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Inaction Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Inaction.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.
- Will Rogers

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

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

Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.
- Douglas Horton

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

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

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

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

It was lights, camera, inaction.
- Terry Gilliam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

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

Just remember, after they foreclose on your mortgage,
you get a lot more sunshine in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

The third certainty of life, after death and taxes,
is that nothing will work out the way you want.
Life is fully as bad as you think it is.
Choose to live joyfully anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

That married couples can live together day after day
is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.
- Bill Cosby

Never put off till tomorrow
what you can do the day after tomorrow.
- Mark Twain

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

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

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

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off
until the day after tomorrow what should
have been done the day before yesterday.
- Napoleon Hill

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

I make it a policy to try never to
make a complete idiot of myself twice in the same way.
After all, there's always all kinds of new ways
to make a complete idiot of myself.
Why repeat the old ones?
- Margot Dalton

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

I don't believe in the after life,
although I am bringing a change of underwear.
- Woody Allen

Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you;
she is after your barn.
- Hesiod

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

There are two times when a man doesn't understand a woman -
before marriage and after marriage.
- Anonymous

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

There are two things that are more difficult
than making an after-dinner speech:
climbing a wall which is leaning toward you
and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
- Winston Churchill

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

A man is incomplete until he is married.
After that, he is finished.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

Experience is what you have after you've forgotten her name.
- Milton Berle


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