Proactive Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old proactive quotes, proactive sayings, and proactive proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Always try to be joyful and proactively benign to the people. By doing so everyday, people have no control at all over my mood. Toba Beta
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. William James
It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action. Honoré de Balzac
The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it. Stephen Covey
Remember, action today can prevent a crisis tomorrow. Steve Shallenberger
Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it. Cathy Hopkins
Knowing is not enough. We must apply. Willing is not enough. We must do. Bruce Lee
Most of us reflect on our actions after we recognize that we have hurt someone or done an injustice. This is certainly a good first step, but it is reactive. We need to be proactive through disciplined and regular personal reflection. Keshavan Nair
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt
You need to be proactive, carve out time in your schedule, and take responsibility for being the healthiest person you can be - no one else is going to do it for you. Mehmet Oz
Action is the foundational key for all success. Pablo Picasso
Opportunities will come and go, but if you do nothing about them, so will you. Richie Norton
Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice. Stephen Covey
The time you get your vaccinations is not the day you contract the disease. Mary Buffet
The word proactive means more than merely taking initiative. It means that as human beings, we are responsible for our own lives. Our behaviour is a function of our decisions, not our conditions. We can subordinate feelings to values. We have the initiative and the responsibility to make things happen. Stephen Covey
I believe that everyone chooses how to approach life. If you're proactive, you focus on preparing. If you're reactive, you end up focusing on repairing. John C. Maxwell
Preventative maintenance is a rational and cost-effective action. Nick Mamatas
Scotch Whiskey...I always take it at night as a preventative of toothache. I have never had a toothache; and what is more, I never intend to have it. Mark Twain
We cannot anticipate or desire what we cannot imagine. That's why, I believe, God has given us glimpses of heaven in the Bible—to fire up our imaginations and kindle a desire for Heaven in our hearts. Randy Alcorn
We are able to inhabit the mental images we create, and thence anticipate the delight of finally entering the greater reality to which they correspond. Alister McGrath
The nature of fear is anticipatory. James Pierce
Being aggressive is a lot less risky in the end. Are you going to eat your lunch, or have your lunch eaten for you? Wiliam T. Esrey
Be an aggressor. Don't sit back and wait to react. Alan Page
Preventive behaviourism is one of the most powerful tools we possess. Anne Neill
Understanding yourself is a preventive measure to any blunder. Anne Neill
The only preventive measure we have against death is not to waste any time. Anne Neill
I have always been opposed even to the thought of fighting a 'preventive war.' There is nothing more foolish than to think that war can be stopped by war. You don't 'prevent' anything by war except peace. Harry S. Truman
People need general skills, such as goal setting, mental stimulation, organization and planning, if they wish to control and attempt to prevent potential threats to their goals. Aspinwal & Taylor
I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it's proactive and there is positive intent behind it. Michael J. Fox
A leadership culture is one where everyone thinks like an owner, a CEO, or a managing director. It's one where everyone is entrepreneurial and proactive. Robin S. Sharma