Quotes about Action

"The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision."

Robyn Davidson (born September 6, 1950) is an Australian writer best known for her book Tracks, about a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of west Australia using camels.


"There is nothing that is a more certain sign of insanity than to do the same thing over and over and expect the results to be different."

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. A German-Swiss Nobel laureate, he is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".


"When it can't be done, do it,
If you don't do it, it doesn't exist."

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"Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing."

Adolphe-Louis-Frédéric-Théodore Monod (21 January 1802–6 April 1856) was a French Protestant churchman.


"Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ( 28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and polymath. Goethe is considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language and one of the most important thinkers in Western culture. Goethe's works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, philosophy, and science. His magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama Faust.


"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American philosopher, lecturer, essayist, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.


"The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision."

Robyn Davidson (born September 6, 1950) is an Australian writer best known for her book Tracks, about a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of west Australia using camels.


"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life, and the procedure, the process is its own reward."

Robyn Davidson (born September 6, 1950) is an Australian writer best known for her book Tracks, about a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of west Australia using camels.


"The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest, success only comes later."

Confucius (September 28, 551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher.


"Knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste."

Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film and television executive.One of the most popular and influential stars in America during her lifetime, with one of Hollywood's longest careers, especially on television.