There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.
An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.
Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. And honour the reward of action.
If a wise man behaves prudently, how can he be overcome by his enemies? Even a single man, by right action, can overcome a host of foes.
Politics ... regarded as the study and pursuit of the true, enduring good of a community, as the application of great and unchangeable principles to public affairs, is a noble sphere of thought and action; but politics, in its common sense, or considered as the invention of temporary shifts, as the playing of a subtle game, as the tactics of party for gaining power and the spoils of office, and for elevating one set of men above another, is a paltry and debasing concern.
The government is tottering. We must deal it the death blow an any cost. To delay action is the same as death.
A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.
In action be primitive; in foresight, a strategist.
Man punishes the action, but God the intention.
A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention.
If you ever come to feel any doubt of my character or of my heartfelt devotion to you... the title of Father of My Country will give me no additional honor, but will be a reproach to you, either for your hasty action in conferring the appellation upon me, or for your inconsistency in changing your estimate of my character.
One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
Unlike femininity, relaxed masculinity is at bottom empty, a limp nullity. While the female body is full of internal potentiality, the male is internally barren.... Manhood at the most basic level can be validated and expressed only in action.
There can be no richer man or woman than the individual who has found his or her labor of love. Personal fulfillment through the virtue of work is the highest form of desire. Work is the conduit between the supply and the demand of all human needs, the forerunner of human progress, and the medium by which the imagination is given the wings of action. A labor of love is exalted because it provides joy and self-expression to those who perform it.
All my life as an artist I have asked myself: What pushes me continually to make sculpture? I have found the answer. art is an action against death. It is a denial of death.
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.
The first principal of nonviolent action is that of noncooperation with everything humiliating.
I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.
It is not acceptable that we continue to see thousands of acres burn because of forest fires, because of poor management on our forests, big kill, and we have these catastrophic situations take place when we are not able to take action.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
Sir, I say that justice is truth in action.
If doubt is challenging you and you do not act, doubts will grow. Challenge the doubts with action and you will grow. Doubt and action are incompatible.
Our world has changed over the years because new ideas were acted upon.
People may not have had all the answers, but as they began to take action, the answers became clear!