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

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. (Quote by - Bill Gates)

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. (Quote by - Orison Swett Marden)

Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm. (Quote by - Harriet Beecher Stowe)

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. (Quote by - Tim Holden)

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

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

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

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

It's better to waste one's youth than to do nothing with it at all. (Quote by - Georges Courteline)

What you don't do can be a destructive force. (Quote by - Eleanor Rooseveldt)

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. (Quote by - Norman Cousins)

Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

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. (Quote by - Norman Vincent Peale)

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. (Quote by - Gary Ryan Blair)

Inaction may be the biggest form of action. (Quote by - Jerry Brown)

So much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating and destructive effect upon our society than the others. (Quote by - Eleanor Rooseveldt)

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

Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction. (Quote by - Will Rogers)

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. (Quote by - Richard V. Allen)

The most ominous of fallacies--the belief that things can be kept static by inaction. (Quote by - Freyda Stark)

Action cures fear, inaction creates terror. (Quote by - Douglas Horton)

Inaction, contrary for its reputation as being a refuge, is neither safe nor comfortable. (Quote by - Madeline Kuhn)

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. (Quote by - John Stuart Mill)

Inaction may be safe, but it builds nothing. (Quote by - Dave Freudenthal)

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