Action Quotes and Sayings

Posted by Brian

Action refers to a physical movement that a person do. Action also has a lot of other meanings e.g. an action movie means a movie full of fighting scenes, and a collective action means work done by more than one person. Here we have a collection of action quotes and sayings written by well-known authors, hope you all will in joy them.

Action Quotes and Sayings

A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.

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

Action is eloquence.

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

Action worships the deed.

Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve.

Action is the antidote to despair.

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

Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.

Deliberation is a function of the many; action is the function of one.

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

In a word, neither death, nor exile, nor pain, nor anything of this kind is the real cause of our doing or not doing any action, but our inward opinions and principles.

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

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

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.

Never mistake motion for action.

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.

Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.

One’s action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be a mere rushing on.

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.

To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.

The first principal of nonviolent action is that of noncooperation with everything humiliating.

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.

Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.

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.

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.

We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.


  • S. Woodard said:

    Well done is better than well said.
    – Benjamin Franklin

  • Nyako said:

    The shortest answer is doing.
    – Lord Herbert

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