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Action Quotes

Only the actions of the just smell sweet and blossom in the dust.

Author: James Shirley (1596-1666)

Profession: British Playwright

The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted.

Author: Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)

Profession: Scottish Author

Begin somewhere: you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.

Author: Liz Smith (1923)

Profession: American Journalist, Gossip Columnist

The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can.

Author: Sydney Smith (1771-1845)

Profession: British Writer, Clergyman

Heaven never helps the men who will not act.

Author: Sophocles

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet

Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.

Author: Bishop Robert South (1634-1716)

Profession: British Clergyman

If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.

Author: Bishop Robert South (1634-1716)

Profession: British Clergyman

No one will do it for you.

Author: Ben Stein

Profession: American Professor, Writer

It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895)

Profession: Scottish Essayist, Poet, Novelist

Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895)

Profession: Scottish Essayist, Poet, Novelist

The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895)

Profession: Scottish Essayist, Poet, Novelist

I think there is something, more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.

Author: W. Clement Stone (1902)

Profession: American Businessman, Author

So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.

Author: W. Clement Stone (1902)

Profession: American Businessman, Author

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.

Author: W. Clement Stone (1902)

Profession: American Businessman, Author

Now is the season for sailing; for already the chattering swallow is come and the pleasant west wind; the meadows bloom and the sea, tossed up with waves and rough blasts, has sunk to silence. Weigh thine anchors and unloose thy hawsers, O Mariner, and sail with all thy canvas set.

Author: Leonidas of Tarentum

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