Action Quotes

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action

Benjamin Disraeli

The beginning is the half of every action.

Greek proverb

Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud.

Helen Dyer

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.

Anais Nin

When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy

Salman Rushdie

Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.

Conrad Hilton

Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The quality of expectations determines the quality of our action.

Andre Godin

It's time for greatness -- not for greed. It's a time for idealism -- not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action.

Marian Wright Edelman

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.

Tyron Edwards

The reward of all action is to be found in enlightenment.

Bhagavad-Gita

The ethics of excellence are grounded in action - what you actually do, rather than what you say you believe. Talk, as the saying goes, is cheap.

Price Pritchett

The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.

Herbert Spencer

Decision is the spark that ignites action. Until a decision is made, nothing happens.... Decision is the courageous facing of issues, knowing that if they are not faced, problems will remain forever unanswered.

Wilfred A. Peterson

It's time for greatness -- not for greed. It's a time for idealism -- not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action.

Marian Wright Edelman

Dreams grow holy put in action

Adelaide Anne Procter

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.

Joel A. Barker

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese proverb

I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, human liberty as the source of national action, the human heart as the source of national compassion, and in the human mind as the source of our invention and our ideas

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The greatest religious problem today is how to be both a mystic and a militant; in other words how to combine the search for an expansion of inner awareness with effective social action, and how to feel one's true identity in both

Ursula K. LeGuin

Action is the real measure of intelligence.

Napoleon Hill

Justice is truth in action.

Benjamin Disraeli

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 1917

Great leadership does not mean running away from reality. Sometimes the hard truths might just demoralize the company, but at other times sharing difficulties can inspire people to take action that will make the situation better.

John Kotter
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