Action Quotes

These action quotes are great reminders that what we DO is far more important than what we SAY. I hope these quotes inspire and motivate you to take action to achieve your goals.

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My own experience has taught me this: if you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured it may never arrive.
(Maurice Chevalier)

Well done is better than well said.
(Benjamin Franklin)

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
(Henry Ford)

Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
(Mark Victor Hansen)

An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.
(Sydney Harris)

To become successful you must be a person of action. Merely to "know" is not sufficient. It is necessary both to know and do.
(Napolean Hill)

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
(Conrad Hilton)

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

It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever - the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it.
(Vince Lombardi)

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.
(General George S. Patton, Jr.)

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.
(Anthony Robbins)

Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.
(Will Rogers)

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.
(W. Clement Stone)

The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)


I’ve tried to provide proper attribution to the original sources of these quotations. Please let me know if there are any that may be in error, or if you know some of the sources I have identified as “unknown”. Thanks!

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