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.

Think proactively and dynamically. Be realistic, but set your sights high.     

Lorii Myers

We must take proactive steps to promote democracy and human rights abroad.     

Sam Brownback

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.The important thing is not to stop questioning.     

Albert Einstein

Do what today others won't, so tomorrow, you can do what others can't.     

Brian Rogers Loop

The only way to end a culture of violence is to proactively create a culture of peace.     

Marianne Williamson

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.     

Oprah Winfrey

Let's form proactive synergy restructuring teams.     

Scott Adams

Being proactive is a pillar of spiritual growth and meaningful development.     

Eli Landa

The way to bring about change is to be proactive and active.     

Octavia Spencer

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.     

George Bernard Shaw

Nothing ever happens in your life unless you create the space for it to happen in.     

James McCay

If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.     

Stephen Covey

The beginning is the most important part of the work.     


The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person.     

Stephen R. Covey

The hardest thing for us was being proactive and making the proper changes for these conditions. Now we will have to do the same for the race and the race will be much different.     

Vitor Meira

Proactive people carry their own weather with them.     

Stephen R. Covey

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.     

Anne Frank

Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.     

Michael Landon Jr.

You have to think a little smarter, be proactive, not reactive.     

Frank Abagnale

Getting stuck is reactive, getting unstuck is proactive.     

Sherene McHenry

Everyone must be proactive and do all they can to help themselves to stay employed.     

Stephen Covey

The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day.     

Gloria Steinem

As you get older, you either become proactive about staying in shape and taking care of yourself, or, you know, time has its effect on you.     

Mike Love

You must not under any pretence allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.     

Emmet Fox

It's a very proactive thing to be dealing with your darkness and getting it out of your system. So it doesn't have to be in your system.     

Lykke Li

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.     


If you can stay calm and relaxed in any given situation, you will also manage to be proactive, not reactive. We all want to be proactive.     

Michelle Landy

Action gives a decision power and finality.     

Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

Be a creator of circumstances rather than just a creature of circumstances. Be proactive rather than reactive.     

Brian Tracy

Recast your current problems into proactive goals.     

Suze Orman