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Inaction Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Inaction

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Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
- Winston Churchill

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful;
perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all.
- Norman Vincent Peale

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There are risks and costs to action.
But they are far less than the long range
risks of comfortable inaction.
- John F. Kennedy

Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.
- Douglas Horton

Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course,
but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution
which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
- Gary Ryan Blair


 

We always overestimate the change that will occur in
the next two years and underestimate the change that
will occur in the next ten.
Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction.
- Bill Gates

Surely our inaction with respect to Syria is a poor
precedent if we're fighting a war on terror.
- Bill Kristol

It was lights, camera, inaction.
- Terry Gilliam

Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.
- Will Rogers

Inaction may be the biggest form of action.
- Jerry Brown

Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action,
not inaction.
- Charles J. Givens

Inaction is perhaps the greatest mistake of all.
- Charles Schumer

While Americans have heard of Darfur and think we should be doing more there,
they aren't actually angry at the president about inaction.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Inaction may be safe, but it builds nothing.
- Dave Freudenthal

Take the word of experience, I speak the truth:
inaction is safest in danger.
- Silius Italicus

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction,
and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
- John Stuart Mill

The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.
- Meister Eckhart

A computer shall not harm your work or,
through inaction, allow your work to come to harm.
- Jef Raskin

Creative risk taking is essential to success in any
goal where the stakes are high.
Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course,
but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution
which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
- Gary Ryan Blair

In this context, I believe it is an imperative for
the new President to select and install his team as quickly as possible,
and this does not imply that he must or should appoint
members of the 'other' party to his Cabinet,
which could contribute to inaction and inefficiency.
- Richard V. Allen

The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice,
racism and stereotyping on a society.
It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship
and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.
- Tim Holden

I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Affirmation:
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All decisions and all actions
(and inactions) have consequences -
not rightness or wrongness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion -
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrence of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played any role
in any of the events of my life is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If poly A is added to poly U, to form a double or triple helix,
the combination is inactive.
- Francis Crick

After a subsequent interview at Brooklyn Poly,
I was hired, and life as a fully independent researcher began.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

A husband is what is left of a lover,
after the nerve has been extracted.
- Helen Rowland

After two weeks of working on a project,
you know whether it will work or not.
- Bill Budge

Traveling is the ruin of all happiness!
There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.
- Fanny Burney

All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
- Georges Clemenceau

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel
as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
- Rose Kennedy

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview
with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

Thinking is what most people resort to after all else fails.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from
the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the
achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin

Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy.
But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.
- Louise J. Kaplan

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.
- Dan Rather

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

After you're older, two things are possibly more important than any others:
health and money.
- Helen Gurley Brown

I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in,
and going after your dreams.
- Madonna Ciccone

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it,
then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

Technology is a gift of God.
After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts.
It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.
- Freeman Dyson

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
- Albert Camus

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

After much prayerful consideration, I feel that I must
say I have climbed my last political mountain.
- George C. Wallace

We provide food that customers love,
day after day after day.
People just want more of it.
- Ray Kroc

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get
tired of doing the hard work you already did.
- Newt Gingrich


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