Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 29
Big Other

Politicians who lack the vision to lead the community on big issues like public transport often hide their inaction by blaming other levels of government when anyone complains.

- Anthony Albanese

Reason Failures

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

- Charles J. Givens

Natural System

In any bureaucracy, there's a natural tendency to let the system become an excuse for inaction.

- Chris Fussell

Mistake Perhaps

Inaction is perhaps the greatest mistake of all.

- Chuck Schumer

Courage Think

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

May Nothing

Inaction may be safe, but it builds nothing.

- Dave Freudenthal


Ignorance can be improved; willful ignorance and inaction is inexcusable.

- David Brock

May Accountable

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

Next Always

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 Terror

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

- Bill Kristol

Never Across

Our actions - and inaction - touch people we may never know and never meet across the globe.

- Jacqueline Novogratz

Will Sustainable

With the continued support of citizens who refuse to accept inaction at the expense of future generations, we will lead the world toward a sustainable future.

- Diana DeGette

Terror Cures

Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.

- Douglas Horton

May Biggest

Inaction may be the biggest form of action.

- Jerry Brown

More Which

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

Mind Sap

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

- Leonardo da Vinci

Camera Lights

It was lights, camera, inaction.

- Terry Gilliam

Abroad Related

To me, there is no doubt: inaction abroad emboldens actions on the home front. They are related.

- Ryan Zinke

Racism Examine

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

New Patriotic

Getting out to protest, this is something real and, I would say, something patriotic. Part of the new authoritarianism is to get people to prefer fiction and inaction to reality and action.

- Timothy D. Snyder

Give Allow

You cannot give up on the American dream. We cannot allow our fears and our disappointments to lead us into silence and into inaction.

- Marco Rubio

Take Dangers

Whatever the dangers of the action we take, the dangers of inaction are far, far greater.

- Tony Blair

Doing Think

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

Truth Take

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

- Silius Italicus

Confidence Will

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

Nowhere Leads

There are many roads to prosperity, but one must be taken. Inaction leads nowhere.

- Robert Zoellick

Mistake Making

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

- Meister Eckhart

Thought Full Time

The Western media is a Ministry of Truth that operates full-time in support of the artificial existence that Westerners live inside The Matrix where Westerners exist without thought. Considering their inaptitude and inaction, Western peoples might as well not exist.

- Paul Craig Roberts

Face How

How do you defend inaction in the face of crisis? How is that defensible for anybody?

- Pete Gallego