Action Quotes

Baseball serves as a good model for democracy in action: Every player is equally important and each has a chance to be a hero

Edward Abbey

Fix your eye on the ball from the moment the pitcher holds it in his glove. Follow it as he throws to the plate and stay with it until the play is completed. Action takes place only where the ball goes

Bill Klem

Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams.

Fyodor Dostoevski

Basketball, hockey and track meets are action heaped upon action, climax upon climax, until the onlooker's responses become deadened. Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for the unchanging dreams

Roger Kahn

Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills,responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunities for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.

Eric Hoffer

At forty-two I decided to become a photographer because it offered a means of creative thought and action. I didnít rationalize this, I just felt it intuitively and followed my intuition, which I have never regretted.

Wynn Bullock

Pictures are wasted unless the motive power which impelled you to action is strong and stirring.

Berenice Abbott

Never confuse motion with action.

Benjamin Franklin

Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Compassionate action involves working with ourselves as much as working with others.

Pema Chodron

Every human action, whether it has become positive or negative, must depend on motivation.

Tenzin Gyatso

Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both

John Andrew Holmes

The more there are riots, the more repressive action will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society.

Martin Luther King Jr

The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory.

George Eliot

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 used to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.

Gore Vidal

Good managers have a bias for action.

Thomas J Peters

Whatever pleases You is a pure action of karma.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

When you worry, you go over the same ground endlessly and come out the same place you started. Thinking, on the other hand, makes progress from one place to another. ... The problem of life is to change worry into thinking, and anxiety into creative action.

Harold B. Walker

High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.

Robert H. Schuller

The purpose of man is in action not thought.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Persistence of action comes from persistence of vision.

Steve Pavlina

Willpower is your ability to set a course of action and say, “Engage!”

Steve Pavlina

Self-discipline is the ability to get yourself to take action regardless of your emotional state.

Steve Pavlina
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