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Not Taking Action Quotes


"I am not taking legal action against any team-mate." - Saido Berahino

"Healing requires taking action-it is not a passive event." - Caroline Myss

"Taking action births motivation." - Greg Smith

"I do not support individual countries taking military action against another country because of its human rights record, or subsequently justifying taking such action on human rights grounds." - Mary Robinson

"Learning is not watching a video, learning is taking action and seeing what happens." - Seth Godin

"Empathy makes you more aware of other people's suffering, but it's not clear it actually motivates you to take moral action or prevents you from taking immoral action." - David Brooks

"Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you're expecting a reward" - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"Dear Procrastinator: Taking action in and of itself is not difficult, but is in fact satisfying and is usually followed by a sense of pride & accomplishment. However, it is THINKING about the action that you should be taking and NOT taking it that's difficult, as it leaves you feeling guilty and unsatisfied. THE SOLUTION: Stop thinking and take action NOW." - Hal Elrod

"When you start taking consistent action, you will see results." - Marie Forleo

"Making mistakes is a way of taking action." - Paulo Coelho

"Service is taking action to create value for someone else." - Ron Kaufman

"What changes your life is not learning more. What changes your life is making decisions & using your personal power & taking action." - Tony Robbins

"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

""Going with the flow" is for some people an excuse for not taking action and it refers usually to one's life situation." - Eckhart Tolle

"You will not make a man wiser by taking freedom of action from him. A man can only learn when he is free to act." - Auberon Herbert

"Being busy and being productive are not necessarily the same. Many people keep busy to avoid taking action on things they're afraid to pursue." - Lauren Mackler

"Strike is always a form of direct action. With the strike, too, you are not asking government to make things easier for you by passing legislation, you are taking a direct action against the employer." - Howard Zinn

"The president is being denounced for not taking the kind of pre-emptive action in Afghanistan that he has been so passionately denounced for taking in Iraq. Damned if he does and damned if he doesn't." - Ferdinand Mount

"Creative and action are synonymous. You can't be creative. Without taking action." - Steve Fisher

"Action, not words." - Edward Heath

"Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you're expecting a reward. Most people do the exact opposite: They only take action when they expect a reward, and they don't enjoy the action. And that's the reason why they don't do their best." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"The most important thing you learn as a sports photographer is anticipation - not where the action is taking place, but where it's going to take place. Not where the subject is now, but where they're going to be." - Lawrence Schiller

"Don't wait until you feel like taking positive action. Take the action and then you will feel like doing it." - Zig Ziglar

"Leadership is action, not position" - Donald McGannon

"Gesture is not always action." - Jay Maisel

"Leadership is action, not position." - Donald H. McGannon

"Courage is action, not talk." - Jeff Rich

"Almost every problem people face in their careers and other aspects of their lives - such as failed diets, marriages, and financial problems - are all the result of not taking enough action." - Grant Cardone

"Wherever you see a man who gives someone else's corruption, someone else's prejudice as a reason for not taking action himself, you see a cog in The Machine that governs us." - John Jay Chapman

"Heritage Action is a self-interested fundraising organization led by a former Giuliani staffer who is not taking counsel from real conservatives... It is a worthless organization to the conservative movement. I'll be the first to say that." - Geoff Davis

"Draw your line in the sand. Make your decision now and start taking action to really live your dream. By not taking bold steps to live your dream, not only are you missing out on fully living, but the world is missing out on the greatness you have to offer. Be bold!" - Les Brown

"Drama is action, sir, action and not confounded philosophy." - Luigi Pirandello

"Thought precedes action, action does not always precede thought." - Douglas Horton

"By taking this action, I hope that I will have hastened the start of the healing." - Richard M. Nixon

"Worry is the facade of taking action when prayer really is." - Ann Voskamp

"Do it and do it now. Err on the side of taking action" - J. Willard Marriott

"Without a standard there is no logical basis for making a decision or taking action." - Joseph M. Juran

"Give yourself a deadline to stop planning and to start taking action." - Andy Gilbert

"By taking this action, I hope that I will have hastened the start of the healing." - Richard Nixon

