52 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. You may also be encouraged by our poems about actions speak louder than words.



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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. "It is the nature of thought to find its way into action." Christian Nevell Bovee
    motivational poems



  3. 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



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



  7. 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



  8. Looking for ways to be happy, just take action and help others. Catherine Pulsifer
    quotes about being happy



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



  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. ... 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



  13. Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Adversity Poems



  14. 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



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



  16. The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision
  17. "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



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



  19. 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



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



  21. 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.
  22. 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



  23. 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



  24. Actions are the seed of fate. Harry S Truman
    Fate Quotes



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



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



  28. 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



  29. Hope is a verb with its shirtsleeves rolled up. David Orr
    hope quotes



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



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



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



  34. 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



  35. 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



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



  38. 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



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



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



  41. As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do
  42. "As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do." Andrew Carnegie
    birthday quotes



  43. 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



  44. 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



  45. Dreaming can is the first step to achieving your desires, taking action is the second step to success. Catherine Pulsifer
    success quotes



  46. 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



  47. "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



  48. Patience is the ability to know when to act.
  49. Patience is the ability to know when to act. Catherine Pulsifer
    patience quotes



  50. "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
    poems on life lessons



  51. 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



  52. No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
  53. "No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings." William Blake
    all poems



  54. "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



  55. "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



  56. A good name, like good will, is got by many actions and lost by one.
  57. "A good name, like good will, is got by many actions and lost by one." Francis Jeffery
    mistake quotes



  58. "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 quotes



  59. "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 quotes



  60. "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



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



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



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

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