Inspirational Action Quotes

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You can attend a thousand seminars, read a thousand books, listen to a thousand motivational speakers and you can talk to thousand people but that will amount to nothing if you don’t take actions. You have to act upon what you have learned, a consistent and determined action is what guarantees success and it is the only thing that matters in the journey of your dreams.
We have collected a list of inspirational action quotes for you. May this list of powerful and beautiful quotes help you to take your life to a new level, a level where you can achieve your dreams. Don’t hesitate to take actions or to try new things. Don’t be afraid to take risks, just take the first step and work with dedication and determination. Hopefully following set of Action Quotes will inspire you to take actions and grow.

List of Inspirational Action Quotes For You.

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”

Pablo Picasso

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

Arthur Ashe

“The distance between your dreams and reality is called action.”


“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

“Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.”

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”

C.G. Jung

“Words mean nothing. Action is the only thing. Doing, that’s the only thing.”

Ernest Gaines

“A persons actions will tell you everything you need to know.”

Farranah Pierre

“Action expresses priorities.”


“Be modest in speech, but excel in action.”


“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.”

W.Clement Stone

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.”

Herbert Spencer

“Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.”

Jawaharlal Nehru

“Action. It is always your next move.”

Napoleon Hill

“Never let your small beginnings make you small-minded. Have the vision beyond your circumstances.”

Brendon Burchard

“The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts, it gives you what you demand with your actions.”

Dr Steve Maraboli

“Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.”


“Thoughts lead on to purpose, purposes go forth in action, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny.”

Tryon Edwards


“There is no substitute for hard work.”

Thomas Edison

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Nelson Mandela

“If you don’t have what you want, work harder.”


“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”

Tommy Lasorda

“If the promise is clear, the price will be easy to pay.”

Jim Rohn

“When you do the right thing, you get the feeling of peace and serenity associated with it. Do it again and again.”

Roy T. Bennett

“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ”

William James

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.”

Kahlil Gibran, The Essential Kahlil Gibran


“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.”

Aristotle, Selected Works

“A thousand words leave not the same deep impression as does a single deed.”

Henrik Ibsen

“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.”

John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

“Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.”

Napoleon Hill

“There are two kinds of idiots – those who don’t take action because they have received a threat, and those who think they are taking action because they have issued a threat.”

Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

“Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

“I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.”

Dorothy Day

“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.”

Napoléon Bonaparte

“Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you’d like to act.”

Bob Dylan

“The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.”

Frank Herbert


“I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.”

Alfred Tennyson

“A man’s every action is inevitably conditioned by what surrounds him and by his own body.”

Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

“When the actions becomes frequent than the words, success becomes heavier than the dreams. Do more, say less.”

Israelmore Ayivor

“Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen”

Horace Mann

“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity.”

Roy Bennett

“Create your best life with your consciously chosen thoughts, words, and actions.”

Amy Leigh Mercree

“Let your action manifest your thought, your belief and your passion.”

Mohammed Ali Bapir

“You only truly believe that which moves you to action.”

Douglas Cheney

“Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.”

Neil Gaiman

“You cannot score a goal when you are sitting on the bench. To do so, you have to dress up and enter the game.”

Israelmore Ayivor

“A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal that is worth achieving.”

Ayn Rand

“We are the result of our mere actions. What we do, we become.”

Santosh Kalwar

“Don’t use your past as an excuse, excuse your excuses and take action now!!!”

Bernard Kelvin Clive

“The truth is that judgment and fear will never stop, but they don’t actually do anything.”

Julien Smith, The Flinch

“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

“Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.”

Bryant McGill

“Nothing is born into this world without labor.”

Rob Liano

“Action is what makes hope a reality.”

T.M. Brenner

“You should never hit the snooze button when life gives you a wake up call.”

Rob Liano

“Listen for the call of your destiny, and when it comes, release your plans and follow.”

Mollie Marti

“Art is the overflow of emotion into action.”

Brian Raif

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