"Chi Wen Tzu always thought three times before taking action. Twice would have been quite enough." - Confucius

"We best avoid wars by taking even physical action to stop small ones." - Anthony Eden

"Taking action is hard, but know what? Enduring a bad situation can be its own hell." - Whoopi Goldberg

"Political action means taking on responsibility. This cannot happen without power. Power is to serve responsibility." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"A perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility." - Billie Jean King

"Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity." - Billie Jean King

"I'm surrounded by a lot of live-action movie professionals, and I'm just taking their lead, as far as what to schedule to do next. I'm guessing the challenge is going to be not having two characters together, and shooting the live-action without having the animation. In animation, you get to get in between every frame and you work it all out together." - Chris Wedge

"Let me state this as clearly as I can: We are going to keep radical Islamic terrorists the hell out of our country. We will not be deterred from this course, and in a matter of days, we will be taking brand new action to protect out people and keep America safe. You will see the action." - Donald Trump

"Scientific data are not taken for museum purposes; they are taken as a basis for doing something. If nothing is to be done with the data, then there is no use in collecting any. The ultimate purpose of taking data is to provide a basis for action or a recommendation for action. The step intermediate between the collection of data and the action is prediction." - W Edwards Deming

"The world doesn't need another opinion, they need another person taking action. So I take action because I see the call and respond." - William

"The world does' need another opinion, they need another person taking action. So I take action because I see the call and respond." - William

"There are some long silences in Scandinavian and some Japanese films, when the audience knows action is taking place, but the audience hears no action." - John Henrik Clarke

"I find placebos uplifting and exhilarating. It means that taking action-no matter what the action is-might help you feel better." - A J Jacobs

"Leadership is an action, not a position." - Donald McGannon

"True influence drives action, not just awareness." - Jay Baer

"hope is not a plan of action." - Susan Jacoby

"It's not just words. Action expresses priorities." - Mahatma Gandhi

"We do not need ACTS but Action." - Narendra Modi

"Love of action is not industry." - Seneca the Younger

"Clarity comes from action, not thought." - Marie Forleo

"Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself." - Albert Camus

"Anything that's too safe is not action." - Elizabeth Streb

"Anything that's too safe is not action." - Elizabeth Streb

"Letting someone down is not criminal action." - Patrick Mchenry

"I'm not a fan of action movies." - Olivier Megaton

"Writers are not meant for action." - Manuel Puig

"Not taking risks ultimately leads to failure." - Craig Groeschel

"I am not taking anything for granted." - Tim Kaine

"I'm taking a vow not to advise." - Barbara Bush

"If I don't feel confident about my body, I'm not going to sit at home and feel sorry for myself and not do something about it. It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it." - Kim Kardashian

"The trap in Hamlet is he's the most passive of Shakespeare's characters. He's not a Richard III, not out there taking a lot of action. It's a lot of asides and soliloquies where he's wrapped in angst, and that's not a very interesting character." - Kurt Sutter

"From the moment of birth we are immersed in action, and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought." - Alfred North Whitehead

"Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It's the impetus for creating change." - Max Carver

"Letting go of your ego opens the door to taking a new and creative course of action." - Suzanne Mayo Frindt

"The executive art is nine-tenths inducing those who have authority to use it in taking pertinent action" - Chester Barnard

"I fear the future I wish for my children is at risk, so I'm taking action. Please join me..." - Madonna Ciccone

"The distance between taking social action and having the knowledge is as wide as the mouth of the Mississippi." - Mort Sahl

"It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action." - Al Batt

"Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It's the impetus for creating change." - Max Carver

"Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It's the impetus for creating change." - Max Carver

"I know as I'm taking my dying breath, the ambulance guy will ask me why they cancelled Action." - Illeana Douglas

"Those who are politically apathetic can only survive if they are supported by people who are capable of taking action." - Pericles

"It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action." - Honore De Balzac

