Quotations The Best Quotes About Inaction  

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The sleeping fox catches no poultry. Benjamin Franklin

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Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in. Confucius

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Solve it. Solve it quickly, solve it right or wrong. If you solve it wrong, it will come back and slap you in the face, and then you can solve it right. Lying dead in the water and doing nothing is a comfortable alternative because it is without risk, but it is an absolutely fatal way to manage a business. Thomas J. Watson

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It is following the line of least resistance that makes men and rivers crooked.

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Doing nothing is the most tiresome job in the world because you cannot quit and rest.

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To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last -- but eat you he will. Ronald Reagan

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Anything you do can get you fired; this includes doing nothing.

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To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual. Oscar Wilde

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You won't skid if you stay in a rut. Kin Hubbard

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Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt. Norman Cousins

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My friend, why have you drifted so far away? All motion is relative, maybe it is you who have moved away by standing still.

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A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. Only those thoughts that come by walking have any value. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world. Orison Swett Marden

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Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes and the grass grows by itself.