Never mistake motion for action
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs.
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
-Laurence J. Peter
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
Well done is better than well said.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
The Action Quotes were inspired and are dedicated to a friend:
Carleton W Moten,CFP®,JD,MBA
Program / Portfolio / Process – Governance for Results