Action Quotes

The earth is warming at an alarming rate, we are running out of fossil fuels, and it is long past time for us to take action to correct these problems.

Bill Clinton

Climate change is such a huge issue that it requires strong, concerted, consistent and enduring action by governments.

Peter Garrett

You had that action and counteraction which, in the natural and in the political world, from the reciprocal struggle of discordant powers draws out the harmony of the universe.

Edmund Burke

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.

Saskya Pandita

What is this true meditation? It is to make everything: coughing, swallowing, waving the arms, motion, stillness, words, action, the evil and the good, prosperity and shame, gain and loss, right and wrong, into one single koan


Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation. And honour the reward of action.

Francis Quarles

Action and care will in time wear down the strongest frame, but guilt and melancholy are poisons of quick dispatch.

Thomas Paine

Modern man believes he is fruitful and productive when his ego is aggressively affirmed, when he is visibly active, and when his action produces obvious results.

Thomas Merton

For every action there is an equal and opposite government program

Bob Wells

There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action

Bertrand Russell

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action

George Washington

Words mean nothing. Action is the only thing. Doing. That's the only thing.

Ernest Gaines

A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.

Ayn Rand

Doing just a little bit during the time we have available puts you that much further ahead than if you took no action at all.

Byron Pulsifer

An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.

Joseph Conrad
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