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  Deeds are fruits, words are but leaves.  
 -  English proverb
  

  An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.  
 -  Mexican proverb
  

  When I rest, I rust.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Between the word and the deed there is a long step.  
 -  French proverb
  

  If your actions cannot prove the truth of your words, then silence is my reply.  
 -  Abhishek Tiwari
  

  It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action.  
 -  Al Batt
  

  Nothing happens until something moves.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

  A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes of himself.  
 -  Alexander Graham Bell
  

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

  You have to do stuff that average people don't understand because those are the only good things.  
 -  Andy Warhol
  

  It is a human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.  
 -  Antatole France
  

  Love is doing, saying it and showing it. Never think that just saying you love someone is enough.  
 -  Anurag Prakash Ray
  

  Man's action is only a picture of his creed.  
 -  Arthur Helps
  

  Always act as if others were watching.  
 -  Baltasar Gracian
  

  Inactivity is death.  
 -  Benito Mussolini
  

  Think before you act and then act decisively. Fortune favors the brave.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  To be idle is a short road to death and to be dilligent is a way of life. Foolish people are idle, wise people are dilligent.  
 -  Buddha
  

  All growth depends upon activity. There is no developement physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.  
 -  Charles Dickens
  

  Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, don't sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  Action is about living fully. Inaction is the way we deny life. Inaction is sitting in front of the television every day for years because you are afraid of expressing what you are. Expressing what you are is taking action... Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results, and no reward.  
 -  Don Miguel Ruiz
  

  Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.  
 -  Duke Snider
  

  Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.  
 -  Eckhart Tolle
  

  We must do the best we can with what we have.  
 -  Edward Rowland Sill
  

  What's the use of watching? A watched pot never boils.  
 -  Elizabeth Gaskell
  

  I am a firm believer in the theory that the strongest motive, whether we are conscious of it or not, rules our conduct.  
 -  Ellen Glasgow
  

  A little less conversation, a little more action please.  
 -  Elvis Presley
  

  First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  It is incumbent that your thoughts, words, and deeds match up. This is a higher standard than held by the mob.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  Never mistake motion for action.  
 -  Ernest Hemingway
  

  Footprints on the sands of time will never be made sitting down.  
 -  Evan Esar
  

  Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron.  
 -  Ezra Cornell
  

  Unfortunately, busyness seems to be a prized trait in our culture - as if the more activities, events, hobbies, committees, appointments, meetings, and responsibilities we can jam into our schedules, the better people we are... Minimalist living is the opposite. We've been learning how to say 'no,' eliminate the excess, consolidate, standardize, and delegate not so we can get more done - but so we have less to do.  
 -  Francine Jay
  

  Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.  
 -  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  

  I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  Think like man of action, and act like a man of thought.  
 -  Gaius Sallustius Crispus
  

  The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.  
 -  Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
  

  Heaven and hell is right now - you make it heaven or you make it hell by your actions.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  The only cure for grief is action.  
 -  George Henry Lewes
  

  Men of action are favored by the goddess of good luck.  
 -  George S. Clason
  

  Almost every problem people face in their careers and other aspects of their lives - such as failed diets, marriages, and financial problems - are all the result of not taking enough action.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Knowledge speaks. Wisdom listens. Action wins.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts.  
 -  Harold Nicolson
  

  It is not enough to be busy. The question is: what are we busy about?  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.  
 -  Henry van Dyke
  

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

  Idleness and lack of occupation tend - nay are dragged - towards evil.  
 -  Hippocrates
  

  It is easy to sit up and take notice; what is difficult is getting up and taking action.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise - begin!  
 -  Horace
  

  Think like man of action, and act like a man of thought.  
 -  Gaius Sallustius Crispus
  

  The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.  
 -  Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
  

  Heaven and hell is right now - you make it heaven or you make it hell by your actions.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  The only cure for grief is action.  
 -  George Henry Lewes
  

  Men of action are favored by the goddess of good luck.  
 -  George S. Clason
  

  Almost every problem people face in their careers and other aspects of their lives - such as failed diets, marriages, and financial problems - are all the result of not taking enough action.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Knowledge speaks. Wisdom listens. Action wins.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts.  
 -  Harold Nicolson
  

  It is not enough to be busy. The question is: what are we busy about?  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.  
 -  Henry van Dyke
  

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

  Idleness and lack of occupation tend - nay are dragged - towards evil.  
 -  Hippocrates
  

  It is easy to sit up and take notice; what is difficult is getting up and taking action.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise - begin!  
 -  Horace
  

  Making mistakes is the privilege of the active. It is always the mediocre people who are negative, who spend their time proving that they were not wrong.  
 -  Ingvar Kamprad
  

  We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.  
 -  Isaac Bashevis Singer
  

  We have to understand that the world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is more important than the eye. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.  
 -  Jacob Bronowski
  

  Knowledge fueled by emotion equals action.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  You must learn to translate wisdom and strong feelings into labor.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Go out on a limb. That's where the fuit is.  
 -  Jimmy Carter
  

  Aim at the sun and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself.  
 -  Joel Hawes
  

  The deed is everything, the glory nothing.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.  
 -  John A. Shedd
  

  We have become more and more not a nation of athletes but a nation of spectators.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  We have this weird thing in the world where you don't get insulted for what you do, you get insulted for who you are.  
 -  John Green
  

