88 Best Quotes about Action

Action Quote of the Day

Comedy, drama, Westerns, sci-fi... it's all fine if the story's compelling and the character is interesting to me. I do like action a lot. - Jensen Ackles, Actor

The Obama administration has been trying out a new policy toward Syria since the day it came to office. The Bush cold shoulder was viewed as a primitive reaction, now to be replaced by sophisticated diplomacy. Outreach would substitute for isolation. - Elliott Abrams, Lawyer

Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions. - Lao Tzu

Perseverance Quotes

It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men. - Jean de la Bruyere, Philosopher

Character Quotes


In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision. - Dalai Lama, Leader

Vision Quotes

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 , Businesswoman

Failure Quotes

So the universe is constantly moving in the direction of higher evolutionary impulses, creativity, abstraction, and meaning. - Deepak Chopra

Creativity Quotes

Rights are not a matter of numbers - and there can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions forbidden to an individual, but permitted to a mob. - Ayn Rand, Russian Writer

Law Quotes

I was made for action movies. - Asia Argento , Italian Actress

I never worry about action, but only inaction. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

Worry Quotes

I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe. - Abigail Adams, American First Lady

Life Quotes

Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience. - Albert Bandura, Psychologist

Experience Quotes, Reality Quotes

There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life. - Albert Bandura, Psychologist

Love Quotes, Life Quotes

I will not leave South Africa, nor will I surrender. Only through hardship, sacrifice and militant action can freedom be won. The struggle is my life. I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days. - Nelson Mandela

Life Quotes, Freedom Quotes, Hardship Quotes, Sacrifice Quotes

Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing, planning and collaborative enforcement. - Barack Obama, American President

Cooperation Quotes, Intelligence Quotes, Planning Quotes, Sharing Quotes, War Quotes

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in. - Napoleon Bonaparte, Leader

Time Quotes, Thinking Quotes

Why did I spend all these years playing boring Europeans? I was made for action movies. - Asia Argento , Italian Actress

In the discharge of the duties of this office, there is one rule of action more important than all others. It consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you. - Calvin Coolidge, President

Important Quotes

Comedy, drama, Westerns, sci-fi... it's all fine if the story's compelling and the character is interesting to me. I do like action a lot. - Jensen Ackles, Actor

Character Quotes

When you try to cool down hot emotions, what tends to happen is that you end up either repressing them or losing them altogether. Neither is desirable. Without emotion, much social interaction loses its meaning or changes for the worse. - Julian Baggini, Author

Change Quotes, Emotion Quotes

Hezbollah and the government are only two of 18 political factions in Lebanon, most of them armed. There are militant Christian groups, Palestinian radicals, al-Qaida, Druze militias and even armed bands of Marxists still operating in Lebanon. - Richard Engel

Radicals Quotes

We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them. - Abigail Adams, American First Lady

Harmonics are vibrations a fraction of the length of the vibrating string, which add higher-pitched and more complex content to the notes. With a dull instrument, the harmonics die out, but with a sustaining instrument, the harmonics continue to sound along with the fundamental note. - Steve Albini , Musician

The price pattern reminds you that every movement of importance is but a repetition of similar price movements, that just as soon as you can familiarize yourself with the actions of the past, you will be able to anticipate and act correctly and profitably upon forthcoming movements - Jesse Livermore

Profit Quotes, Mind Quotes

For a producer, you want to be in L.A. You want to be close to the action, and in L.A. there are always singers, artists, songwriters, collaborators and other producers. It's easy to get access to all that, which gives you more opportunity to work records. - Steve Aoki , Musician

Opportunity Quotes, Work Quotes, Writers Quotes

One of AOL's biggest assets is its brand. For people over 30 and, due to AOL Instant Messenger, even a lot of people under 30, AOL was their first real interaction with technology in a positive way. - Tim Armstrong , Businessman

Technology Quotes

We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue. - Marcus Tullius Cicero, Statesman

Life Quotes, Truth Quotes, Virtue Quotes

Classic romantic love is an emotional attraction between two individuals in which they may share a heightened awareness of mutual adoration. Erotic love, traditionally, has been described as shared sexual attraction. - Aberjhani, American Historian

