Quotations About Action

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939


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


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


Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve.
Tehyi Hsieh


Deliberation is a function of the many; action is the function of one.
Charles de Gaulle


The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
Red Auerbach


Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin


Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
Peter Marshall


Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
James Baldwin


Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out.
Italian Proverb