82 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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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
The garden a place for all to enjoy....it is a place to see nature in action
Catherine Pulsifer, A Garden Can Be
God does not just want you to read the Bible but to take action by loving and serving others
Friendship may lead to an action that helps you way beyond what you expected.
Victoria L. Adenson
Say well is good, but do well is better
Unknown, Do Well
Let us never forget that an act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness.
Maurice Materlinck, Act of Happiness
Poems About Happiness
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
Plans don't change lives, actions do.
Matt Morris, How To Live In The Present Moment
Thankfulness is measured by the number of words. Gratitude is measured by the nature of our actions.
David O. McKay
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
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
You can spark a community. Don’t sit back and wait for one to appear.
Bailey Richardson, Kevin Huynh; Kai Elmer Sotto, Get Together
Take small actions every day toward defeating something that scares you and rejection loses its power.
Scott Allan, Rejection Free
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
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
... in every word and action, trust in God and do the right.
Norman McLeod, Trust In God, And Do The Right
Trust In God
... 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
"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
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
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!
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
May you find direction and clarity in how to move forward.
Emily Maroutian, In Case Nobody Told You
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
"When you are feeling stressed, taking action will result in less stress"
You must help, not balk; for the railer's talk keeps him back in the busy race.
David V. Bush
Be A Booster
Dreaming can is the first step to achieving your desires, taking action
is the second step to success.
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
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.
Poems About Life
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
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.
No one has ever achieved extreme success without being enthusiastic about taking action.
I've never been accused of contemplating to take action; I simply move forward without fanfare or broadcasting.
"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
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.
We should be as careful of our words as of our actions.
Author Unknown, Kind Words
Kind Words Are Like Honey
"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
Patience is the ability to know when to act.
Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.
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
Talk less about the years to come. Give love, and labor more, today.
Alice Cary, Some Days
"Just Do It!"
"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings."
"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
"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
"As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say.
I just watch what they do."
"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
An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
"Do or do not. There is no try."
"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."
I've learned that children's eyes observe more than their ears ever hear and the example we set for them determines their actions.
"The great end of life is not knowledge but action."
Thomas H. Huxley
Journey of Life
"The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention."
"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!
"A good name, like good will, is got by many actions and lost by one."
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
"Often just by taking action, by doing something about the situation
can relieve the stress and help correct the situation."
"You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind."
"Action may not always bring happiness;
but there is no happiness without action."
"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! "
"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
"You can't do everything at once, but you can do something at once."
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
Dare To Be
"Sometimes words just can not express our feelings.
Sometimes our actions are much more meaningful than words."
"Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts
into action is the most difficult thing in the world."
"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility."
"The cure for grief is motion."
Poems About Hope
"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?"
"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."
Poems About Winning
"Thought is action in rehearsal."
"Don't wait for someone to take you under their wing.
Find a good wing and climb up underneath it."
Frank C. Bucaro
"The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something."
"It is the nature of thought to find its way into action."
Christian Nevell Bovee
"The best way you can predict your future is to create it."
"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
"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."
Poem About Life Lessons
"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
"Accept responsibility for your own actions."
Jerry Jenkins, Twelve Things I Want my Kids to Remember
Poems About Change
"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
"If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging."
"'Stop doing' lists are more important that 'to do' lists."
Jim Collins, Good to Great
"The secret to making things happen is not about having a positive attitude. It's about taking positive action."
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".
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