Action quotes page 2
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
Self-Discipline: How close your day-to-day behavior reflects the person you wish to be.
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we
are moving; we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must
sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.
Life does not consist in thinking, it consists in acting.
Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.
All growth depends upon activity. There is no developement physically or intellectually
without effort, and effort means work.
Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen;
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci
We have become more and more not a nation of athletes but a nation of spectators.
John F. Kennedy
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes
Alexander Graham Bell
Strong reasons make strong actions.
William Shakespeare, King John
Nothing happens until something moves.
Without a purpose nothing should be done.
Men must be decided on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor on
what they ought to do.
He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise - begin!
A non-doer is very often a critic... someone who sits back and watches doers, and then
waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing. It's easy to be a critic, but being a doer
requires effort, risk, and change.
A man can only be judged by his actions, and not by his good intentions or his beliefs.
It is not so much what you believe in that matters, as the way in which you believe it and
proceed to translate that belief into action.
Do not spend any time in day dreaming or castle building; hold to the one vision of what you
want, and act now.
Wallace D. Wattles
It is incumbent that your thoughts, words, and deeds match up. This is a higher standard
than held by the mob.
As many arrows, loosed several ways, come to one mark... so may a thousand
afoot, end in one purpose.
William Shakespeare, Henry V
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of
action, not reaction.
Rita Mae Brown
To be idle is a short road to death and to be dilligent is a way of life.
Foolish people are idle, wise people are dilligent.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
You have to do stuff that average people don't understand because those are the only
Considering how foolishly people act and how pleasantly they prattle, perhaps it would
better for the world if they talked more and did less.
William Somerset Maugham
The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.
St. Francis of Assisi
Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there
those that sang best.
Henry van Dyke
Let him that would move the world, first move himself.