Action Quotes

Consciously or unconsciously we all strive to make the kind of a world we like.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.

Jane Addams

I will die like a true-blue rebel. Don't waste any time in mourning

Joe Hil

That action is best which provides the greatest happiness for the greatest number.

Francis Hutcheson

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Leo Tolstoy

Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.

Pearl S. Buck

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Instead of saying that man is the creature of circumstance, it would be nearer the mark to say that man is the architect of circumstance.

Thomas Carlyle

Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.

Rosa Parks

Rather than idleness of people, it is the activeness of people that turns the wheels of the struggle.


Words that do not match deeds are unimportant.

Ernesto Che Guevara

Our every action is a battle cry against imperialism, and a battle hymn for the people's unity against the great enemy of mankind: the United States of America. Wherever death may surprise us, let it be welcome, provided that this, our battle cry, may have reached some receptive ear, that another hand may be extended to wield our weapons, and that other men be ready to intone our funeral dirge with the staccato singing of the machine guns and new battle cries of war and victory.

Ernesto Che Guevara

Persistence of action comes from persistence of vision.

Steve Pavlina

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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