Initiative Quotes

Sep 25, 2019 | Character Quotables | 0 comments

“He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.”

-Benjamin Franklin

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”


“Half the things that people do not succeed in are through fear of making the attempt.”

-James Northcote

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

-Abraham Lincoln

“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”

-Don Marquis

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”

-Conrad Hilton, Hilton Hotels

“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

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

-William Jennings Bryan

“The explanation for triumph is in its first syllable.”

-Zig Ziglar

“Leaders are those who make the most of very moment, of every opportunity, and of every available resource.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

“You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.”

-Tony Robbins

“If you want to change your destiny, you have to be active. If you just sit down, life will be imposed on you.”

-Madonna, in Le Figaro

“For every person who climbs the ladder of success, there are a dozen waiting for the elevator.”

-Kathy Griffith

“Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then…do something. Don’t just stand there, make it happen.”

-Lee Lacocca

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”

-Mark Twain

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it.”

-Jonathan Winters

“Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.”

-Henry Bergson

“A job well begun is half done.”


“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

-Will Rogers

“There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.”

-David Mahoney

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t been in bed with a mosquito.”

-Anita Roddick

“Procrastination is the thief of time.”

-Edward Young

“Well done is better than well said.”

-Benjamin Franklin

“Things may come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hustle.”

-Abraham Lincoln

“An idea is worthless unless you use it.”

-John Maxwell

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