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. Justice is the truth in action. Joseph Joubert
    Poems About Justice



  8. 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



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



  11. 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



  12. Don't fall into the trap of studying the Bible without doing what it says. Francis Chan
    Quotes About The Bible



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



  14. 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



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



  16. My grandparents... loved me so - a love in action they did show. Catherine Pulsifer, In My Heart
    Grandparents Poems



  17. 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



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



  19. Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. Hannah Arendt
    Forgiveness Quotes



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



  23. Always do your best. What you plant now you will harvest later. Og Mandino
    Be The Best Quotes



  24. 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
    Famous Poets



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



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



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



  28. 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



  29. Rather than focus on stress take action to resolve. Catherine Pulsifer, We All Have...But We All Have
    Poems About Stress



  30. 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



  31. 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



  32. 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



  33. 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



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



  36. If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. Dolly Parton
    Legacy Quotes



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



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



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



  40. 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



  41. 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



  42. ... 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



  43. The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision
  44. "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



  45. 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



  46. 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



  47. 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



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



  50. 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



  51. 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



  52. motivational action quotes
  53. "When you are feeling stressed, taking action will result in less stress" Catherine Pulsifer
    Stress Quotes



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



  55. 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



  56. 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.
  57. 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



  58. 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



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



  60. "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



  61. "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



  62. Patience is the ability to know when to act.
  63. Patience is the ability to know when to act. Catherine Pulsifer
    Patience Quotes



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



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



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



  68. "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



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



  74. 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



  75. "The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention." Larry Eisenberg
    Be An Example Quotes



  76. "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



  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
    Mistake Quotes



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



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



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



  83. "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 



  84. "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



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



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



  88. "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



  89. "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



  90. Thought is action in rehearsal.
  91. "Thought is action in rehearsal." Sigmund Freud
    Imagination Quotes



  92. "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



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



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



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



  97. "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



  98. "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



  99. "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



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



  102. "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



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



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



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

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