72 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. Deeds echo with a resounding power that words alone can't match. In the symphony of life, actions compose the melody that resonates most profoundly. actions speak louder than words poems.



  2. 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



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



  4. The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision
  5. "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



  6. 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



  7. As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do
  8. "As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do." Andrew Carnegie
    birthday poems
    As people get older, they care less about what others say and focus more on what they actually do. This quote by Andrew Carnegie suggests that actions speak louder than words as a way to understand someone's true character.



  9. 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



  10. Friendship may lead to an action that helps you way beyond what you expected
  11. Friendship may lead to an action that helps you way beyond what you expected. Victoria L. Adenson
    friendship poems



  12. With purposeful thought and action true - our dreams we'll chase with all that's due. January reminds us to set the pace to strive for more, achieve new grace Catherine Pulsifer, Set The Pace
    January Poems



  13. Go forth with assurance and resolute intention, taking action on what you believe will bring immense satisfaction. Catherine Pulsifer, Confidence Is
    Poems About Confidence



  14. Justice is the truth in action. Joseph Joubert
    poems about justice



  15. Focus on the future and understand, that "if" should lead to action in hand. Catherine Pulsifer, If Only
    If Poems



  16. It is the nature of thought to find its way into action.
  17. It is the nature of thought to find its way into action. Christian Nevell Bovee
    This quote means that what we think often leads to what we do. Our thoughts have a way of influencing and showing up in our actions.



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



  19. Rather than just dreaming away, we must take action and have our say. Catherine Pulsifer, Live Your Passion



  20. For yesterday's work is not leaving tomorrow free. Don't be frustrated by things not being done - do it today so that tomorrow you don't run. Catherine Pulsifer, Don't Be Frustrated
    Poems About Frustration



  21. I wish, your wish turns into a goal for you! And you take the action to see it come true. Catherine Pulsifer, You Can Wish
    New Years Wish



  22. Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud. Helen Dyer
    Thank You Poems For Volunteers



  23. What you do, initiative, action, and hard work, are the paths to success Catherine Pulsifer, Luck Is What We Make It



  24. What is it that stands higher than words? Action. What is it that stands higher than action? Silence. St. Francis of Assisi
    St. Francis prayer



  25. Don't fall into the trap of studying the Bible without doing what it says. Francis Chan



  26. Looking for ways to be happy, just take action and help others.
  27. Looking for ways to be happy, just take action and help others. Catherine Pulsifer



  28. Say well is good, but do well is better Unknown, Do Well
    good poems



  29. All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable; those that are movable, and those that move. Benjamin Franklin



  30. Don't let procrastination take its toll, or else you might lose control; be wise and take action today, Catherine Pulsifer, Take Action Today
    Poems About Procrastination



  31. ... 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



  32. Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Adversity Poems
    This quote suggests that facing challenges is best tackled by taking new and positive actions. It means that when things get tough, trying new and active approaches is the key to overcoming difficulties. In other words, staying engaged and taking fresh steps can help conquer adversity.



  33. Strength comes from taking action not from giving up. Catherine Pulsifer, Strength Comes From
    Poems About Strength



  34. You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. Shirley Chisholm



  35. 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.
  36. 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
    This quote encourages you not to spend your life waiting for others to do things. Be proactive by setting your goals to achieve what you love to do, don't be someone else, be you. And don't wait for someone else to figure it out, take steps today to move you forward to live the life that you have dreamed about.



  37. Rally your determination and focus on what you need - nothing can bring success if you don't plant the seed Catherine Pulsifer, Put In The Effort
    Poems About Effort



  38. 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



  39. Actions are the seed of fate. Harry S Truman



  40. Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. Hannah Arendt
    forgiveness quotes



  41. The secret to making things happen is not about having a positive attitude.  It's about  taking positive action.
  42. "The secret to making things happen is not about having a positive attitude. It's about taking positive action." Paul Boynton
    attitude quotes



  43. If some despondent soul to hope is stirred, some sad lip made to smile, by any act of ours, or any word, then, life has been worth while. Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Does It Pay



  44. Hope is a verb with its shirtsleeves rolled up. David Orr
    This quote by David Orr means that hope is an action, not just a feeling. When it says "with its shirtsleeves rolled up," it's like saying hope is ready to work and make things happen. Rather than wishing for change, take action to move you toward the change you wish to see.



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



  46. Wisdom is knowing what to do next; skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it. David Starr Jordan



  47. When you are feeling stressed, taking action will result in less stress
  48. "When you are feeling stressed, taking action will result in less stress" Catherine Pulsifer
    poems about stress



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



  50. Let your actions today reflect the light of Christ.



  51. The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. Herbert Spencer
    This quote by Herbert Spencer means that the main goal of education isn't just about gaining knowledge but about taking action. Education is not just about what you know; it's about what you do with that knowledge.



  52. 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



  53. The best way you can predict your future is to create it.
  54. "The best way you can predict your future is to create it." Stephen Covey
    poems about memories



  55. 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



  56. Silent strength blooms when complaints are cast away,
    In action's embrace, a resilient dawn of a new day.



  57. How strong is your passion are you willing to take action? Catherine Pulsifer, Your Determination
    poems on determination



  58. True faith is focused in and on the Lord Jesus Christ and always leads to action. David A. Bednar



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



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



  62. And taking action is not just for one day we must think about the earth and what we do what impact are you having Catherine Pulsifer, Every Day
    poems about earth day



  63. Dreaming is the first step to achieving your desires, taking action is the second step to success. Catherine Pulsifer
    success quotes
    This quote is saying that having dreams is the initial step toward getting what you want. We need to remember that dreaming is good, but making a move and doing something about it is what leads to success.



  64. 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



  65. "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



  66. Patience is the ability to know when to act.
  67. Patience is the ability to know when to act. Catherine Pulsifer



  68. "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



  69. In each step we forge, success quietly waits,
    Actions sculpt fate, unlocking triumph's gates.



  70. 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
    This quote means that kids notice and learn more from what they see than what they hear. The actions and behaviors we show them become a guide for how they behave.



  71. No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
  72. "No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings." William Blake



  73. "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



  74. In the stillness of thought, dreams lay confined,
    But action's embrace sets the spirit to find.



  75. The spiritual life is a call to action. But it is also a call to transformation. Henri Nouwen
    Christian Quotes For Encouragement



  76. "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



  77. A good name, like good will, is got by many actions and lost by one.
  78. "A good name, like good will, is got by many actions and lost by one." Francis Jeffery



  79. "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



  80. Seeds of change sprout only when we water them with action;
    to transform dreams into reality, one must cultivate the garden of action.



  81. "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
    There is always another way to move forward, This quote suggests that instead of giving up when things go wrong, find a different path or solution – take a detour – to reach your goal.



  82. "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



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



  84. Accept responsibility for your own actions
  85. "Accept responsibility for your own actions." Jerry Jenkins, Twelve Things I Want my Kids to Remember
    poems about change



  86. So wish and dream but action take and you will find a dream life you will make. Catherine Pulsifer, Wishing and Dreaming
    Wishing Poems



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


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