10 Famous Quotes for Inspiring Action

"Action is the antidote to despair." -Joan Baez

"Action is the antidote to despair." -Joan Baez

Sometimes we all need a little kick in the pants:

"Action is the antidote to despair." -Joan Baez

"How wonderful it is that nobody needs wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." -Anne Frank

“An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.” - Lao Tzu

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." -Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” -Leonardo da Vinci

“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

“If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.” -Albert Einstein

“You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” -E.B. White

To take action and change the world, or to take pleasure and enjoy the world? That seems to be the the real struggle.