  I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.  
 -  John Locke
  

  The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do.  
 -  John Stuart Mill
  

  What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.  
 -  John Stuart Mill
  

  Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.  
 -  Joseph Conrad
  

  It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past.  
 -  Karl von Clausewitz
  

  Actions change things. Nothing else by the way. Actions change things. Wishful thinking is not a strategy for success. Hope is not a strategy for success. Work! Work! You prove to me that you mean it when you change your actions. You prove to yourself that you mean it when you change your actions.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

  When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get them, but you won't come up with a handful mud either.  
 -  Leo Burnett
  

  Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.  
 -  Leonardo da Vinci
  

  You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.  
 -  Les Brown
  

  People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.  
 -  Lewis Cass
  

  It is not so much what you believe in that matters, as the way in which you believe it and proceed to translate that belief into action.  
 -  Lin Yutang
  

  We must create our own world.  
 -  Louise Nevelson
  

  Never believe in what someone tells you, until their actions justify their words.  
 -  Lucas Hunter
  

  The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.  
 -  Maimonides
  

  Without a purpose nothing should be done.  
 -  Marcus Aurelius
  

  Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.  
 -  Marcus Aurelius
  

  Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's a day you've had everything to do and you've done it.  
 -  Margaret Thatcher
  

  One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.  
 -  Marie Curie
  

  Self-Discipline: How close your day-to-day behavior reflects the person you wish to be.  
 -  Mark Manson
  

  Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.  
 -  Mark Zuckerberg
  

  I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold -- but so does a hard-boiled egg.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Men must be decided on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor in what they ought to do.  
 -  Mencius
  

  Men must be decided on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor on what they ought to do.  
 -  Mencius
  

  Action is the real measure of intelligence.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Our worth is always determined by our deeds, not by our good intentions, however noble.  
 -  Og Mandino
  

  I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving; we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.  
 -  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
  

  Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Think globally, act locally.  
 -  Paul McCartney
  

  A man can only be judged by his actions, and not by his good intentions or his beliefs.  
 -  Paul Newman
  

  Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.  
 -  Plato
  

  Don't be buried or engrossed in words, be buried in actions.  
 -  Raji Yekinni
  

  When the opportunity or impulse is there - act!  
 -  Rhonda Byrne
  

  The universe likes speed. Don't delay, don't second-guess, don't doubt.  
 -  Rhonda Byrne
  

  The things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done.  
 -  Richard Buckminster Fuller
  

  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
  

  Any bozo can start something. It takes a badass to finish.  
 -  Sean Stephenson
  

  Cato said the best way to keep good acts in memory was to refresh them with new.  
 -  Sir Francis Bacon
  

  Let him that would move the world, first move himself.  
 -  Socrates
  

  You can't always go by actions because some people will ACT like they love you just to get what they want from you.  
 -  Sonya Parker
  

  The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.  
 -  St. Francis of Assisi
  

  It's incredibly easy to get caught up in an activity trap, in the business of life, to work harder and harder at climbing the ladder of success only to discover it's leaning against the wrong wall.  
 -  Stephen R. Covey
  

  What you are will show in what you do.  
 -  Thomas A. Edison
  

  Not what I have but what I do is my kingdom.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  The most important actions are never comfortable. Fortunately, it is possible to condition yourself to discomfort and overcome it.  
 -  Tim Ferriss
  

  Cute relationship statuses are meaningless its the love and affection that counts one action, love will speak a life time of words.  
 -  Toby Caunt
  

  Thoughts lead on to purposes. Purposes go forth in action. Actions form habits. Habits decide character. And character fixes our destiny.  
 -  Tryon Edwards
  

  As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.  
 -  Unknown
  

  No matter what a person says to you, it's in the action they display, that the truth is revealed behind their words.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Words may lie, but actions show everything.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If you want to know someone's mind, listen to their words. If you want to know their heart, watch their actions.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, your actions louder than your words, and your faith stronger than your feelings.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Don't just tell her she's beautiful, but make her feel beautiful. Say less and do more, women appreciate action and effort.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Tomorrow becomes never. No matter how small the task, take the first step now.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Sometimes the greatest act of love is to walk away, so that the other person can find their true self and direction again.  
 -  Unknown
  

  There is only one thing that makes a dream completely impossible to achieve: lack of action based on the fear of failure.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.  
 -  Victor Hugo
  

  Do not spend any time in day dreaming or castle building; hold to the one vision of what you want, and act now.  
 -  Wallace D. Wattles
  

  The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  A non-doer is very often a critic... someone who sits back and watches doers, and then waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing. It's easy to be a critic, but being a doer requires effort, risk, and change.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence.  
 -  William Blake
  

  As many arrows, loosed several ways, come to one mark... so may a thousand actions, once afoot, end in one purpose.  
 -  William Shakespeare, Henry V
  

  Strong reasons make strong actions.  
 -  William Shakespeare, King John
  

  Considering how foolishly people act and how pleasantly they prattle, perhaps it would be better for the world if they talked more and did less.  
 -  William Somerset Maugham
  

  Life does not consist in thinking, it consists in acting.  
 -  Woodrow Wilson
  

  Make today worth remembering.  
 -  Zig Ziglar