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Actions Quotes

40 of the best book quotes about actions
  1. #1
    His countenance possessed in the highest degree what physiognomists call “repose in action,” a quality of those who act rather than talk.
  2. #2
    And action is the only remedy to indifference, the most insidious danger of all.
  3. #3
    “When I was a boy my grandfather died....He was part of us and when he died, all the actions stopped dead and there was no one to do them just the way he did. He was individual. He was an important man. I’ve never gotten over his death. Often I think, what wonderful carvings never came to birth because he died. How many jokes are missing from the world, and how many homing pigeons untouched by his hands. He shaped the world. He did things to the world. The world was bankrupted of ten million fine actions the night he passed on.”
  4. #4
    “It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself,
    than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all
    connected with you.”
  5. #5
    You can have many great ideas in your head, but what makes the difference is the action. Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results, and no reward.
  6. #6
    “Some are born great, others achieve greatness.”
  7. #7
    “You are responsible for what you say and do. You are not responsible for whether or not people freak out about it.”
  8. #8
    “Yes, we should have a full day to-day,” he remarked, and he rubbed his hands with the joy of action.”
  9. #9
    “The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.”
  10. #10
    “You can only find out what you actually believe (rather than what you think you believe) by watching how you act. You simply don’t know what you believe, before that. You are too complex to understand yourself.”
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  1. #11
    “Every action we take has consequences, Vin,” Kelsier said. “I’ve found that in both Allomancy and life, the person who can best judge the consequences of their actions will be the most successful.”
  2. #12
    Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it.
  3. #13
    “But if we’d told you then, you might not have gone.”
  4. #14
    “Scenes of blood and cruelty are shocking to our ear and heart. What man has nerve to do, man has not nerve to hear.”
  5. #15
    “Treat ‘em like dogs, and you’ll have dogs’ works and dogs’ actions. Treat ‘em like men, and you’ll have men’s works.”
  6. #16
    “Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good not to do harm.”
  7. #17
    “Sometimes, she knew, the most important battles for dignity, pride, and progress were fought with the simplest of actions.”
  8. #18
    Please, a definition: A hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.
  9. #19
    “It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”
  10. #20
    “Do anything, but let it produce joy.”
  1. #21
    “Things without all remedy should be without regard: what’s done is done.”
  2. #22
    “My dear Watson, you were born to be a man of action. Your instinct is always to do something energetic.”
  3. #23
    “I have not wanted syllables where actions have spoken so plainly.”
  4. #24
    “The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they’ve died. They’re like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made of stone, they’re made out of the memories people have of you.”
  5. #25
    “Let them march now and sing! We have a long way to go, and there is time ahead for thought. It is something to have started.”
  6. #26
    “Their greatest danger was in the disbelief of their teachers. Though every one had a copy of the law, few read it; all were ready, by some excuse, to avoid this duty. Some asserted they knew it, yet never thought on it: some called these the laws of past times; not of the present. Other said the Great King did not regard the actions of his subjects, that he had neither mines nor dungeons, and that all would certainly be taken to the Heavenly City.”
  7. #27
    “‘Things are always different than what they might be,’ said the old man. ‘If you wait for them to change, you will never do anything.‘”
  8. #28
    “There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.”
  9. #29
    “Our words have power, but our actions shape our lives.”
  10. #30
    “By and by Tom’s reading wrought such a strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince, unconsciously. His speech and manners became curiously ceremonious and courtly, to the vast admiration and amusement of his intimates. But Tom’s influence among these young people began to grow, now, day by day; and in time he came to be looked up to, by them, with a sort of wondering awe, as a superior being.”
  1. #31
    “And once you are in motion, do not allow your thoughts to distract you. Think without thinking, so that you act as if out of instinct and not reason.”
  2. #32
    “We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”
  3. #33
    “I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.”
  4. #34
    “What’s done cannot be undone.”
  5. #35
    “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars
    But in ourselves.”
  6. #36
    “By and by Tom’s reading wrought such a strong effect upon him that he began to act the prince, unconsciously. His speech and manners became curiously ceremonious and courtly, to the vast admiration and amusement of his intimates. But Tom’s influence among these young people began to grow, now, day by day; and in time he came to be looked up to, by them, with a sort of wondering awe, as a superior being.”
  7. #37
    “Can’t you ever do things without reason, just like everybody else?”
  8. #38
    “There warn’t anybody at the church, except maybe a hog or two, for there warn’t any lock on the door, and hogs likes a puncheon floor in summer-time because it’s cool. If you notice, most folks don’t go to church only when they’ve got to: but a hog is different.”
  9. #39
    “Many of the Ents are younger than I am, by many lives of trees. They are all roused now, and their mind is all on one thing: breaking Isengard. But they will start thinking again before long; they will cool down a little . . . But let them march now and sing! We have a long way to go, and there is time ahead for thought. It is something to have started.”
  10. #40
    “And suddenly she knew exactly why Catherine had fallen in love with him. It wasn’t that he was unusually attractive, or ambitious, or even charming. He was partly those things, but more important, he seemed to live life on his own terms.”
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