Every one of us alone has the power to direct the course of our lives by choosing what actions we will or won't take. While sometimes it's easier to believe you don't have a choice, the reality is that you always have a choice to behave differently. - Francine Ward

I think the most profound expression of education is action--action in the interest of helping to heal what ails our communities, our nation, and our world. - Johnnetta B. Cole

Think of your life as a canoe and your decisions and actions as your paddle. You'll get where you're going one stroke at a time with the decisions and actions you make. - D. J. (Eagle Bear) Vanas

The reason dogs have so many friends is because they wag their tails and not their tongues.

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work.

It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is to get up and take action.

There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A vision without action is called a daydream; but then again, action without a vision is called a nightmare. - Jim Sorensen

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. - Friedrich Engels

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

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

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

Action is eloquence. - Shakespeare

Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The great end of life is not knowledge, but action. - Thomas Fuller

Happy people plan actions, they don't plan results. - Dennis Wholey

We cannot guess the outcome of our actions...Which is why our actions must always be acceptable in themselves, and not as strategies. - Amanda Cross

Our real values are expressed in our actions, in what we do and how we do it. - Robert Rabbin

Only actions give to life its strength, as only moderation gives it its charm. - Jean Paul Richter

The actions of men are like the index of a book--they point out what is most remarkable in them.

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

The path to success is to take massive, determined action. - Anthony Robbins

We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them. - Abigail Adams

Action on the move creates its own route, creates to a very great extent the conditions under which it is to be fulfilled and thus baffles all calculation. - Henri Bergson

The two greatest fear busters are knowledge and action. - Denis Waitley

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.