Quotes about Action

"Each of us should do something every day that we do not want to do, but we know we should do. To strenghten our backbone, and put iron in our soul. "

Henry Hitt Crane (1902-1977) religious leader.


"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up everytime we do."

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


"All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, thirds, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first."

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.


"Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy and was one of the five Fireside Poets.


"When the horse is dead, get off."

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"There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start."

Charles Baudelaire (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.


"We don't have to start with power,
only with passion."

Margaret J. Wheatley (-) from: Turning to One Another.


"Even great towers start at ground level."

Chinese saying (-)


"Those who lack courage will always find a philosophy to justify it."

Albert Camus (7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French Algerian author, philosopher and journalist, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He was a key philosopher of the 20th-century, with his most famous work being the novel L'Étranger (The Stranger).


"Courage changes things for the better. With courage you can stay with something long enough to succeed at it, realizing that it usually takes two, three or four times as long to succeed as you thought or hoped."

Earl Nightingale (March 12, 1921 – March 25, 1989) was an American motivational speaker and author, known as the "Dean of Personal Development."