Action Quotes

Be inspired by our collection of action quotes and sayings, taking action is the one thing that YOU can do to change your life.


"We all find ourselves in situations that at times seem hopeless. And, we all have the choice to do nothing or take action."
Hope   |  


"Continuing forward, we now know some ground steps to begin to inspire greatness in those among us. We must practice what we preach and set the tone at the top with our own actions and behaviors."
Nathan Neil, Inspire Greatness: Building Leaders and Encouraging Success
Inspirational Quotes  |  


"When we survey our lives and endeavors, we soon observe that almost the whole of our actions and desires is bound up with the existence of other human beings."
Albert Einstein, Ideas And Opinions
Helping Others   |  


Ideas without action are worthless. Harvey Mackay
"Ideas without action are worthless."
Harvey Mackay
Left Behind   |  


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


"If Martin Luther King, Jr., was an apostle of love, he was no less an apostle of action."
Coretta Scott King
Martin Luther King Jr.   |  


"I daresay some would never get their eyes opened if it were not for a violent shock from the consequences of their own actions."
George Eliot
Decision   |  


"Circumstances change. Actions that lead to success today will contribute to failure tomorrow. The level of impact created by your actions is directly determined by the context in which those actions were performed."
Ryan Caradonna, Jake Caines, Debunking the Leadership Myth: The Story of Conscious Leadership
Success   |  


"The most common excuse that we like to give for not taking action is time. Many people feel like there are simply not enough hours in the day to get things done."
S. J. Scott, Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less
Time   |  


Wishes don't change the world; it's actions that do this business!  Israelmore Ayivor
"A little deed done very well is better than a mighty plan kept on paper, undone. Wishes don't change the world; it's actions that do this business!"
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365
Motivation   |  


"An action is the perfection and publication of thought. A right action seems to fill the eye, and to be related to all nature."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Famous   |  


"We are responsible for what we are, and we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act."
Swami Vivekananda
Wishes   |  


"I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts."
Og Mandino
Good   |  


"Good actions are never lost."
Turkish Proverb
Proverbs   |


"You're a doer, because you're prepared to make the necessary effort to translate your dream into action."
Paul McCabe
Effort   |  


The best-known cure for the fear of failure is action - that's right, action. Byron Pulsifer
"The best-known cure for the fear of failure is action - that's right, action. The aspect of taking action helps to quiet nerves and can lead to even minor accomplishments."
Byron Pulsifer
Failure   |


"What I learned is that each of us matters in another person's life as long as we take a small action."
Kathy LeMay, The Generosity Plan: Sharing Your Time, Treasure, and Talent to Shape the World
Generorsity   |


"Sometimes our actions are much more meaningful than words. A hug can sometimes express more than our words will ever express. Sometimes, just being there to listen is more meaningful and helpful to people."
Catherine Pulsifer
Listening  |  


"Stay focused and don't allow distractions to fill your mind or derail you from taking continued action."
Byron Pulsifer
Focus   |  


Every little word we say to someone, affects them and their actions. And in turn, that someone will affect another; and so forth and so forth.
Elm Valle, Soul Ascension: A Journey of Insights
Words of Encouragement   |  


When all else fails, remember that certain fears can create action as well. It is not always a fear of an activity. Sometimes it is a fear of the results of inactivity.
Brian Cagneey, Fear: The 7 Laws Of Fear
Fear  |  


If I take action, Iím at least more likely to succeed than if I stay stranded in my comfort zone. Jeff Kooz
If I take action, I'm at least more likely to succeed than if I stay stranded in my comfort zone.
Jeff Kooz, Greater Balance, Greater Reward
Comfort Zone   |  


"Words are from the lips, actions are from the heart."
Rashida Costa, 365 Days Smarter: Get Through Your Year Successfully With These 365 Quotes
Inspirational Sayings   |  


By focusing on actionable steps that you can take instead of worrying about things that are out of your control, you can succeed in areas that would have previously been difficult.
Morris Pratt, The Secret of Positive Thinking
Worry   |  


Christmas is an opportunity to live your faith through actions.
Henry Owen, How to Have a Green Christmas
Christmas   |  


Watch those around you, take notice of your own actions, and make your life better by understanding others and yourself better.
Brian Scott, Body Language 101: Finally Understand How To Read And Send Non Verbal Body Cues
Life   |  


Resist the urge to solve someone else's problem. They need to learn for themselves. Give them suggestions and perhaps limits but let them take their own action.
Meir Liraz, Small Business Management: Essential Ingredients for Success
Problem   |  


Choose how you want your life to be and then start taking action on it.  Joe Gaebel
Choose how you want your life to be and then start taking action on it. Everyone is capable of growth at any skill, and that means that you can learn how to create connection in your life.
Joe Gaebel, Bridging the Gap Between Strangers: A Guide for Creating Meaningful Relationships and Deep Connections
Choices   |


