonnet About Little Things
    Little Things Poems



  21. Do you wish the world were better? Let me tell you what to do - set a watch upon your actions Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Wishing
    Kindness Poems



  22. 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 Spark
    Quotes For A Friend



  23. You can spark a community. Don’t sit back and wait for one to appear. Bailey Richardson, Kevin Huynh; Kai Elmer Sotto, Get Together
    Community Quotes



  24. The best way you can predict your future is to create it.
  25. "The best way you can predict your future is to create it." Stephen Covey
    Poems About Memories



  26. How strong is your passion are you willing to take action? Catherine Pulsifer, Your Determination
    Poems On Determination



  27. Love can only be found through the act of loving. Paulo Coelho
    Finding Love Poems



  28. It is one thing to read the Bible through, another thing to read to learn and do Unknown, How Readest Thou?
    Poems About The Bible



  29. Whatever you wish to accomplish, be willing to do Raja Yoga, Decide
    You Decide



  30. A true friend is one who acts - by their actions your life it does impact Catherine Pulsifer, A True Friend Is One...
    True Friendship Poems



  31. ... in every word and action, trust in God and do the right. Norman McLeod, Trust In God, And Do The Right
    Trust In God



  32. ... the more awareness and mindfulness we bring to all our daily actions, including our work, the better our work will be. Thich Nhat Hanh, Work
    Work Quotes



  33. The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision
  34. "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
    Inspirational Poems



  35. Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate; still achieving, still pursuing. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, A Psalm Of Life
    Poems About Life Struggles



  36. Far better seek a goal of certainty, a harbor of sureness, in the doing of kindly deeds, noble actions, unselfish devotion to the uplift of others. George Wharton James, Quit Your Worrying!
    Inspirational Quotes



  37. Taking action is how you are going to build the life you want. So let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work! Rick Kolster, Roll Up Your Sleeves & Get To Work
    Hard Work Quotes



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  39. May you find direction and clarity in how to move forward. Emily Maroutian, In Case Nobody Told You
    Positive Poems



  40. A dream will not change a thing - action taken - change it brings. Catherine Pulsifer, You Want Change
    Change My Life



  41. So if this is really what you want to do, get out there and take action. Be all you can be, turn that key Catherine Pulsifer, The Key To Wants
    The Key To Wants



  42. On most accounts of morals, the springs of your actions speak to the issue of the moral worth of your actions. Gordon Marino, Ethics
    Work Ethics Quotes



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  44. "When you are feeling stressed, taking action will result in less stress" Catherine Pulsifer
    Stress Quotes



  45. You must help, not balk; for the railer's talk keeps him back in the busy race. David V. Bush
    Be A Booster



  46. Dreaming can is the first step to achieving your desires, taking action is the second step to success. Catherine Pulsifer
    Success Quotes



  47. The process of setting a goal on the outer boundaries of what we think is possible, and then systematically pursuing it, is one of the most fulfilling parts about being human. Brad Stulberg; Steve Magness, Peak Performance
    Poems About Goals



  48. Don't waste your life waiting for others to take action, live your passion, set your goals and move in the direction to attain them.
  49. Don't waste your life waiting for others to take action, live your passion, set your goals and move in the direction to attain them. Mary Bermer
    Poems About Life



  50. Doing means jumping in and choosing something, anything, but taking action and moving from thinking to doing. Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph.D., Negaholics How to Overcome Negativity and Turn Your Life Around
    Don't Quit Poem



  51. Use action not words - rather than talking about something that will make things better, take action and do it. People will see the effects of your actions rather than just words. Catherine Pulsifer
    Positive Influence



  52. No one has ever achieved extreme success without being enthusiastic about taking action. Noel N
    Success Poem



  53. I've never been accused of contemplating to take action; I simply move forward without fanfare or broadcasting.
  54. I've never been accused of contemplating to take action; I simply move forward without fanfare or broadcasting. Kate Summers
    Positive Thoughts



  55. "We cannot think first and act afterward. From the moment of birth we are immersed in action, and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought." Alfred North Whitehead
    Graduation Quotes



  56. It is the action that magnifies thoughts; it is the action that puts necessary parts together in the proper order; and, it is the action that turns what could have been into what is. Byron Pulsifer
    The Thinker



  57. We should be as careful of our words as of our actions. Author Unknown, Kind Words
    Kind Words Are Like Honey



  58. "There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction." John F. Kennedy
    Risk Quotes



  59. Patience is the ability to know when to act.
  60. Patience is the ability to know when to act. Catherine Pulsifer
    Patience Quotes



  61. Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. W.J. Cameron
    Thanksgiving Quotes



  62. Live in the passive voice; be intent on what you can get rather than on what you can do......And You will be a pessimist before you know it. President Hyde of Bowdoin College, A Recipe For Pessimism
    The Pessimist



  63. Talk less about the years to come. Give love, and labor more, today. Alice Cary, Some Days
    Easy Poems



  64. "Just Do It!" Nike Advertisement
    Opportunity Quotes



  65. No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
  66. "No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings." William Blake
    Poetry Quotes



  67. "A good action is never lost; it is a treasure laid up and guarded for the doer's need." Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    Helping Others Quotes



