130 Action Quotes To Motivate You To Follow Your Dreams

Looking for quotes about taking actions in your life? We have rounded the best collection of motivational action quotes, sayings, messages, captions, slogans (with images and pictures) to inspire you to be hustle more.

Taking action in life towards your goal or dream is one of the toughest things to do. We all think a lot, fear a lot, and do not take the step we need to. Overthinking leads to procrastination and fear of failing leads us to defer our actions.

Also See: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

But from dreaming to doing, the journey may seem to be hard, but it’s exciting and gives you the learning of your life.

Once you take actions and do things you should, you see how things fall into place. With every chance you take, every move you make you are one step forward towards your goals.

We have divided these inspiring actions quotes in these sections;

  • Action Quotes
  • Take Action Quotes
  • Motivational Taking Action Quotes
  • Inspirational Call To Action Quotes
  • Short Take Action Now Captions

Don’t forget to check out our article on lead by example quotes and walk the talk quotes to empower you.

Most Famous Action Quotes

  1. “Action is the antidote to despair.” – Joan Baez

  2. “Ideas without action are useless.” – Helen Keller                                                                                               
    Action Quotes
    Action Quotes

  3. “Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

  4. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

  5. “Let your performance do the thinking.” – Charlotte Brontë

  6. “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” – Zig Ziglar

  7. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” – Thomas Edison                                                       
    Action Quotes Images
    Action Quotes Images

  8. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

  9. “Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.” – Zig Ziglar

  10. “Action is the universal language of success.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli                                                 
    Take Action Quotes
    Take Action Quotes

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

  12. “Words may inspire but only action creates change.” – Simon Sinek                                                                     
    Action Quotes Pictures
    Action Quotes Pictures

  13. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  14. “Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.” – Baltasar Gracian

  15. “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” – Carl Gustav Jung                                 
    Motivational Action Quotes
    Motivational Action Quotes

  16. “God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails.” – St. Augustine

  17. “You’ll miss 100% of the shots if you don’t take any.” – Wayne Gretzky

  18. “There is only one proof of ability—action.” – Marie Ebner-Eschenbach

  19. “Doubt can only be removed by action.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

  21. “Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” – Peter Marshall

  22. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins

  23. “When your actions contradict your words, your words don’t mean anything.”

  24. “The path to success is to take massive, determined actions.” – Tony Robbins                                                                                                                                                 
    Powerful Action Quotes
    Powerful Action Quotes

  25. “Words may show a man’s wit, but actions his meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin

  26. “Words are meaningless, when actions are worthless” – Christine E. Szymanski

  27. “A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius

  28. “People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.” – Lewis Cass

  29. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

  30. “Wealth does not count; words do not count; actions count!” – Dada J. P. Vaswani                                                                                                                                                                   
    quotes on action
    quotes on action

  31. “Thoughts do more. Words to much. Actions do much more.” – Israelmore Ayivor

  32. “Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.” – Joss Whedon

  33. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

  34. “If your actions don’t live up to your words, you have nothing to say.” – DaShanne Stokes

  35. “Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.” – Zig Ziglar

  36. “Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.” – E. H. Chapin

  37. “It isn’t confidence that comes first, but taking action. Confidence follows action.” – Scott Allan

  38. “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” – G.K. Nielson

  39. “It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you” – Rumi

  40. “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli

  41. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

  42. “An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.” – Arnold Glasow

  43. “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson

  44. “Effort increases action. Action creates momentum. Momentum creates success.” – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  45. “He who has put forth his total strength in fit actions, has the richest return of wisdom.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  46. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – James Sherman

  47. “Take action, an inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention.” – Steve Maraboli

  48. “Stop complaining and do something… Shut up! Rise up! Grow up! And show up! See you at the top!” – Israelmore Ayivor

  49. “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.” – Norman Vincent Peale

  50. “A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” – Tony Robbins

  51. “When the actions becomes frequent than the words, success becomes heavier than the dreams. Do more, say less.” – Israelmore Ayivor

  52. “Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  53. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  54. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

  55. “Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for; to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read; and the greater of these is the doing.” – Albert Pike

Take Action Quotes

We all have numerous plans for our future in our heads, but until we act upon them, they are just thoughts. Powerful thoughts followed by plan of actions will get you the desired results.

Also See: Quotes About Trying New Things

So be a go getter in life, do things you always wanted to do, listen to your instincts and follow your passion. Being afraid to fail should never stop you from trying new things.

  1. “One day or day one. It’s your decision.”

  2. “Knowledge is potential; action is power.” – Tony Robbins                                                                       
    Actions Quotes
    Actions Quotes

  3. “No one builds a legacy by standing still.” – Oscar Auliq-Ice

  4. “When every action has a purpose. Every action has a result.”