You do not write your life with words. . . You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.
Patrick Ness
Making A Difference   |


Negative thoughts bring negative actions while positive thoughts bring positive actions. Sometimes it also helps to take a break.
Michael Bennett, The 33 Golden Rules: Success For Golden Agers
Positive   |  


To cure fear, you must take action. Action cures fear.
Martin Dasko, Failure To Launch No More: The Crash Course For Following Through On All Goals
Your Weakness   |  


Some people have the personal fortitude to start taking action to accomplish their conscious dreams while others do no more than talk about it, think about it, but take no concrete action to even start.
Byron Pulsifer, Dreams Are For Living
Accomplishment   |  


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
Confidence   |  


The key to overcome worry is to take action Byron Pulsifer
The key to overcome worry is to take action and you can't take action if you sit around and mope about it or stay in bed using up valuable time that could be dedicated to resolving whatever is bothering you.
Byron Pulsifer, Stop Worrying
Complaining   |  


One of the powerful tools that human beings possess is their words. It is said that words are mightier than a sword and that's true since words are capable of dictating your feelings, behaviors, beliefs and your actions.
Jason Mainsons, Communication: An Easy How To Communicate Guide For Beginners
Communication   |  


Those who wait to take action until they find themselves in a desperate situation face more difficulties than they need to. They are also then under the stress of the challenge they are facing.
Catherine Pulsifer, What Motivates You
Challenge   |  


Anger is something that we all need to avoid when possible. Find ways to control your anger as by reacting with anger is truly to expensive - once you say or do something it is often hard to retract your words or actions.
Catherine Pulsifer
Anger   |  


When you take a positive action a positive feeling generally follows it, which is then most likely followed by another positive action and the upward spiral continues. Cyd Casados
When you take a positive action a positive feeling generally follows it, which is then most likely followed by another positive action and the upward spiral continues.
Cyd Casados, The Daily Action Plan
Positive Attitude   |  


But, not all situations call for patience; instead, some situations demand that action be taken immediately - this action does not necessarily imply that you are temper driven, or verbally hostile. It means, instead, that you address the situation with considerate action but action that delivers a very strong and clear message of what is required or needed.
Catherine Pulsifer, Patience Tested
Patience   |  


Why do New Years Resolutions fail? Mainly, because they are only a statement, or what we wish for in the coming year. There are usually no action plans, no deadlines, no back up plans. Sometimes they are unrealistic resolutions, with no other thought or plans beside the statement.
Catherine Pulsifer, New Years Achievements
Happy New Year   |  


Every action step you plan to take needs to be taken, not skipped, not put off till you feel like it, or when you've got the time. You need to keep your vision of what your future will look like clearly in view, as well as what your life will look like IF you don't carry on with your plan.
Byron Pulsifer, Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained
Future   |  


Dreams pass into the reality of action. Anais Nin
Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the action stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
Anais Nin
Dream   |  


Failure is what many people fear so much that they don't even take action.
Vic Johnson, Failure Is Never Final: How To Bounce Back BIG From Any Defeat
Mistake   |  


Mercy is not just a feeling. It is love in action.
Rick Warren
Love   |  


It is 'action' that erodes or replaces worry. As I have said before, worry doesn't accomplish anything but action does.
Catherine Pulsifer, Communication Apprehension
Top Ten Quotes on Worry   |  


Rather than wait for the customer to call back, a bias toward action says to reach out to the customer first. A bias toward action is the proactive ingredient in customer care.
Anne MacKeigan, Customer Service the Sandler Way: 48 Rules for Strategic Customer Care
Customer Service   |  


There is no doubt that the advances throughout history did not take place with one massive action. Each particular advance started with a thought or a dream. From this mind initiated beginning came the desire to set in motion a series of actions that would advance whatever that dream or thought was.
Catherine Pulsifer, Take Action
Inspirational Thoughts   |  


Action without a plan is called failure. Action with a plan is called success. Tony A. Gaskins Jr.
Action without a plan is called failure. Action with a plan is called success.
Tony A. Gaskins Jr., The Road to Destiny: Your New Year's Resolution
Destiny   |  


"Words may show a man's wit, but actions his meaning."
Benjamin Franklin
Knowledge   |  


We should all read the Bible. But there is more to it than just reading. The Bible's real power comes when we put its' words into action. And, while you may put His word into action, you should also realize that some will think you are strange, or odd because you do not conform to the ways of the world.
Catherine Pulsifer, Trusting God And Not This World
Quotes about God   |  


It's believed that your behavior and actions on the first day of the year sets a precedent for all the days that follow.
Paul K. Stevens, Vintage New Year
New Year Wishes   |  

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