64 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' intension - 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.


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



  2. 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



  3. action quotes for life
  4. Plans don't change lives, actions do.
    Matt Morris, How To Live In The Present Moment
    Short Quotes



  5. ... 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



  6. 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



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



  10. You may not consider yourself as a contributor to humanity, but know that every action creates some effect on the fabric of human consciousness whether you are aware of it or not.
    Michael Hetherington, 15 Sure Signs That You Are On The Right Path
    Inspirational Poems



  11. 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



  12. 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



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



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



  17. 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



  18. 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



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



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



  21. Actions Speak Louder Than Words
  22. And next time you have an incredible idea,
    Don't just think about it, make it a reality.
    Julie Hebert, Words Without Actions
    Actions Speak Louder Than Words



  23. "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



  24. "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



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



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



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



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



  29. "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



  30. "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



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



  32. "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



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



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



  35. "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



  36. 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



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



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



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



  40. "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



  41. "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



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



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



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



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



  46. "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 



  47. "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



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



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



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



  51. "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



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



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



  54. "Thought is action in rehearsal."
    Sigmund Freud
    Imagination Quotes



  55. "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



  56. "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



  57. "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



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



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



  60. "The best way you can predict your future is to create it."
    Stephen Covey
    Treasured Memories



  61. "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



  62. "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



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



  64. "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



  65. "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



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



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



  68. "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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