Romantic Quotes, Love Quotes, Awareness Quotes, Emotion Quotes

A Confucian or Jewish love of learning would gain minorities far more than any affirmative action laws we might pass. - Richard Lamm

Love Quotes, Learning Quotes, Minorities Quotes

I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that. I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character. - Aaliyah, American Musician

Work Quotes, Character Quotes

With 'The Vampire Diaries,' it's not just a tease, especially with the relationships. You're not sitting there going, 'God, I wish they'd get it over with and kiss!' There's no teasing, they jump right into the action. - Candice Accola, Actress

God Quotes, Relationship Quotes

Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford. - George Matthew Adams, Editor

Courage Quotes, Feeling Quotes, Heart Quotes

For me, I find that even though I've accomplished a few things in my life, looking back on accomplishments doesn't give me a sense of satisfaction. - Alan Alda , American Actor

Life Quotes

All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions. - Albert Einstein, German Physicist

Spring Quotes

TV - a clever contraction derived from the words Terrible Vaudeville. However, it is our latest medium - we call it a medium because nothing's well done. - Goodman Ace, Writer

Clever Quotes, Evil Quotes

You measure your people and you take action on those that don't measure up. - Jack Welch

I have also been saddened, though hardly surprised, by the weakness of the EU's reaction to the criminal attack on the Danish embassy in Syria, which seems to have been permitted, if not actively encouraged, by the Syrian regime. - Timothy Garton Ash , Author

Courage Quotes, Weakness Quotes

It has long been known that the chemical atomic weight of hydrogen was greater than one-quarter of that of helium, but so long as fractional weights were general there was no particular need to explain this fact, nor could any definite conclusions be drawn from it. - Francis William Aston, Scientist

Great Quotes

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song. - Henri Frederic Amiel, Philosopher

Great Quotes, Art Quotes, Music Quotes

The satisfaction derived from the fleeting things of life is not lasting; and our wants remain unfulfilled. There is thus a general sense of dissatisfaction accompanied by all kinds of worries. - Meher Baba, Leader

Life Quotes

For some reason I did something where I realized I could get a reaction. That was when I broke out of my shell at school, because I really didn't have any friends or anything like that and I just kind of was going along, and then finally I did this zany thing, and all of a sudden I had tons of friends. - Jim Carrey

I think what helps me is that delegations of all sizes - the small, the medium, the large, the largest - they all have seen me in action. They all have seen me unlocking blockages, unlocking impasses for several years now, and they all know that... I can bring a constructive mood to the table. - Roberto Azevedo, Diplomat

For a song cycle to work, you have to feel these things when you hear them and you either have an emotional reaction to it or you don't. The plotline is something that gets woven together in the back-story. - Tori Amos, Musician

Work Quotes, Emotion Quotes

Sometimes, I think if you get away from what you're called to do, it's more of a distraction. - Joel Osteen

But though cognition is not an element of mental action, nor even in any real sense of the word an aspect of it, the distinction of cognition and conation has if properly defined a definite value. - Samuel Alexander , Philosopher

All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter. - Sai Baba, Leader

Thought Quotes

We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. - Ronald Reagan, President

Accounting Quotes, American Quotes, Time Quotes, Guilt Quotes

We can actually accelerate the process through meditation, through the ability to find stillness through loving actions, through compassion and sharing, through understanding the nature of the creative process in the universe and having a sense of connection to it. So, that's conscious evolution. - Deepak Chopra

Understanding Quotes, Ability Quotes, Compassion Quotes, Meditation Quotes, Nature Quotes, Sharing Quotes

Elegance is usually confused with superficiality, fashion, lack of depth. This is a serious mistake: human beings need to have elegance in their actions and in their posture because this word is synonymous with good taste, amiability, equilibrium and harmony. - Paulo Coelho, Novelist

Ability Quotes, Harmony Quotes

Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that. - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Compassion Quotes, Mindfulness Quotes

We cannot know the young child's personality by studying his systems of interest, for his attention is as yet too labile, his reactions impulsive, and interests unformed. From adolescence onward, however, the surest clue to personality is the hierarchy of interests, including the loves and loyalties of adult life. - Gordon W. Allport, Psychologist

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Personality Quotes, Studying Quotes, Attention Quotes

