Quotes About Action

Life without some action is just empty talk. Usually, people who talk a lot, do little. We all experienced that. But life ought to be something different - full of action and acomplishments. Following quotes and sayings about action are pure realization of this fact. These quotes thought me to act more and talk less. This is the only way to get things done. And "done" is much, much better...

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"He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches." George Bernard Shaw

"My personal philosophy is not to undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible." Edwin Land

"I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it." Pablo Picasso

"Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, 'What happened?'" Unknown author

"Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all." Norman Vincent Peale

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

"Well done is better than well said." Benjamin Franklin

"The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore." Dale Carnegie

"The truth of the matter is, we always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it." Norman Schwarzkopf

"Action without planning is the cause of every failure." Brian Tracy

"Inaction is the greatest risk of all." Tim Ferriss

"We can also do nothing. We can pretend rather than perform. And if the idea of having to change ourselves makes us uncomfortable, we can remain as we are. We can choose rest over labor, entertainment over education, delusion over truth, and doubt over confidence." Jim Rohn

"In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing." Theodore Roosevelt

"Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly." Robert H. Schuller

"There are three ways to get something done; do it yourself, hire someone, or forbid your kids to do it." Mona Crane

"You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone, which can become a watered-down, occasional hope that you'll get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless." Caroline Myss

"Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill." Christopher Parker

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming asks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." Mark Twain

"Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past." Tyron Edwards

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then... do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen." Lee Iacocca

"I just wake up and say: 'You're a bum, go do something worthwhile today.'" Garth Brooks

"They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed." Socrates

"One's objective should be to get it right, get it quick, get it out, and get it over. You see, your problem won't improve with age." Warren Buffett

"If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Thomas Edison

"Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing." Thomas Jefferson

"Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl." Benjamin Jowett

"It's not enough to be busy... the question is: what are we busy about?" Henry David Thoreau

"Donít sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!" C. J. Walker

"Any day we wish; we can discipline ourselves to change it all. Any day we wish, we can open the book that will open our mind to new knowledge. Any day we wish, we can start a new activity. Any day we wish, we can start the process of life change. We can do it immediately, or next week, or next month, or next year." Jim Rohn

"Often he who does too much does too little." Italian proverb

"So many fail because they don't get started - they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin." W. Clement Stone

"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory." Freidrich Engels

"There is no happiness without progression. There is no progression without movement. Start a movement!" Unknown author

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." Martin Luther King

"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." Herman Melville

"It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?" Friedrich Nietzsche

"The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. Itís as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer." Nolan Bushnell

"There are two levers that set a man in motion, fear and self-interest." Napoleon Bonaparte

"Ask for forgiveness, not permission." Tim Ferriss

"Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking." William B. Sprague

"The most important actions are never comfortable." Tim Ferriss

"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." Samuel Johnson

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Wayne Gretzky

"You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind." Unknown author

"You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act." Barbara Hall

"A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions." Confucius

"Act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done by hesitation." Thomas Henry Huxley

"What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do." John Ruskin

"To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three people, two of whom are absent." Robert Copeland

"All the woulda-coulda-shouldas layin' in the sun, talkin' 'bout the things they woulda-coulda-shoulda done... But all those woulda-coulda-shouldas all ran away and hid from one little did." Shel Silverstein

"The great end of life is not knowledge but action." T. H. Huxley

"There are generations yet unborn, whose very lives will be shifted and shaped by the moves you make and the actions you take." Andy Andrews

"Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good." Malcolm Gladwell

"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs." Henry Ford

"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." Unknown author

"To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult." Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act." Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them." Benjamin Jowett

"The most important think in ife is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will'. Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilites as probabilites." David Copperfield

"He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Tomorrow becomes never. No matter how small the task, take the first step now." Tim Ferriss

"If you want something you never had before, you've got to do something you have never done before." Drina Reed


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