76 Action Quotes That Will Inspire You to Take Action

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Action is the vehicle of success. Even if you have the best thoughts, ideas, principles or values. They will mean nothing unless you put them in action

The following action quotes will not only show you how important it is to start taking actions, but also will inspire you to start. The benefits of reading these action quotes is that you will see that any success begins with small steps even when we don’t know the outcome yet, teaching you that nothing can happens as long as you are sitting in your comfort zone. Also these quotes will emphasize the value of putting the hard work combined with trust and faith.

As I always say when it comes to quotes. Keep a small journal and write your favorite quotes down. This will be your motivation ticket whenever you feel you are losing track. 

So let’s start the action quotes list:

  1. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  1. Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth. ― Bradley Whitford
  1. You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. ― Joe Sabah
  1. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. ― Aristotle
  1. “People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.”― James Baldwin
  1. The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions. ― Confucius
  1. Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. ― Joel A. Barker
  1. Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.― Mark Twain
  1. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.― William James
  1. The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action. ― Confucius
  1. You need to know it’s your actions that will make you a good person, not desire.― Matthew Quick.
  1. What we do comes out of who we believe we are. ― Rob Bell.
  1. I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. ― John Locke
  1. Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action. ― Ian Fleming
  1. Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions. ― Dallin H. Oaks
  1. Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile. ― Abu Bakr
  1. God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails. ― St. Augustine
  1. You cannot score a goal when you are sitting on the bench. To do so, you have to dress up and enter the game. ―Israelmore Ayivor
  1. What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan. ― Jason Fried, Rework
  1. The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. ― Herbert Spencer
  1. Never confuse motion with action. ― Benjamin Franklin
  1. Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones. ― Herbert A. Simon
  1. Be content to act, and leave the talking to others. ― Baltasar Gracian
  1. Do actions agree with words? There’s your measure of reliability. Never confine yourself to the words.― Frank Herbert, 
  1. If your actions don’t live up to your words, you have nothing to say. ― DaShanne Stokes
  1. The undertaking of a new action brings new strength. ― Richard L. Evans
  1. Victory belongs to the most persevering. ― Napolean Bonaparte
  1. I am not imposed upon by fine words; I can see what actions mean. ― George Eliot,
  1. I have learned this: it is not what one does that is wrong, but what one becomes as a consequence of it. ― Oscar Wilde
  1. For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’. ― John Greenleaf Whittier
  1. At the Day of Judgement we shall not be asked what we have read but what we have done. ― Thomas A Kempis
  1. I never worry about action, but only inaction. ― Winston Churchill
  1. If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. ― Mario Andretti
  1. You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety. ― Abraham Maslow
  1. People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do. ― Lewis Cass
  1. Action may not always bring happiness… but there is no happiness without action. ― Benjamin Disraeli
  1. Do the thing you are afraid to do and the death of fear is certain. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. Well done is better than well said. ― Benjamin Franklin
  1. 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
  1. Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do. ― Thomas Carlyle
  1. Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement. ― Alfred Adler
  1. Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. ― Brendan Francis
  1. The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts. ― Booker T. Washington
  1. Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it. ― Mahatma Gandhi
  1. Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation. ― Thomas Huxley
  1. Action is the antidote to despair. ― Joan Baez
  1. We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts. ― Harold Nicolson
  1. Let your performance do the thinking. ― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  1. A good action is never lost; it is a treasure laid up and guarded for the doer’s need. ― Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  1. 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
  1. Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ― James Baldwin
  2. The undertaking of a new action brings new strength. ― Richard L. Evans
  1. All problems become smaller if you don’t dodge them but confront them. ― William F. Halsey
  1. Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success. ― Shiv Khera
  1. We must use words to uplift and include. We can use our words to fight back against oppression and hate. But we must also channel our words into action. ― Stacey Abrams
  1. Well begun is half done. ― Aristotle
  1. Begin — to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished. ― Decimus Magnus Ausonius
  1. We must use words to uplift and include. We can use our words to fight back against oppression and hate. But we must also channel our words into action. ― Stacey Abrams
  1. It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action. ― Al Batt
  1. The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance. ― Sun Yat-sen
  1. We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  1. In our personal and professional lives, we are constantly hit with one adversity after the other, most of which we have no control over. But the four things we have total control over is how we react, how we adapt, how we breathe, and how we take action. ― Diamond Dallas Page
  1. Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission. ― Zig Ziglar
  1. Nothing happens until something moves. ― Albert Einstein
  1. A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement. ― Bo Bennett
  1. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ― Sally Berger
  1. Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears. ― Gillian Anderson
  1. Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought. ― Henri L. Bergson
  1. 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―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
  1. Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. ― Wayne Dyer
  1. Every action has a consequence, so always try to be good. ― Richard Eyre
  1. Justice is truth in action. ― Benjamin Disraeli
  1. When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. ― Confucius
  1. Words mean nothing. Action is the only thing. Doing. That’s the only thing. ― Ernest Gaines
  1. Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake – a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention. ― E. Stanley Jones
  2. There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction. ― John F. Kennedy

Furkan Patan

Digital Marketer & Traveller. Blogger @HowToMotivateMe & @OlmeGormeden

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