Action Quotes

'Taking action is the only way to win the world. Knowledge, study and experience are nothing without action. It keeps you busy, satisfied and motivated. Here are some inspiring quotes about action'

Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve.
~Tehyi Hsieh

Action is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.
~Oscar Wilde

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.
~Walter Anderson

The shortest answer is doing.
~Lord Herbert

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.
~Alfred Adler

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. ~John Locke

A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.
~Arabian Proverb

An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
~Arnold Glasow

Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action.
~Brendan Francis

Well done is better than well said.
~Benjamin Franklin

Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out.
~Italian Proverb

After all is said and done, a lot more will have been said than done.
~Anonymous

When deeds speak, words are nothing.
~African Proverb

As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. ~Andrew Carnegie

All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them but confront them.
~William F. Halsey

The best way out of a problem is through it.
~Anonymous

I believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things.
~William J. Lock

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
~Peter Marshall

Never mistake motion for action.
~Ernest Hemingway

Action is eloquence.
~William Shakespeare

There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
~Mignon McLaughlin

Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it.
~Zig Ziglar

Note to self: finding a cool quote and writing it in your journal is not a substitute for Getting. It. Done.
~Betsy CaƱas Garmon

A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion.
~Washington Irving

Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold - but so does a hard-boiled egg.
~Anonymous

Never act until you have clearly answered the question: "What happens if I do nothing?"
~Robert Brault

In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not be wise in words - be wise in deeds.
~Jewish Proverb

One's action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be a mere rushing on.
~D.H. Lawrence

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
~Mark Twain

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
~James Baldwin

Men expect too much, do too little.
~Allen Tate

When it seems that something can't be done, start it, and see if the rest of it can be done.
~Robert Brault

People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.
~Lewis Cass

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
~Calvin Coolidge

If ifs were gifts, every day would be Christmas.
~Charles Barkley

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
~Edmund Burke

Talk doesn't cook rice.
~Chinese Proverb

Doing things is not the same as getting things done.
~Jared Silver

The trick to getting things done is to list things to do in doable order.
~Robert Brault

He liked to go from A to B without inventing letters between.
~John McPhee

The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.
~Beethoven, Wagner

We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts.
~Harold Nicolson

Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
~Baltasar Gracian

All know the way; few actually walk it.
~Bodhidharma

Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.
~Nicolas de Chamfort

The first step binds one to the second.
~French Proverb

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on man unless they act.
~G.K. Chesterton

If your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.
~Henry J. Kaiser

Deliberation is a function of the many; action is the function of one.
~Charles de Gaulle

Action is the antidote to despair.
~Joan Baez

Ironically, making a statement with words is the least effective method.
~Grey Livingston
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