Action Quotes for the Week

Quotes of actionA barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion.

-Washington Irving


Never mistake motion for action

-Ernest Hemingway


Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.

-Peter Marshall


The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs.

-Vance Havner


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.

-Leo Tolstoy


Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.

-Anonymous Author


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.

-John Dewey


We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

-Calvin Coolidge


Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.

-Alfred Adler


I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.

-John Locke


Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.

-Learned Hand


Well done is better than well said.

-Benjamin Franklin


Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

-Benjamin Disraeli

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The Action Quotes  were inspired and are  dedicated to a friend:

Carleton W Moten,CFP®,JD,MBA

Program / Portfolio / Process – Governance for Results











Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

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