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Action is the foundational key to all success. - Pablo Picasso
In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision. - Dalai Lama
A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement. - Bo Bennett
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. - Thomas Jefferson
The path to success is to take massive, determined action. - Tony Robbins
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. - Confucius
Action expresses priorities. - Mahatma Gandhi
The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance. - Sun Yat-sen
To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction. - Isaac Newton
An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. - Jack Welch
Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. - Joel A. Barker
All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter. - Sai Baba
Don't wait for your feelings to change to take the action. Take the action and your feelings will change. - Barbara Baron
There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction. - John F. Kennedy
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action. - Mother Teresa
Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success. - Shiv Khera
If I don't feel confident about my body, I'm not going to sit at home and feel sorry for myself and not do something about it. It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it. - Kim Kardashian
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. - Herbert Spencer
I like to think of ideas as potential energy. They're really wonderful, but nothing will happen until we risk putting them into action. - Mae Jemison
Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It's the impetus for creating change. - Max Carver
Don't judge each day by the harvest that you reap but by the seeds that you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson
High expectations are the key to everything. - Sam Walton
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. - Steve Jobs
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. - Vincent Van Gogh
If you never want to be criticized, for goodness' sake don't do anything new. - Jeff Bezos
If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small. - Azim Premji
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
The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow. - IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad
Nothing will work unless you do. - Maya Angelou
Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you. - Tony Hsieh
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It'd 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. - Atari founder Nolan Bushnell
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right. - Henry Ford
What other people label or might try to call failure, I have learned is just God's way of pointing you in a new direction. - Oprah Winfrey
The secret of getting ahead is starting. The secret of getting started is breaking your tasks into smaller manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. - Mark Twain
If you just work on stuff that you like and you're passionate about, you don't have to have a master plan with how things will play out. - Mark Zuckerberg
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. - Thomas Jefferson
What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action. - Meister Eckhart
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster. - Theodore Roosevelt
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression, because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action. - Malcolm X
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. - John Dewey
Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics. - Jane Addams
Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile. - Abu Bakr
Suit the action to the word, the word to the action. - William Shakespeare
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. - Bruce Lee
Because revenge is a very known feeling in American culture, there's a certain element of an eye for an eye. There's the saying, 'Be careful what you wish for, you might get it.' When you wish for revenge, and you think you've gotten it, what happens then? Revenge is just a really good drive for drama and good action. - Niels Arden Oplev
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action. - Confucius
Anytime you get action legends together, it has to be a classic. - Chuck Norris
Problems or successes, they all are the results of our own actions. Karma. The philosophy of action is that no one else is the giver of peace or happiness. One's own karma, one's own actions are responsible to come to bring either happiness or success or whatever. - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Pleasure and action make the hours seem short. - William Shakespeare
Never mistake motion for action. - Ernest Hemingway
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
No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution... revolution is but thought carried into action. - Emma Goldman
I never worry about action, but only inaction. - Winston Churchill
The moment for action has arrived, and I know that I can trust in you to save our country. - George B. McClellan
The undertaking of a new action brings new strength. - Richard L. Evans
Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature. - Thich Nhat Hanh
Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action. - Ian Fleming
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. - Mark Twain
Every action needs to be prompted by a motive. - Leonardo da Vinci
To discover your mission and put it into action - instead of worrying on the sidelines - is to find peace of mind and a heart full of love. - Scilla Elworthy
So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world. - Immanuel Kant
Action gives power. Entire harmony pervades the universe of God. All the heavenly beings are in constant activity; and the Lord Jesus, in His life work, has given an example for every one. - Ellen G. White
I choose bold. I choose action. I choose what's right for the people. I choose to make a difference. - Bill Richardson
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex. - Norman Vincent Peale
The way to change the world is through individual responsibility and taking local action in your own community. - Jeff Bridges
We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action. - Sarojini Naidu
Right action tends to be defined in terms of general individual rights and standards that have been critically examined and agreed upon by the whole society. - Lawrence Kohlberg
Apologies are great, but they don't really change anything. You know what does? Action. - Stella Young
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. - G. M. Trevelyan
The self thus becomes aware of itself, at least in its practical action, and discovers itself as a cause among other causes and as an object subject to the same laws as other objects. - Jean Piaget
When women break that taboo and they're not afraid to drive that car by herself - that's it. Now she has the guts to speak up for herself and take action. - Manal al-Sharif
Emotion creates reality, reality demands action. - Brian Eno
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. - Conrad Hilton
Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of action over a long period of time. - Bruce Springsteen
Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided. - Tony Robbins
I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action. - Tony Robbins
Prayer is where the action is. -John Wesley
It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. - Anais Nin
The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action. - Felix Adler
Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character. - Johann Kaspar Lavater
Never do today what you can do tomorrow. Something may occur to make you regret your premature action. - Aaron Burr
It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past. - Carl von Clausewitz
Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory. - Virginia Woolf
Discipline and united action are the real source of strength for the nation. - Lal Bahadur Shastri
If you don't like affirmative action, what is your plan to guarantee a level playing field of opportunity? - Maynard Jackson
The only cure for grief is action. - George Henry Lewes
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil. - Swami Sivananda
To me an unnecessary action, or shot, or casualty, was not only waste but sin. - T. E. Lawrence
But for me, the challenge is how you turn a character into behavior. Once the director says 'action', you just try to live between those two worlds. - Robert Duvall
Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress. - Bruce Barton
Yet we act as if simple cause and effect is at work. We push to find the one simple reason things have gone wrong. We look for the one action, or the one person, that created this mess. As soon as we find someone to blame, we act as if we've solved the problem. - Margaret J. Wheatley
Imagine the action of a vaccine not just in terms of how it affects a single body, but also in terms of how it affects the collective body of a community. - Eula Biss
We need community action and policies to support healthy communities. - Mark Hyman
A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it. - John Galsworthy
There are three essential factors in all human activity: spirit, materials, and action. - Chiang Kai-shek
Effective action is always unjust. - Maya Angelou
Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone. - Charles de Gaulle
Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless. - Hannah Arendt
To abandon affirmative action is to say there is nothing more to be done about discrimination. - Coretta Scott King
Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. - Hannah Arendt
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it. - Jules Renard
It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action? - Arthur Miller
To be without guile is to be free of deceit, cunning, hypocrisy, and dishonesty in thought or action. - Joseph B. Wirthlin
Goals help you channel your energy into action. - Les Brown
Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world. - Immanuel Kant
Being green and clean is not just an aspiration but an action. - Christine Pelosi
Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy. - Bryant H. McGill
The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action. - Madame de Stael
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