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A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion. ~Washington Irving

A categorical imperative would be one which represented an action as objectively necessary in itself, without reference to any other purpose. ~Immanuel Kant

A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving. ~Ayn Rand

A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement. ~Bo Bennett

A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation. ~Neale Donald Walsch

A man is not good or bad for one action. ~Thomas Fuller

A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain. ~Arabian Proverb

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

A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end. ~Aristotle

Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world. ~Immanuel Kant

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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

Action expresses priorities. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat. ~Eric Hoffer

Action is eloquence. ~William Shakespeare

Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Action is taking the first step. Action is climbing the hill. Action combined with desire, harmonious intent, and undoubting yesfulness is invincible. Hallelujah! ~Terri Guillemets

Action is the antidote to despair. ~Joan Baez

Action is the foundational key to all success. ~Pablo Picasso

Action is the last resource of those who know not how to dream. ~Oscar Wilde

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Action is the real measure of intelligence. ~Napoleon Hill

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action. ~William James

Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not. ~William James

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. ~Mark Twain

Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve. ~Tehyi Hsieh

After all is said and done, a lot more will have been said than done. ~Author Unknown

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

All know the way; few actually walk it. ~Bodhidharma

All men of action are dreamers. ~James Huneker

All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them but confront them. ~William F. Halsey

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All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. ~James Russell Lowell

An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied. ~Arnold Glasow

An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. ~Jack Welch

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery. ~Henry Miller

As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. ~Andrew Carnegie

As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Awareness without action is worthless. ~Phil McGraw

Be content to act, and leave the talking to others. ~Baltasar Gracián

Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Because we have so much eye candy and mind candy, spending so much time trying to pay the rent, all of this conspires to keep us from thinking too hard or taking action from that. Our time is stolen. So much of our daily life is stolen. ~Lydia Lunch

Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out. ~Italian Proverb

Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction. ~Will Rogers

Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be. ~W. H. Auden

Consult: To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon. ~Ambrose Bierce

Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live. ~Nicolas de Chamfort

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

Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action. ~Orison Swett Marden

Deliberation is a function of the many; action is the function of one. ~Charles de Gaulle

Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it. ~Zig Ziglar

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Do not be wise in words - be wise in deeds. ~Jewish Proverb

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. ~Thomas Jefferson

Doing things is not the same as getting things done. ~Jared Silver

Don't find fault. Find a remedy. ~Henry Ford

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

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

Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves. ~Herbert Hoover

Effective action is always unjust. ~Maya Angelou

Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim. ~Aristotle

Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one's level of peace of mind. ~Sydney Madwed

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Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. ~James Russell Lowell

Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending. ~Virginia Satir

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

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other. ~Edmund Burke

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Fanatic is often the name given to people of action by people who are lazy. ~Bryant H. McGill

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

Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion all have a double aspect - freedom of thought and freedom of action. ~Frank Murphy

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

Giving up represents a choice you make when you decide not to take action on something over which you actually do have control. ~Darren L. Johnson

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Goals help you channel your energy into action. ~Les Brown

Have a bias toward action - let's see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away. ~Indira Gandhi

He liked to go from A to B without inventing letters between. ~John McPhee

He that waits upon fortune is never sure of a dinner. ~Benjamin Franklin

He who has made a thousand things and he who has made none, both feel the same desire: to make something. ~Antonio Porchia

High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true. ~Robert H. Schuller

However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention. ~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. ~Albert Einstein

I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action. ~Fidel Castro

I believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things. ~William J. Lock

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I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action. ~Tennessee Williams

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

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. ~John Locke

I liked the energy of cooking, the action, the camaraderie. I often compare the kitchen to sports and compare the chef to a coach. There are a lot of similarities to it. ~Todd English

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

I say that justice is truth in action. ~Benjamin Disraeli

If I set for myself a task, be it so trifling, I shall see it through. How else shall I have confidence in myself to do important things? ~George Clason

If ifs were gifts, every day would be Christmas. ~Charles Barkley

If your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt. ~Henry J. Kaiser

In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious. ~Blaise Pascal

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In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. ~Brendan Francis

Ironically, making a statement with words is the least effective method. ~Grey Livingston

It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action. ~Honore de Balzac

It is most pleasant to commit a just action which is disagreeable to someone whom one does not like. ~Victor Hugo

It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world. ~John Steinbeck

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through. ~Zig Ziglar

Justice is truth in action. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action. ~Mother Teresa

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Men expect too much, do too little. ~Allen Tate

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

n order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision. ~Dalai Lama

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

Nature takes away any faculty that is not used. ~William R. Inge

Never act until you have clearly answered the question: "What happens if I do nothing?" ~Robert Brault

Never confuse motion with action. ~Benjamin Franklin

Never confuse movement with action. ~Ernest Hemingway

Never mistake motion for action. ~Ernest Hemingway

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~James Baldwin

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Note to self: finding a cool quote and writing it in your journal is not a substitute for Getting. It. Done. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. ~Walter Anderson

Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Now and then it's good to list all the things you regularly do for which there was once a good reason. ~Robert Brault

One's action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be a mere rushing on. ~D.H. Lawrence

People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do. ~Lewis Cass

Pleasure and action make the hours seem short. ~William Shakespeare

Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. ~Mahatma Gandhi

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

Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold - but so does a hard-boiled egg. ~Author Unknown

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Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex. ~Norman Vincent Peale

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

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. ~Peter Marshall

So while I will never minimize the costs involved in military action, I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America. ~Barack Obama

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

Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now. ~Jonatan Mårtensson

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action. ~William Shakespeare

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

Talk doesn't cook rice. ~Chinese Proverb

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

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The ancestor of every action is a thought. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way out of a problem is through it. ~Author Unknown

The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny. ~Colin Powell

The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort. ~Plato

The first step binds one to the second. ~French Proverb

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The great end of life is not knowledge but action. ~Francis Bacon

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

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

The shortest answer is doing. ~Lord Herbert

The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory. ~George Eliot

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The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action. ~Confucius

The surest way to escape anxiety and defeat despair is action. Do, don't dwell.~Michael Josephson

The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The trick to getting things done is to list things to do in doable order. ~Robert Brault

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

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There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction. ~John F. Kennedy

There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today. ~Mignon McLaughlin

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. ~Martha Graham

There is no moment like the present. The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh upon him can have no hope from them afterwards: they will be dissipated, lost, and perish in the hurry and scurry of the world, or sunk in the slough of indolence. ~Maria Edgeworth

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction. ~Isaac Newton

To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. ~Bruce Lee

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

Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none. ~George Bernard Shaw

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

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We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts. ~Harold Nicolson

We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action. ~Aristotle

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. ~Calvin Coolidge

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. ~Frank Tibolt

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

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We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Well done is better than well said. ~Benjamin Franklin

What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god. ~William Shakespeare

What ought to have been done, and what shall be done, often stifle doing between them. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action. ~Meister Eckhart

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When deeds speak, words are nothing. ~African Proverb

When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive. ~George W. Bush

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

When it seems that something can't be done, start it, and see if the rest of it can be done. ~Robert Brault

When we commit to action, to actually doing something rather than feeling trapped by events, the stress becomes manageable. ~Greg Anderson

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While we are living in the present, we must celebrate life every day, knowing that we are becoming history with every work, every action, every deed. ~Mattie Stepanek

Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile. ~Abu Bakr

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