Taking Action Mottos and Getting Started Quotes

We've selected the very best taking action mottos, as inspiration for getting started in any venture being contemplated. The overwhelming message here is to move past thinking and to start doing. Here are our favorite taking action quotes and aphorisms, from some truly inspirational minds, including Benjamin Franklin, Friedrich Engels, and Les Brown.

Peter Marshall's Taking Action Motto:

"Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned."
~ Peter Marshall
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Taking Action Quote from an Unknown Source:

"It's not what you know, it's what you do with what you know."
~ Unknown
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Friedrich Engels Taking Action Aphorism:

"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory."
~ Friedrich Engels
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Benjamin Franklin on Taking Positive Action:

"Never confuse motion with action."
~ Benjamin Franklin
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Tehyi Hsieh Motto on getting started even when the plan isn't fully worked out:

"Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve."
~ Tehyi Hsieh
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A funny Benjamin Franklin Quote on not waiting for the right circumstances:

"He that waits upon fortune is never sure of a dinner. "
~ Benjamin Franklin
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A classic Getting Started Motto from Les Brown:

"You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great."
~ Les Brown
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A famous classical literature quote from Horace on getting started:

"He who has begun is half done. "
~ Horace
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Arabian Proverb on taking action:

"A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain. "
~ Arabian Proverb
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A classic Benjamin Franklin taking action aphorism:

"Well done is better than well said. "
~ Benjamin Franklin
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An easily visualized example of a taking action quote, from Washington Irving:

"A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion."
~ Washington Irving
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Jonatan Martensson Motto on Getting Started:

"Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now. "
~ Jonatan Martensson
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