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Quotes About Actions

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H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

Mahatma Gandhi
“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Karen Marie Moning
“Words can be twisted into any shape. Promises can be made to lull the heart and seduce the soul. In the final analysis, words mean nothing. They are labels we give things in an effort to wrap our puny little brains around their underlying natures, when ninety-nine percent of the time the totality of the reality is an entirely different beast. The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them.”
Karen Marie Moning

Mother Teresa
“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.”
Mother Teresa

Mark Twain
“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”
Mark Twain

The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts - it gives
“The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts - it gives you what you demand with your actions.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

James Baldwin
“People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.”
James Baldwin

Matthew Quick
“You need to know it's your actions that will make you a good person, not desire.”
Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

William James
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
William James

Dallin H. Oaks
“Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.”
Dallin H. Oaks

“Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free.”
Shannon L. Alder

“I am tired of people saying that poor character is the only reason people do wrong things. Actually, circumstances cause people to act a certain way. It's from those circumstances that a person's attitude is affected followed by weakening of character. Not the reverse. If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others and judging their lives as either black or white, good or bad. We all live our lives in shades of gray.”
Shannon L. Alder

Oscar Wilde
“I have learned this: it is not what one does that is wrong, but what one becomes as a consequence of it.”
Oscar Wilde

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

Criss Jami
“Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Hermann Hesse
“You've never lived what you are thinking, and that isn't good. Only the ideas we actually live are of any value.”
Hermann Hesse, Demian: Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend

Jason Fried
“What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan.”
Jason Fried, Rework

Frank Herbert
“Do actions agree with words? There's your measure of reliability. Never confine yourself to the words.”
Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune

George Eliot
“I am not imposed upon by fine words; I can see what actions mean.”
George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

R.A. Salvatore
“Nostalgia is a necessary thing, I believe, and a way for all of us to find peace in that which we have accomplished, or even failed to accomplish. At the same time, if nostalgia precipitates actions to return to that fabled, rosy-painted time, particularly in one who believes his life to be a failure, then it is an empty thing, doomed to produce nothing but frustration and an even greater sense of failure.”
R.A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver

Randa Abdel-Fattah
“Belief means nothing without actions”
Randa Abdel-Fattah, Does My Head Look Big In This?

“The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Defensiveness is usually someone silently screaming that they need you to value and respect them in disguise. When you look for deeper meanings behind someone’s pain you can then begin to heal not only yourself, but others.”
Shannon L. Alder

Martin Luther King Jr.
“One of the grat tragedies of life is that men seldom bridge the gulf between practice and profession, between doing and saying. A persistent schizophrenia leaves so many of us tragically divided against ourselves. On the one hand, we proudly profess certain sublime and noble principles, but on the other hand, we sadly practise the very antithesis of these principles. How often are our lives characterised by a high blood pressure of creeds and an anaemia of deeds! We talk eloquently about our commitment to the principles of Christianity, and yet our lives are saturated with the practices of paganism. We proclaim our devotion to democracy, but we sadly practise the very opposite of the democratic creed. We talk passionately about peace, and at the same time we assiduously prepare for war. We make our fervent pleas for the high road of justice, and then we tread unflinchingly the low road of injustice. This strange dichotomy, this agonising gulf between the ought and the is, represents the tragic theme of man's earthly pilgrimage.”
Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love

“You can't make yourself feel positive, but you can choose how to act, and if you choose right, it builds your confidence.”
Julien Smith, The Flinch

Abraham Verghese
“The world turns on our every action, and our every omission, whether we know it or not.”
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

Rebecca Stead
“Sometimes you never feel meaner than the moment you stop being mean. It's like how turning on a light makes you realize how dark the room had gotten. And the way you usually act, the things you would have normally done, are like these ghosts that everyone can see but pretends not to.”
Rebecca Stead, When You Reach Me

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