Favorite Quotations ~  Action More Classic Literature

"We think according to Nature. We speak according to rules. We act according to custom. " ~ Francis Bacon

Vincent Van Gogh

Words would be superfluous if we had deeds to show for Them. ~ St. John Chrysostom

I am a man of passions, capable of and subject to doing more or less foolish things-- which I happen to regret, more or less, afterwards. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

We are what we repeatedly do. ~ Aristotle

I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. ~ Abraham Lincoln

I am a big believer that eventually everything comes back to you. You get back what you give out. ~ Nancy Reagan

Heaven never helps the men who will not act. ~ Sophocles

Experts often possess more data than judgment. ~ Colin Powell

So many worlds, so much to do. So little done, such things to be. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. ~ Andrew Jackson

All is procession; the universe is a procession with measured and beautiful motion. ~ Walt Whitman, I Sing the Body Electric

Many a false step is made standing still. ~ Pattie Labelle

DWYSYWD: Do What You Say You Will Do. ~ James M. Kouzes, The Leadership Challenge

Action is eloquence. ~ Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Coriolanus

A knowledge of the path cannot be substituted for putting one foot in front of the other. ~ M.C. Richards

Act happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will. ~ Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action not reaction. ~ Rita Mae Brown


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