Action Quotes

When I take action, Im not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. Its going to be decisive.

George Walker Bush

Right action is better than knowledge; but in order to do what is right, we must know what is right.

Charlemagne

If I give up the viewpoint of action, my perfect nakedness is revealed to me.

Georges Bataille

Surely only correct understanding could lead to correct action.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Our planet's alarm is going off, and it is time to wake up and take action!

Leonardo DiCaprio

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

Vision without action is daydreaming and action without vision is a nightmare.

Anon

Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny.

Alfred A. Montapert

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change from below, the formulation of demands from the populace to end unacceptable injustice, supported by direct action, has played a far larger part in shaping British democracy than most constitutional lawyers, political commentators, historians or statesmen have ever cared to admit. Direct action in a democratic society is fundamentally an educational exercise.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

What happens when bosses ignore memos from subordinates? The country is now learning the answer to that question in a most painful way. On July 10, 2001, an FBI agent in Phoenix [Arizona] wrote a memo raising serious concerns about Middle Eastern men attending U.S. flight schools. The memo never made its way up the chain of command, and no action was taken.

Richard Behar

Art is the principal way in which the human mind has tried to remake the world in a way that makes sense. The carefully edited, slow-motion, action replay of a rugby tackle, a car crash or a sex act has more significance than the original event. Thanks to virtual reality, we will soon be moving into a world where a heightened super-reality will consist entirely of action replays, and reality will therefore be all the more rich and meaningful.

James Graham Ballard

One cannot use an evil action with reference to a good intention.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.

Bergen Evans
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