Action Quotes and Sayings

Enjoy our collection of famous inspirational action quotes and sayings. Taking action is the first step to success! We hope you find these quotes inspirational and they inspire you to take action towards the success you wish in your life.
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The dreams I only thought about, the ones I took no action on, well they are still dreams. But the ones that I took action on, they are now a reality. Catherine Pulsifer

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

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. W. Clement Stone

The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going. Napoleon Hill

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on man unless they act. G. K. Chesterton

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. Calvin Coolidge

Rather than thinking "if and when", start doing, take action, stop talking about "if and when". Catherine Pulsifer

The path to success is to take massive, determined action. Anthony Robbins

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

I think there is something, more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision. Clement Stone

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. Plato

Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. Mother Teresa

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. Thomas Jefferson

The path to success is to take massive, determined action. Tony Robbins

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action. William Shakespeare

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

I'm a woman of very few words, but lots of action. Mae West

Every act of will is an act of self-limitation. To desire action is to desire limitation. In that sense, every act is an act of self-sacrifice. When you choose anything, you reject everything else. G. K. Chesterton

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inspirational action quotes and sayings

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. Theodore Roosevelt

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 all find ourselves in situations that at times seem hopeless. And, we all have the choice to do nothing or take action. Catherine Pulsifer

As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. Mark Twain

Action is the antidote to despair. Joan Baez

As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. Andrew Carnegie

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

After all is said and done, a lot more will have been said than done. Author Unknown

The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement. Alfred Adler

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

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. Peter Marshall

Never mistake motion for action. Ernest Hemingway

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. Confucius

Action is eloquence. William Shakespeare

Personal power is the ability to take action. Anthony Robbins

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

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations. Jean Paul Richter

Action is the real measure of intelligence. Napoleon Hill

Often just by taking action, by doing something about the situation can relieve the stress and help correct the situation. Catherine Pulsifer

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

You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth. Jean Paul Richter

No action, no change. Limited action, limited change.Lots of action - Change occurs. Catherine Pulsifer

You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.
Anthony Robbins

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

Words show the wit of a man, but actions his meaning. Yiddish Proverb

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. Louisa May Alcott

Good actions are never lost. Turkish Proverb

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. Dale Carnegie

Never confuse motion with action. Benjamin Franklin

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

This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in. Charles Dickens

Action expresses priorities. Mohandas Gandhi

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

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow. Dwight Eisenhower

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through. Zig Ziglar

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

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

Don't sit around and talk about what you are going to do - Do it! Kopplin, Dorothea. Something to Live By. Permabooks, 1945, p. 175.

To make progress in any field, you have to take action. But the success of the action you take depends entirely on how you think beforehand. John C. Maxwell, Thinking For A Change