Action Quotes

In any conflict, your fate will depend on your action. Do not destroy oil wells, a source of wealth that belongs to the Iraqi people. Do not obey any command to use weapons of mass destruction against anyone, including the Iraqi people. War crimes will be prosecuted. War criminals will be punished. And it will be no defense to say, "I was just following orders."

George Walker Bush

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that action, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment to friends; and that the most liberal professions of good-will are very far from being the surest marks of it.

George Washington

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.

Walter Anderson

The realization that life is absurd and cannot be an end, but only a beginning. This is a truth nearly all great minds have taken as their starting point. It is not this discovery that is interesting, but the consequences and rules of action drawn from it.

Albert Camus

There is nothing more fearful than ignorance in action.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.

Jane Addams

The theatre is supremely fitted to say: Behold! These things are. Yet most dramatists employ it to say: This moral truth can be learned from beholding this action.

Thornton Wilder

We need a type of theatre which not only releases the feelings, insights and impulses possible within the particular historical field of human relations in which the action takes place, but employs and encourages those thoughts and feelings which help transform the field itself.

Bertolt Brecht

The essential difference between emotion and reason is that emotion leads to action while reason leads to conclusions.

Donald Calne

There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say.

Martin Buber

Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law.

St. Jerome

A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.

Jawaharlal Nehru

A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.

Jawaharlal Nehru

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.

Gore Vidal

It is necessary to correct the error that vegetarianism has made us weak in mind, or passive or inert in action. I do not regard flesh-food as necessary at any stage.

Mahatma Gandhi

It is with pious fraud as with a bad action; it begets a calamitous necessity of going on.

Thomas Paine

Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design.

Adam Ferguson

Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.

Jules Renard

Trust the man who hesitates in his speech and is quick and steady in action, but beware of long arguments and long beards.

George Santayana

Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?

Arthur Miller

The longer you’re not taking action the more money you’re losing.

Carrie Wilkerson

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Decisive inventions and discoveries always are initiated by an intellectual or moral stimulus as their actual motivating force, but, usually, the final impetus to human action is given by material impulses ... merchants stood as a driving force behind the heroes of the age of discovery; this first heroic impulse to conquer the world emanated from very mortal forces

Stefan Zweig

Don't think of problems as difficulties. Think of them as opportunities for action.

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