Quotations on Inaction

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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
(Keywords: Inaction, Inefficiency, Party, President)

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
(Keywords: Success, Opportunity, Failure, Goal, Caution, Inaction, Risk)

Inaction may be the biggest form of action.
- Jerry Brown
(Keywords: Action, Inaction, May)

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
(Keywords: Home, Fear, Action, Courage, Confidence, Doubt, Inaction, Want)

I never worry about action, but only inaction.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Action, Inaction, Worry)

Inaction may be safe, but it builds nothing.
- Dave Freudenthal
(Keywords: Inaction, May, Nothing)

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
(Keywords: Change, Inaction, Will, Years)

Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction.
- Charles J. Givens
(Keywords: Action, Inaction, Past, Reason)

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
(Keywords: Society, Citizenship, Consequences, Inaction, Indifference, Prejudice, Racism)

Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Fear, Action, Inaction, Terror)

Take the word of experience, I speak the truth: inaction is safest in danger.
- Silius Italicus
(Keywords: Experience, Danger, Inaction, Word)

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
(Keywords: Americans, Inaction, President)

Surely our inaction with respect to Syria is a poor precedent if we're fighting a war on terror.
- Bill Kristol
(Keywords: War, Fighting, Inaction, Poor, Respect, Terror)

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
(Keywords: Actions, Cause, Evil, Inaction, Injury, May)

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
(Keywords: Fear, Successful, Action, Cause, Confidence, Inaction, Result, Will)

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Keywords: Inaction, Mind, Purity, Water)

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