"In the past decade, there have been a lot of friends or directors, either gossiping or telling me directly, "What you're doing now is the right thing, your main concern should be taking care of yourself, and not doing action at your age." Well, after first feeling angry, I'd think, to be honest, I really am older. So I thought, all right, but before I retire I'd like to make one last major action film, one good one." - Jackie Chan

"Not every action requires military action. As a matter of fact, military action is the very last resort for us." - George W Bush

"When you shoot a movie, the camera is always taking, taking, taking and not giving anything back." - Rodrigo Santoro

"We're taking action against evil people. Because this great nation of many religions understands, our war is not against Islam, or against faith practiced by the Muslim people. Our war is a war against evil. This is clearly a case of good versus evil, and make no mistake about it - good will prevail." - George W Bush

"There is one central characteristic of anarchism on the matter of means, and that central principle is a principle of direct action - of not going through the forms that the society offers you, of representative government, of voting, of legislation, but directly taking power." - Howard Zinn

"Even so, I was proud of myself for taking action at all. I didn't hide or run away or pretend the ugliness didn't happen. I stood up and said something that was true. I said it out loud, and by doing so, I was standing up for lots of people, not just me." - Lauren Myracle

"Find a partner, commit to taking action, and hold each other accountable. Helping our planet is not a one-person or one-country job; we need to be good partners and good neighbors to one another. Routine, measurable, and collective actions both small and large will make an impact." - Adrian Grenier

"There was endless action - not just football, but sailboats, tennis and other things: movement. There was endless talk - the ambassador at the head of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom, but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking part." - Charles Spalding

"Action-adventure, that genre, only works for me if you can care about the characters. If the hero's not taking some kind of a journey, then there are no stakes - and no stakes, then you don't care if he lives or dies, wins or loses." - Brandon Lee

"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action." - Benjamin Disraeli

"There is not first understanding and then action. When you understand, that very understanding is action." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"I don't want affirmative action - too much affirmative, not enough action." - Paul Mooney

"The lack of alternatives to an illegal action does not legitimise that action." - Zadie Smith

"Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action." - William James

"I'm not against taking shots, but I am against taking bad shots." - Henry Iba

"Worry is not thought; complaining is not action." - Mason Cooley

"Some have argued that the President is required to get permission from a federal court before taking action against a United States citizen who is a senior operational leader of al Qaeda or associated forces. This is simply not accurate. 'Due process' and 'judicial process' are not one and the same, particularly when it comes to national security. The Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process." - Eric Holder

"Action not backed by knowledge and knowledge not translatable into action, both can not stand the test of time." - Pandurang Shastri Athavale

"Let no one say that taking action is hard. Action is aided by courage, by the moment, by impulse, and the hardest thing in the world is making a decision." - Franz Grillparzer

"Every belief that you hold manifests itself in some manner by either causing you to take some form of action or by preventing you from taking action. If you don't believe something is possible, you won't even attempt it." - Chris Prentiss

"There are two kinds of idiots - those who don't take action because they have received a threat, and those who think they are taking action because they have issued a threat." - Paulo Coelho

"We commend President Obama and his administration for taking this strong action against Iceland and its barbaric whaling industry... and we urge the President to take similar action against Japan and Norway as well!" - Hayden Panettiere

"If Margaret Thatcher took climate change seriously and believed that we should take action to reduce global greenhouse emissions, then taking action and supporting and accepting the science can hardly be the mark of incipient Bolshevism." - Malcolm Turnbull

"I believe that worrying about the problems plaguing our planet without taking steps to confront them is absolutely irrelevant. The only thing that changes this world is taking action." - Jody Williams

"Be aware of the big difference between inspired action and activity. Activity comes from the brain-mind and is rooted in disbelief and lack of faith - you are taking action to "make" your desire happen. Inspired action is allowing the law to work through you and to move you. Activity feels hard. Inspired action feels wonderful." - Rhonda Byrne

"There is likely to be a lag between the need for action and government ["an individual's" or "a team's"] recognition of the need; a further lag between recognition of the need for action and the taking of action; and a still further lag between the action and its effects" - Milton Friedman

"The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Through this I know the advantage of taking no action." - Laozi

