Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.— Haile Selassie
Massive Inactivity quotations
Violence is a cleansing force. It frees the native from his inferiority complex and from his despair and inaction; it makes him fearless and restores his self-respect
Good things don't come to those who wait. They come to those who agitate!
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak... Non-violence is hard work.
Society does not go down because of the activities of criminals, But because of the inactivities of the good people.
Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.
It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready.
I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.
There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.
Laws will not eliminate prejudice from the hearts of human beings.
But that is no reason to allow prejudice to continue to be enshrined in our laws - to perpetuate injustice through inaction.
You can't sit around and wait for somebody to say who you are.
You need to write it and paint it and do it
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.
The real test is not whether you avoid failure, because you won't.
It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it. . .
Nature gave men two ends - one to sit on and one to think with.
Ever since then man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most.
Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love.
The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.
Sitting quietly, doing nothing, Spring comes, and the grass grows, by itself.
A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body.
You see, you don't get old from age, you get old from inactivity, from not believing in something.
If, while I hear the wild shriek of the slave mother robbed of her little ones, I do not open my mouth, am I not guilty?
Acceptance does not mean inaction. We may need to respond, strongly at times...From a peaceful center we can respond instead of react. Unconscious reactions create problems. Considered responses bring peace. With a peaceful heart whatever happens can be met with wisdom...Peace is not weak; it is unshakable.
To try and fail is at least to learn;
to fail to try is to suffer the inestimable loss of what might have been.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it' is the slogan of the complacent, the arrogant or the scared. It's an excuse for inaction, a call to non-arms.
Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction.
God helps those who work, not those who are idle.
No one helps an inactive person, but one who joins in the labor. The good God himself will bring...work to perfection.
It is easy to have calmness in inactivity, it is hard to have calmness in activity, but calmness in activity is true calmness.
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.
While Americans have heard of Darfur and think we should be doing more there, they aren't actually angry at the president about inaction
To take arms against a sea of troubles.
The perils of overwork are slight compared with the dangers of inactivity.
God has given us a vision to see the body of Christ move from being an inactive audience to a Spirit-filled army. . . God is about to unloose a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit of an unprecedented magnitude. . . He is looking for individuals who will be 'dread champions' for his cause.
I know in my heart the dream will be realized.
I choose to believe. And choosing is a powerful thing. It's available to you at every moment. You can choose understanding over anger, believing over nonbelieving, action over inaction. It gives meaning to every choice we make.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.