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Quotes - Action


Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act.

 Leonard Cohen, Canadian Songwriter, Poet & Novelist


The men who lead do work when there's work to be done. Will you step up when you're needed, or will you just sit back and let the other people do the lifting?

 Lions for Lambs


Thinking by itself will not make things happen. Success may start in your thoughts, but it is accomplished by action.

 10 Distinctions between Entrepreneurs and Employees


“Let’s Roll.”

 Todd Beamer, United Flight 93, Sept 11th attacks


I try to use my music to move these people to act.

 Jimi Hendrix, Singer & Guitarist


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

 Lao Tzu, Chinese Philosopher


Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

 Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President


In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.

 Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President


Don’t think, do.

 Mario Gabelli, American Investor


Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it.  I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

 Charles F. Kettering, American Inventor


Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.

 Albert Einstein, German Physicist


Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

 Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Leader


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It was like coming this close to your dreams and then watch them brush past you like a stranger in a crowd. At the time, you don't think much of it. You know, we just don't recognize the most significant moments of our lives while they're happening. Back then I thought, 'Well, there'll be other days.' I didn't realize that that was the only day.

 Moonlight Graham, Field of Dreams