Quotes of Actions

“ We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them. ”

- Abigail Adams

“ I've arrived at this outermost edge of my life by my own actions. Where I am is thoroughly unacceptable. Therefore, I must stop doing what I've been doing. ”

- Alice Koller

“ All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire. ”

- Aristotle

“ Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. ”

- Aristotle

“ Actions lie louder than words. ”

- Carolyn Wells

“ Deliberation is the function of the many; action is the function of one. ”

- Charles de Gaulle

“ The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. ”

- Confucius

“ You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit. ”

- Demosthenes

“ I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions. ”

- Dorothy Day

“ An event had happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ Action is character. ”

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

“ You ask me why I do not write something....I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results. ”

- Florence Nightingale

“ Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money. It lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. ”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

“ We defend and we build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all mankind. ”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

“ When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves he is not a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking. ”

- Georges Clemenceau

“ Somewhere deep down we know that in the final analysis we do decide things and that even our decisions to let someone else decide are really our decisions, however pusillanimous. ”

- Harvey Cox

“ Words without actions are the assassins of idealism. ”

- Herbert Hoover

“ Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it a charm. ”

- Jean Paul Richter

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

- John Locke

“ I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Life is one long process of getting tired. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and for angels to be lookers-on. ”

- Sir Francis Bacon

“ Aggressive fighting for the right is the greatest sport in the world. ”

- Theodore Roosevelt

“ We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with high and resolute courage. For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out. ”

- Theodore Roosevelt

“ Delay is preferable to error. ”

- Thomas Jefferson
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