"The familiar childhood admonition of 'counting to 10' before taking action works because it emphasizes the two key elements of anger management - time and distraction." - Bill Vaughan

"That's what we do on 'Entourage.' We embed ourselves in legitimate authentic moments so wherever the action is happening, we're taking pieces from that red carpet." - Adrian Grenier

"Anything that prevents you from taking an action or actions that might reasonably dispel legitimate anxieties. Fear is what paralyzes you." - Keith Olbermann

"The entire customer or user experience-from raising awareness, to buying a product / taking action, to getting customer support-is going digital." - Colleen Jones

"Heroism is about taking an action which represents a breakthrough, and then assuming full responsiblity for it, even if it's a failure." - Noa Ben Artzi-Pelossof

"No one can be guaranteed success without failures along the way. But one thing that guarantees failure is never taking action." - Clifton Anderson

"Many people think passion is a fuzzy feeling that makes taking action effortless. In fact, it's the gritty courage and tenacity to forge onward..." - Martha Beck

"I believe that the most joyful and intrinsic motivation human beings have for taking any action is the desire to meet our needs and the needs of others." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"Praise and reward create a system of extrinsic motivations for behavior. Children (and adults) end up taking action in order to receive the praise or rewards." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"How can we learn self-knowledge? Never by taking thought but rather by action. Try to do your duty and you'll soon discover what you're like." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"In the action business, when you don't want to say you ran like a mouse, you call it 'taking cover.' It's more heroic." - Jim Butcher

"Discipline is the habit of taking consistent action until one can perform with unconscious competence. Discipline weighs ounces but regret weighs tons." - Jhoon Goo Rhee

"In government and out, there are vast realms of the bureaucracy dedicated to seeking more information, in perpetuity if need be, in order to avoid taking action." - Meg Greenfield

"The key to success is being in the right place at the right time, recognizing that you are there, and taking action!" - Ray Kroc

"Leadership is a function of knowing yourself, having a vision that is well communicated, building trust among colleagues, and taking effective action to realize your own leadership potential." - Warren G. Bennis

"A big part of honesty is self-discipline, personal resolve, and taking pride in who you are as a person and what each action means to your character." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"We cannot think first and act afterwards. From the moment of birth we are immersed in action and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought." - Alfred North Whitehead

"The fact is that I like thrillers and action movies. But what really fulfills me is getting out of my comfort zone, taking chances." - Halle Berry

"Conventional wisdom tells us to avoid taking unalterable action while at a low point in life. I have never been conventional." - Therese Fowler

"3D is quite a lot more advanced in animated movies; for live-action movies we're just taking baby steps, we're just in the beginning." - Ang Lee

"Countries across the world are taking action now to help them track paedophiles and terrorists who abuse new technology to plot their horrific crimes." - Theresa May

"Don't let your negative self beliefs haunt you out of taking action. You owe it to yourself to live the life that you desire." - Joel Brown

"The great end of life is not knowledge but action." - Thomas Huxley

"What is faith if it is not translated into action?" - Mahatma Gandhi

"When thoughts do not neutralize an undesirable emotion, action will." - William James

"Self-realization is not complete until it lives in action." - Byron Katie

"The great end of life is not knowledge but action." - Thomas Henry Huxley

"To live is not breathing it is action." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Knowing is not enough! You must take action." - Tony Robbins

"Logic will not change an emotion, but action will." - Anonymous

"The purpose of man is in action not thought." - Thomas Carlyle

"Covert action should not be confused with missionary work." - Henry A Kissinger

"One must fight for a life of action, not reaction." - Rita Mae Brown

"Remember: Rewards come in action, not in discussion." - Tony Robbins

"Life and death do not wait for legal action." - Daphne Du Maurier

"These are questions for action, not speculation, which is idle." - Noam Chomsky

"The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways." - Gautama Buddha

"True progress comes not through action, but through awakening." - Alan Cohen

"We are men of action. Lies do not become us." - Cary Elwes

"Guidance requires action, but it does not guarantee safety." - Caroline Myss

"It's not just about hope and ideas. It's about action." - Shirin Ebadi



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