Reaction Sayings and Quotes

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

Action and reaction are equal and opposite.     

Gertrude Stein

A complete stranger has the capacity to alter the life of another irrevocably. This domino effect has the capacity to change the course of an entire world. That is what life is; a chain reaction of individuals colliding with others and influencing their lives without realizing it. A decision that seems miniscule to you, may be monumental to the fate of the world.     

J.D. Stroube

You're only responsible for being honest, not for someone else's reaction to your honesty.     

Kelli Jae Baeli

Action triggers reaction. An object somehow responds when we observe it.      

Toba Beta

An action is at least a billion times less difficult to choose than a reaction.     

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Create gaps between stimulus and reaction and the gap will show you the path.     

Amit Ray

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.     

Carl Jung

If a man realizes who he is, he will not react to the negative things surrounding him     

Sunday Adelaja

The way you react in times of challenges will determine whether your challenges will weigh you down, or you will overthrow them.     

Israelmore Ayivor

The law of gratitude is the natural principle that action and reaction are always equal and in opposite directions.     

Wallace D. Wattles

What is the true test of character unless it be its progressive development in the bustle and turmoil, in the action and reaction of daily life.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

God’s reaction towards things is different from ours and He wishes that our reaction will line up with His     

Sunday Adelaja

The slightest pain that we have, is the reaction of the pain that we had given. So do what you find comfortable.     

Dada Bhagwan

You can only be in a state of non-reaction if you can recognize someone's behavior as coming from the ego, as being an expression of the collective human dysfunction. When you realize it's not personal, there is no longer a compulsion to react as if it were.     

Eckhart Tolle

The first reaction is surely the most natural one, but not always the most correct one; thereupon, the invention of apologies     

Criss Jami

One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.     

Rita Mae Brown

The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.     


How you react emotionally is a choice in any situation.     

Judith Orloff

Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.     

Bruce Lee

When you are paying attention to your thoughts, words, actions, feelings, food habits, reactions, decisions, secrets, patterns, and physique, you start tuning in consciously.     

Dr Prem Jagyasi

No reaction means, the collapse and failure of an action.     

Ehsan Sehgal

For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action. A repercussion.     

Brownell Landrum

The rejection of knowledge (ignorance) attracts a reaction from God.     

Sunday Adelaja

How we respond to something is just as important—if not more important—than our initial reaction.     

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

Acceptance is an active response to a temporary situation; surrender is a passive reaction to a situation that you think will last forever.     

Oli Anderson

Between an action and reaction, between a gesture and its consequences, everybody agrees that there is an exact relationship, but not necessarily a proportionate one.     

Filippo Bologna

Any reaction is better than none.     

Gavin Rossdale