  5. “As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.” – Rumi
    Taking Action Quotes
    Taking Action Quotes

  6. “Put a grain of boldness into everything you do” – Baltasar Gracian

  7. “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”- Alexander the Great

  8. “Words are often from the lips, actions are from the heart.” – Rashida Costa

  9. “A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.” – George Patton

  10. “You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.” – Irish Proverb

  11. “Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  12. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

  13. “The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.” – Confucius

  14. “Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” – David Lloyd George

  15. “Preach! Write! Act! Do anything, save to lie down and die!” – Hester, Chapter 17, ‘The Scarlet Letter’

  16. “Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.” – Baltasar Gracian

  17. “Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  18. “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  19. “Men will lie on their backs, talking about the fall of man and never make an effort to get up.” – Henry David Thoreau

  20. “Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things you did not do than the ones you did.” – Mark Twain

  21. “Just as any gem is polished by friction, I am certain to become more valuable through this day’s adversities” -Og Mandino

  22. “You cannot score a goal when you are sitting on the bench. To do so, you have to dress up and enter the game. – Israelmore Ayivor

  23. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

  24. “What should move us to action is human dignity: the inalienable dignity of the oppressed, but also the dignity of each of us. We lose dignity if we tolerate the intolerable.” – Baltasar Gracian

  25. “It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there will be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result. – Mahatma Gandhi

Motivational Taking Action Quotes

  1. “For every action, there is a reaction.” – Albert Einstein
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    every action has a reaction quote

  2. “Never confuse motion with action.” – Benjamin Franklin                                                         
    Action Quotes Wallpaper
    Action Quotes Wallpaper

  3. “The first step binds one to the second.” – French Proverb

  4. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart                                                                   
    Famous Quotes On Actions
    Famous Quotes On Actions

  5. “Victory belongs to the most persevering.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

  6. “I never worry about action, but only inaction.” – Winston Churchill

  7. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

  8. “If you don’t make things happen then things will happen to you.” – Anonymous

  9. “Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.” – Alfred North Whitehead

  10. “Whatever the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

  11. “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  12. “Excuses are a time thief, Have a goal, accept responsibility, and take action!” – Dr. Steve Maraboli

  13. “A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it, is committing another mistake.” – Confucius

  14. “Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  15. “For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.” – John Greenleaf Whittier

  16. “There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting.” – Hope Hicks

  17. “The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do.” – Thomas Alva Edison

  18. “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.” – Seneca

  19. “We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly.” – Aristotle

  20. “The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts; it gives you what you demand with your actions.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli

  21. “I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

  22. “That which we persist in doing becomes easier – not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  23. “Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that is possible with the means you have, and as you proceed in this spirit the way will open for you to do more.” – Robert Collier

  24. “People judge you on your performance, so focus on the outcome. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs

  25. “Let every man or woman here remember this, that if you wish to be great at all, you must begin where you are and with what you are. He who would be great anywhere must first be great in his own Philadelphia.” – Russel H. Conwell

Inspirational Call To Action Quotes

  1. “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

  2. “Always do more than is required of you.” – George S. Patton

  3. “If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.” – Mario Andretti

  4. “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” – John F. Kennedy

  5. “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.” – Jim Rohn

  6. “Action is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.” – Oscar Wilde

  7. “Do the thing you are afraid to do and the death of fear is certain.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  8. “Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.” – Thomas Carlyle

  9. “You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow

  10. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

  11. “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie

  12. “Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.” – Thomas Carlyle

  13. “Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.” – Napolean Bonaparte

  14. “You don’t get results by focusing on results. You get results by focusing on the actions that produce results.” – Mike Hawkins

  15. “The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.” – Jacob Bronowski

  16. “Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put the plan into action.” – Napoleon Hill

  17. “Your genuine action will explain itself, and will explain your other genuine actions. Your conformity explains nothing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  18. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci

  19. “We do not need, and indeed never will have, all the answers before we act … It is often through taking action that we can discover some of them.” – Charlotte Bunch

  20. “Action hangs, as it were, dissolved in speech, in thoughts whereof speech is the shadow; and precipitates itself therefrom. The kind of speech in a man betokens the kind of action you will get from him.” – Thomas Carlyle

Short Take Action Now Captions

  1. Dream big. Take action.

  2. Actions speak louder than words.

  3. Control your thoughts. Focus. Take action.

  4. Dream big. Start small, but most of all, start.

  5. Focus on where you want to go not where you are.

  6. The more action you take, the more progress you make.

  7. The distance between dreams and reality is called action.

  8. Don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. Don’t promise, just prove.

  9. Every great achievement in human history began with a single step.

  10. Believe. Take action. Have confidence. Be disciplined. Never give up.

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Read on to find these encouraging words of wisdom that will motivate you to keep hustling in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and overcoming your fears to do anything you set your mind to.

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