A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear-sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerally of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action.
Best Quotes about Action
Between eighteen and twenty, life is like an exchange where one buys stocks, not with money, but with actions. Most men buy nothing.
Solve it. Solve it quickly, solve it right or wrong. If you solve it wrong, it will come back and slap you in the face, and then you can solve it right. Lying dead in the water and doing nothing is a comfortable alternative because it is without risk, but it is an absolutely fatal way to manage a business.
Watson, Thomas J.
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
We are born to action; and whatever is capable of suggesting and guiding action has power over us from the first.
Cooley, Charles Horton
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
When we don't have what we like, we must like what we have.
He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.
Let your performance do the thinking.
Brown Jr., H. Jackson
If you act like you know what you're doing, you can do anything you want -- except neurosurgery.
No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
Fosdick, Harry Emerson
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
The search for the perfect venture can turn into procrastination. Your idea may or may not have merit. The key is to get started.
A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.
He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
Clarke, James Freeman
There's as much risk in doing nothing as in doing something.
It's no good agreeing with a person who can't make up his mind.
The odds of hitting your target go up dramatically when you aim at it.
One of the best lessons children learn through video games is standing still will get them killed quicker than anything else.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
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.
Stone, W. Clement
Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.
Gaulle, Charles De
From small beginnings come great things.
You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought.
The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.
Frieseke, Frederick (Carl)
Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.
People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted.
Don't be a spectator, don't let life pass you by.
But their intervention makes our acts to serve ever less merely the immediate claims of our instincts.
Logic will not change an emotion, but action will.
He who limps is still walking.
Lec, Stanislaw J.
It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Effective action is always unjust.
Many are called but few get up.
One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be.
When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isn't a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last --but eat you he will.
The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs
It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.
How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive o all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.
Inge, Dean William R.
Don't think, just do.
Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.
All rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full.
If you start soon enough, you won't have to run to catch up.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
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