  68. You never can tell when you do an act just what the result will be, but with every deed you are sowing a seed,though its harvest you may not see. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    You Can Never Tell



  69. "The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it." Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Graduation Poems



  70. As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do
  71. "As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do." Andrew Carnegie
    Birthday Quotes



  72. "When things become stressful, think of happy thoughts and smile - that single physical action will give a signal to your body that could trigger positive emotions. Christopher Michaels, Think Positive
    Smile Quotes



  73. This I would like to be - just a bit truer, less of the wisher and more of the doer Edgar A. Guest
    Lord, Make a Regular Man



  74. An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied. Arnold Glascow
    Creativity Quotes



  75. Do or do not. There is no try.
  76. "Do or do not. There is no try." Yoda
    Defeat Quotes



  77. "If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around wondering about yourself." Katherine Hepburn
    Solutions Quotes



  78. I've learned that children's eyes observe more than their ears ever hear and the example we set for them determines their actions. Author Unknown
    Children Quotes



  79. The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
  80. "The great end of life is not knowledge but action." Thomas H. Huxley
    Journey of Life



  81. "The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention." Larry Eisenberg
    Example



  82. "Reinforce your coping mechanisms by viewing change as an opportunity, not as a threat, finding a positive benefit in your challenges, discussing the situation with a friend, taking action and not procrastinating, taking time to laugh, and above all, keeping things in perspective!" Catherine Pulsifer, Life is The Way It Is!
    Procrastination Quotes



  83. A good name, like good will, is got by many actions and lost by one.
  84. "A good name, like good will, is got by many actions and lost by one." Francis Jeffery
    Mistake Quotes



  85. "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt
    Adaptability Quotes



  86. "Often just by taking action, by doing something about the situation can relieve the stress and help correct the situation." Catherine Pulsifer
    Positive Quotes



  87. "You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind." Irish Proverb
    Proverbs



  88. Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action
  89. "Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action." Benjamin Disraeli
    Happiness



  90. There are two ways you can take things in stride: one, by giving up, throwing in the towel, or, two, by pushing and taking action with determination. Catherine Pulsifer
    You'll Strike Your Stride



  91. "When you find yourself worrying, ask yourself, 'Can I do anything about it?' If you can, then take the required action to eliminate the worry. If you can't do anything about it, or if it is beyond your control, then don't waste your time worrying! " Catherine Pulsifer
    Worry 



  92. "For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour." Mary Kay Ash
    Challenges



  93. You can't do everything at once, but you can do something at once.
  94. "You can't do everything at once, but you can do something at once." Calvin Coolidge
    Overwhelmed Quotes



  95. "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt
    Dare To Be



  96. "Sometimes words just can not express our feelings. Sometimes our actions are much more meaningful than words." Catherine Pulsifer
    Positive Messages



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



  98. Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
  99. "Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Life Choices



  100. "The cure for grief is motion." Elbert Hubbard
    Poems About Hope



  101. "Where am I today in relation to my three goals, and what actions do I need to take to get me from where I am today to where I want to be?" Catherine Pulsifer,
    Goals Quotes



  102. "The most important step in goal setting is TAKING ACTION. You can decide on your goal and you can write it down, but unless you take action, the goal is useless." Catherine Pulsifer
    Poems About Winning



  103. Thought is action in rehearsal.
  104. "Thought is action in rehearsal." Sigmund Freud
    Imagination Quotes



  105. "Don't wait for someone to take you under their wing. Find a good wing and climb up underneath it." Frank C. Bucaro
    Life Poems



  106. "The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something." Carl Sandburg
    Time 



  107. "It is the nature of thought to find its way into action." Christian Nevell Bovee
    Motivational Poems



  108. Take small actions every day toward defeating something that scares you and rejection loses its power.
  109. Take small actions every day toward defeating something that scares you and rejection loses its power. Scott Allan, Rejection Free
    Rejection Quotes



  110. "It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something." Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Don't Quit Poem



  111. "Most people stop short of taking action; they spend more time thinking about what they need to do and analyzing it all. This wastes so much time and energy. Time and energy that could be put to better use by taking action." Wendy Hearn
    Poem About Life Lessons



  112. "Good ideas are great, but they will only work if they are put into action, and we tend only to bother to activate the things that really motivate us." Lynda Field, Weekend Life Coach
    Innovation Quotes



  113. Accept responsibility for your own actions
  114. "Accept responsibility for your own actions." Jerry Jenkins, Twelve Things I Want my Kids to Remember
    Poems About Change



  115. "Freedom can start today, right now. You can change your life in one second. Freedom is a state of mind." Tom Hodgkinson, How To Be Free
    Independence Quotes



  116. "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging." Will Rogers
    Humorous Quotes



  117. "'Stop doing' lists are more important that 'to do' lists." Jim Collins, Good to Great
    Truth 



  118. The secret to making things happen is not about having a positive attitude.  It's about  taking positive action.
  119. "The secret to making things happen is not about having a positive attitude. It's about taking positive action." Paul Boynton
    Attitude Quotes



  120. For those people who have had dreams but have never taken even one action to start on their pathway to accomplishment means that they will forever ask, "what if". Byron Pulsifer
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