Activity Proverbs

Sayings about Activity

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. ~ Bible

Active hands, full bellies. ~ Cambodian Proverbs

Abundance is from activity. ~ Turkish Proverbs

Active people never have louse bites. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Quotations about Activity

Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool. ~ John Mason Good

Science is not a heartless pursuit of objective information. It is a creative human activity, its geniuses acting more as artists than as information processors. ~ Stephen Jay Gould

Activity in back of a very small idea will produce more than inactivity and the planning of a genius. ~ James A. Worsham

Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite. ~ Andrew Grove

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. ~ Albert Einstein

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose. ~ Indira Gandhi

We need a sense of the value of time — that is, of the best way to divide one’s time into one’s various activities. ~ Arnold Bennett

Philosophy is not a theory but an activity. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

Dreams have their place in managerial activity, but they need to be kept severely under control. ~ Lord Weinstock

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. ~ John F. Kennedy

There is nothing so terrible as activity without insight. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions. ~ Woodrow T. Wilson

Enjoyment is not a goal. It is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity. ~ Paul Goodman

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. ~ Greg Anderson

The search for a new personality is futile; what is fruitful is the human interest the old personality can take in new activities. ~ Cesare Pavese

The mania of thinking renders one unfit for every activity. ~ Anatole France

What makes people happy is activity; changing evil itself into good by power, working in a God like manner. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There are three essential factors in all human activity: spirit, materials, and action. ~ Chiang Kai-shek

Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better. ~ John Updike

Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. ~ Arthur Koestler

To live well is to work well, to show a good activity. ~ Thomas Aquinas

Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better. ~ John Updike

If happiness is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence. ~ Aristotle

To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive. ~ Matthew Arnold

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united. ~ Wilhelm von Humboldt

Activity and sadness are incompatible. ~ Author Unknown

Housework is the only activity at which men are allowed to be consistently inept because they are thought to be so competent at everything else. ~ Letty Cottin Pogrebin

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. ~ Calvin Coolidge

The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wish bone. ~ William Boetcker

Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity. ~ Xun Zi

Dynamic activity and deep rest of the mind are complementary to each other. ~ Deepak Chopra

On average, spending time with your boss is consistently rated as the least pleasurable activity in a given day. ~ Tom Rath

Prayer is the supreme activity of all that is noblest in our personality, and the essential nature of prayer is faith. ~ Oswald Chambers

One who fears failure limits his activities. ~ Henry Ford

It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish. ~ Robert Herrick

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding. ~ H. H. Williams

Sorrow is the rust of the soul and activity will cleanse and brighten it. ~ Samuel Johnson

Observation – activity of both eyes and ears. ~ Horace Mann

There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity. ~ Mario Vargas Llosa

Every activity of man should add to the intangible values of life as well as to the tangible. ~ Author Unknown

Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain. ~ Edward de Bono

Every thought has an activity visualized. Every activity belongs to a pattern. You identify with your pattern or thought. Your pattern leads your life. ~ J. G. Gallimore

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free. ~ Baruch Benedict de Spinoza

All human activity is prompted by desire. ~ Bertrand Russell

The essential elements of giving are power and love – activity and affection – and the consciousness of the race testifies that in the high and appropriate exercise of these is a blessedness greater than any other. ~ Mark Hopkins

Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Plan your progress carefully; hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. ~ Paul J. Meyer

The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities, my capacities. ~ Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Focusing isn’t just an optical activity; it is also a mental one. ~ Bridget Riley

In activity we must find our joy as well as glory; and labor, like everything else that is good, is its own reward. ~ Edwin P. Whipple

Justice is rather the activity of truth, than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us what is due to others, and justice renders that due. Injustice is acting a lie. ~ Horace Walpole

Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again. ~ Frank Moore Colby

Never mistake activity for achievement. ~ John Wooden

Intellectual tasting of life will not supersede muscular activity. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage. ~ Sydney J. Harris

The best effect of any book, is that it excites the reader to self-activity. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Happiness is activity. ~ Aristotle

Activity Proverbs

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