Action quotes page 1
The universe likes speed. Don't delay, don't second-guess, don't doubt.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.
Not what I have but what I do is my kingdom.
The most important actions are never comfortable. Fortunately, it is possible to condition
yourself to discomfort and overcome it.
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
Almost every problem people face in their careers and other aspects of their lives - such as
failed diets, marriages, and financial problems - are all the result of not taking enough action.
Go out on a limb. That's where the fuit is.
Thoughts lead on to purposes. Purposes go forth in action. Actions form habits. Habits decide
character. And character fixes our destiny.
Idleness and lack of occupation tend - nay are dragged - towards evil.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Deeds are fruits, words are but leaves.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
It is not enough to be busy. The question is: what are we busy about?
Henry David Thoreau
Never mistake motion for action.
Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Think globally, act locally.
Making mistakes is the privilege of the active. It is always the mediocre people who are
negative, who spend their time proving that they were not wrong.
Men must be decided on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor
in what they ought to do.
An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.
Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will
miraculously transform your whole life.
Heaven and hell is right now - you make it heaven or you make it hell by your actions.
Our worth is always determined by our deeds, not by our good intentions, however noble.
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.
G. K. Chesterton
Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.
You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.
Actions change things. Nothing else by the way. Actions change things. Wishful thinking is
not a strategy for success. Hope is not a strategy for success. Work! Work! You prove to me
that you mean it when you change your actions. You prove to yourself that you mean it when
you change your actions.
Men of action are favored by the goddess of good luck.
George S. Clason
Knowledge fueled by emotion equals action.
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
Unfortunately, busyness seems to be a prized trait in our culture - as if the more activities,
events, hobbies, committees, appointments, meetings, and responsibilities we can jam into
our schedules, the better people we are... Minimalist living is the opposite. We've been
learning how to say "no," eliminate the excess, consolidate, standardize, and delegate not so
we can get more done - but so we have less to do.
Always act as if others were watching.
Any bozo can start something. It takes a badass to finish.
We have this weird thing in the world where you don't get insulted for what you do, you get
insulted for who you are.