6 Top quotes about Action by Tony Robbins

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life? - Tony Robbins, Author

Success Quotes, Love Quotes, Life Quotes

The path to success is to take massive, determined action. - Tony Robbins, Author

Success Quotes

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, Author

Life Quotes

A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided. - Tony Robbins, Author

Decision Quotes

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, Author

Decision Quotes

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. - Tony Robbins, Author

Control Quotes

4 Famous quotes about Action by Thomas Carlyle

Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is solid. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

Thought Quotes

Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

Doubt Quotes

4 Popular quotes about Action by Theodore Roosevelt

Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster. - Theodore Roosevelt, President

The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead. - Theodore Roosevelt, President

Attitude Quotes

Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big. - Theodore Roosevelt, President

Great Quotes, Trust Quotes

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. - Theodore Roosevelt, President

Great Quotes, Thought Quotes, Mind Quotes

5 Amazing quotes about Action by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

Life Quotes

The ancestor of every action is a thought. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

Thought Quotes

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

Worth Quotes

15 Awesome quotes about Action by Noam Chomsky

Markets are lethal, if only because of ignoring externalities, the impacts of their transactions on the environment. - Noam Chomsky

The United States is a violent military state. It's been involved in military action all over the place. - Noam Chomsky

U.S. analysts estimate that Russian military expenditures have tripled during the Bush-Putin years, in large measure a predicted reaction to the Bush administration's militancy and aggressiveness. - Noam Chomsky

From the late 1940s, into and through the '50s, there developed a complex interaction between federal government, state and local government, real-estate interests, commercial interests and court decisions, which had the effect of undermining the mass transit system across the country. - Noam Chomsky

Decision Quotes

One of the most interesting reactions to come out of 1968 was in the first publication of the Trilateral Commission, which believed there was a 'crisis of democracy' from too much participation of the masses. - Noam Chomsky

Democracy Quotes

Reparations - not just aid - should be provided by those responsible for devastating Iraqi civilian society by cruel sanctions and military actions, and - together with other criminal states - for supporting Saddam Hussein through his worst atrocities and beyond. That is the minimum that honesty requires. - Noam Chomsky

Honesty Quotes

The neo-cons constitute a radical reactionary fringe of the planning spectrum, but the spectrum is narrow. - Noam Chomsky

Planning Quotes

Intellectuals are in a position to expose the lies of governments, to analyze actions according to their causes and motives and often hidden intentions. - Noam Chomsky

Intention Quotes

In Kosovo, the U.S. has chosen a course of action that escalates atrocities and violence. It is also a course of action that strikes a blow against the regime of international order, but which offers the weak at least some protection from predatory states. - Noam Chomsky

Violence Quotes

There's very little dislike of Americans in the world, shown by repeated polls, and the dissatisfaction - that is, the hatred and the anger - they come from acceptance of American values, not a rejection of them, and recognition that they're rejected by the U.S. government and by U.S. elites, which does lead to hatred and anger. - Noam Chomsky

American Quotes, Values Quotes, Acceptance Quotes, Anger Quotes, Recognition Quotes, Hatred Quotes

In the US, there is basically one party - the business party. It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies. By and large, I am opposed to those policies. As is most of the population. - Noam Chomsky

Business Quotes

As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss. - Noam Chomsky

Decision Quotes, Choice Quotes, Science Quotes

Radical Islamist extremists surely hope that an attack on Iraq will kill many people and destroy much of the country, providing recruits for terrorist actions. - Noam Chomsky

Hope Quotes

The crimes against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and elsewhere, particularly Lebanon, are so shocking that the only emotionally valid reaction is rage and a call for extreme actions. But that does not help the victims. And, in fact, it's likely to harm them. - Noam Chomsky

Help Quotes, Emotion Quotes

It is a virtual reflex for governments to plead security concerns when they undertake any controversial action, often as a pretext for something else. - Noam Chomsky

Security Quotes

4 Best quotes about Action by Napoleon Hill

Action is the real measure of intelligence. - Napoleon Hill

Intelligence Quotes

I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I demand of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action - Napoleon Hill

Life Quotes, Self Help Quotes, Ability Quotes, Purpose Quotes

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action. - Napoleon Hill

Desire Quotes

The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going. - Napoleon Hill

Habit Quotes