Action Quotes (50) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of an Action. The fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim: "demanding tougher action against terrorism". The way in which something such as a chemical has an effect or influence.
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The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

“You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.”
~ C.G. Jung

“Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.”
~ Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: The Story of a Last Request

“You can't just wish change; you have to live the change in order for it to become a reality.”
~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, you are a leader.
~ John Quincy Adams

“Too much action with too little intent makes for wasteful exertion of energy and the confusion between movement and progress.”
~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Action indeed is the sole medium of expressing for ethics.
~ Jane Addams

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

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.
~ James Allen

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
~ Hannah Arendt

For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
~ Mary Kay Ash

Start wherever you are and start small.
~ Rita Baily

Begin today. Declare outloud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world!
~ Joel Barker

We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are... Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself.
~ R.J. Baughan

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
~ Simone De Beauvoir

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
~ Samuel Beckett

Words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.
~ Ingrid Bengis

Vision animates, inspires, transforms purpose into action.
~ Warren Bennis

He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence.
~ William Blake

To be happy, drop the words 'if only' and substitute instead the words 'next time'.
~ Smiley Blanton

Before you can do something that you’ve never done before, you have to imagine it’s possible.
~ Jean Shinoda Bolen

There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, Yes, I've got dreams, of course I've got dreams. Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they're still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, How good or how bad am I? That's where courage comes in.
~ Erma Louise Bombeck

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You cannot try to do things. You simply must do things.
~ Ray Bradbury

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.
~ Dorothea Brande

It is brave to be involved.
~ Gwendolyn Brooks

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
~ Buddha

What you are is what you have been. What you'll be is what you do now.
~ Buddha

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.
~ Nolan Bushnell

I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow.
~ Julia Cameron

Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.
~ Julia Cameron

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
~ Dale Carnegie

The most courageious act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
~ Coco Chanel

I do not believe in fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in fate that falls on them unless they act.
~ G.K. Chesterton

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume there is no hope, you guarantee there will be no hope.
~ Norm Chomsky

Each of us possesses a creative self. Claiming that is a transformational art. When you begin to act on your creativity,what you find inside may be more valuable than what you produce for the external world. The ultimate creative act is to express what is most authentic and individual about you.
~ Eileen M. Clegg

Each human being was given two possibilities: action and contemplation. Both lead to the same place.
~ Paulo Coelho

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.
~ Alan Cohen

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
~ Confucious

Plant a thought, reap an act. Plant an act, reap a habit. Plant a habit, reap a character. Plant a character, reap a destiny.
~ Confucius

Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.
~ Mason Cooley

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
~ Calvin Coolidge

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
~ Leonardo da Vinci

Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.
~ Leonardo da Vinci

It is time to fill the world with strong and powerful deeds. It is common knowledge that no great captain in the world has ever destroyed all of his enemies and lived with a sense of satisfaction. If one enemy is killed, two more will appear. It is important we cultivate love and compassion to all the sentient beings which is the way to bring peace to all.
~ Dalai Lama


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