Quotes About Action

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Action Quotes and Sayings
To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
Isaac Newton

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.
Napoleon Hill

We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.

A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.
Franz Kafka

Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
Theodore Roosevelt

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Goals help you channel your energy into action.
Les Brown

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth.
Evelyn Waugh

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
Henri Bergson

Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Charles de Gaulle

Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.
Abu Bakr

A man is not good or bad for one action.
Thomas Fuller

Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
Thomas Carlyle

Justice is the truth in action.
Joseph Joubert

Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.
Eric Hoffer

For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt

The test of any man lies in action.

Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.

A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
Jawaharlal Nehru
Action quotes and phrases

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Francis Bacon

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
Peter Drucker

Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.
Virginia Woolf

Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
William James

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.
Mother Teresa

All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.
Sai Baba

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.
Henry Miller