Action Quotes

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Noble bold is an accident of fortune; noble actions characterize the great
Carlo Goldoni

To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success. And success? What is it? I do not find it in the applause of the theatre. It lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment.
Anna Pavlova

A good action is never lost; it is a treasure laid up and guarded for the doer's need.
Edwin Markham

Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
Socrates

There is no defence for my actions which I sincerely regret. [on an affair with nanny Daisy Wright]
Jude Law

Our actions are our own; their consequences belong to Heaven
St Francis Of Assisi

The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.
John Hancock

I was determined that no British government should be brought down by the action of two tarts.
Harold McMillan

I come from a broken home and I didn't appreciate Katie Hopkin's actions. I don't think sleeping with married men is a good idea.
Simon Ambrose

Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.
Gillian Anderson

Uefa should take as strong action as it is allowed to do.
Mark Hughes

What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
Sigmund Freud

The path of weakness and inaction [describing John Kerry]
George W Bush

The action replay showed it to be worse than it actually was!
Ron Atkinson

Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
Albert Camus

One gets tired of the role critics are supposed to have in this culture: It's like being the piano player in a whorehouse; you don't have any control over the action going on upstairs.
Robert Hughes

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

Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.
Kwame Nkrumah

Justice is truth in action.
Benjamin Disraeli

We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
Ronald Reagan

All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.
Carl Sandburg

A man's action is only a picture book of his creed.
Sir Arthur Helps

Most of our history in space has been communicated in terms of action - what people do, a chronological list of events which have transpired - as opposed to the human experience of having done those things.
Story Musgrave

A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it (Maid In Waiting)
John Galsworthy

Don't just work
for the money; that will bring only limited satisfaction.
Kathy Ireland

He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
Henry Ward Beecher

Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth.
Evelyn Waugh

It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past.
Karl Von Clausewitz

That is totally unacceptable to us and we have no option but to lodge a formal complaint [on the actions of football agent Peter Harrison]
Keith Lamb

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

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 Junior

I was annoyed and I was crying [her honest reaction to losing a tennis match at the US Open]
Shahar Peer

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction: or, the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts. (Principia Mathematica)
Sir Isaac Newton

A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.
Georges Bernanos

Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice. We are uncommonly and marvellously intricate in thought and action, our problems are most complex.
Alice Childress

Action is the parent of results; dormancy, the brooding mother of discontent.
Dinah Maria Mulock

It was really fantastic and quite unexpected to get the reaction that it did [to her book], and the responses from people directly was very humbling indeed.
Carol Gilligan

Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners.
Tocqueville

I was watching the Blackburn game on TV on Sunday when it flashed on the screen that George (Ndah) had scored in the first minute at Birmingham. My first reaction was to ring him up. Then I remembered he was out there playing.
Ade Akinbiyi

I can only say that whatever my life and work have been, I'm not envious of anyone-and this is my biggest satisfaction.
Roman Polanski

Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favourite of fortune.
Francis Quarles

The irresistible attraction of pets is that their love can be earned
Robert Brault

Action makes more fortune than caution.
Charlotte Whitton

Actions of the last age are like almanacs of the last year.
Sir John Denham

He turns round to Kaluwitharana and asks him what I'm bowling. Kalu says offspin. Border hits the next one, but he's not confident. He asks Dean Jones, the non-striker, what I'm doing, and he says legbreaks. [on Border's reaction to playing him]
Muttiah Muralitharan

Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.
Leonardo Da Vinci

I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.
Arthur Rimbaud

It has been a fantastic ride for the past 20 years. Ups and downs, to be sure, but filled with great satisfaction in building this wonderful creator of classic American culture into one of the premier entertainment-orientated companies in the world. [resignation speech]
Michael Eisner

I had to double the dose of my anti-inflammatories the last few days because my shoulder was painful, and it's probably I just had a very bad reaction to that
Justine Henin-Hardenne

Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone.
Benedict Spinoza



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