Thursday, May 12, 2011

Taking Action Quotes

These quotes are particularly for anyone who is finding that taking action is hard.  They will be inspirational in helping you to find courage to do what is necessary, no matter how difficult the task.  

“Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.” Hannah Arendt Quotes

“The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation…the hand is the cutting edge of the mind.” Jacob Bronowski Quotes

“Action is worry’s worst enemy.” American Proverb

“Action without thought is like shooting without aim.”  American Proverb

“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold water becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.” Leonardo Davinci Quotes

“But men must know, that in this theatre of man’s life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.” Francis Bacon Quotes

“He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence.” William Blake Quotes

“It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.” Charlotte Bronte Quotes

“Drastic action may be costly, but it can be less expensive than continuing inaction.”  Richard E. Neustadt

“Action and Becoming are one.” Meister Eckhart Quotes

“I like things to happen; and if they don’t happen, I like to make them happen.” Winston Churchill

“Right action is freedom, from past and future also.” T.S. Elliot Quotes

“Reward of an act is to have done it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

“By inwardness alone we do not come close to God.  The purest intentions, the finest sense of devotion, the noblest spiritual aspirations are fatuous when not realized in action.” Abraham Joshua Heschel

“Never confuse movement with action.” Ernest Hemingway Quotes

“Action is basically a reaction against loss of balance-a flailing of the arms to regain ones balance.  To dispose a soul to action we must upset its equilibrium.” Eric Hoffer Quotes

“To act is to affirm the worth of an end.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Quotes

“Action follow conviction, not knowledge.” Pierre Lacomte du Nouy Quotes

“Only those who themselves go into action now can make appeals for action.” Lenin Quotes

“Let every action aim solely at the common good.” Marcus Aurelius Quotes

“We are born to act.” Marcus Auraelius Quotes

“Actions will be judged according to intentions.” Muhammad Quotes

“Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Action is eloquence.” Shakespeare

“Be content  to act, and leave the talking to others.” Baltasar Gracian Quotes

“Things don’t turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.” James A. Garfield Quotes

“I begin to think that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life.  Man was made for action and for bustle, too, I believe.” Abigail Adams Quotes

These are just some of the many quotes on taking action.  You can find a list of other quotes you may be interested in by taking a look at the table of contents below.

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