Action Quotes

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.

Alexander Pope

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.

Anais Nin

We cannot think first and act afterward. From the moment of birth we are immersed in action, and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought.

Alfred North Whitehead

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.

Anais Nin

By the deeds know a man.

African Proverb

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.

Ann Radcliffe

Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.

Aristotle

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.

Alex Noble

Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.

Charles De Gaulle

We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.

Edwin Markham

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus

Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again.

Evelyn Underhill

I am only one,But still I am one. I cannot do everything, But still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

Edward Everett Hale

Every thought I have imprisioned in expression I must free by my deeds.

Kahlil Gibran

Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will.

Frederick Douglass

The most solid comfort one can fall back upon is the thought that the business of one's life is to help in some small way to reduce the sum of ignorance, degradation and misery on the face of this beautiful earth.

George Eliot

The weakest man is the one who is able to correct his moral defects, but doesn't take action.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire

Aristotle

Not result is the purpose of action, but God's eternal delight in becoming, seeing and doing.

Sri Aurobindo

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.

St. Augustine of Hippo

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Updated On : April 17, 2014
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