65 Inactivity Quotes On Success In Life

These inactivity quotes will inspire you. Inactivity is a word used to describe the state of being inactive.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging inactivity quotes, inactivity sayings, and inactivity proverbs.

Best Inactivity Quotes

  1. “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  2. “Inactivity is the beginning of all vice.” ~ C. F. W. Walther
  3. “The perils of overwork are slight compared with the dangers of inactivity.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  4. “Being willing is not enough. We must do.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

  5. “Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.” ~ William Arthur Ward
  6. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” ~ Tony Robbins
  7. “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.” ~ Chuck Close
  8. “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” ~ A. A. Milne

  9. “Good things don’t come to those who wait. They come to those who agitate!” ~ Julian Bond
  10. “Inactivity and deprivation of all accustomed stimulus is not rest; it is a preparation for the tomb” ~ Robertson Davies
  11. “Some people wait so long for their ship to come in, their pier collapses.” ~ John Goddard
  12. “The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

  13. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  14. “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” ~ Faith Ringgold
  15. “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.” ~ Hugh Laurie
  16. “If the grain of wheat could know fear, it would be paralyzed with anxiety at the thought of being dropped in the ground, covered over, put out of sight, doomed to inactivity, yet what a glorious harvest awaits it!” ~ Fred Rogers

  17. “Society does not go down because of the activities of criminals,
    But because of the inactivities of the good people.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  18. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” ~ Matt Lucas
  19. “Indifference and inaction must always pay a penalty.” ~ William Feather
  20. “We need to give thought, but we also need to take action. You need to dream without just being a dreamer.” ~ Jim Rohn

  21. “If it is in the Bible, it is so. It’s not even to be prayed about. It’s to be received and acted upon. Inactivity is a robber which steals blessings. Increase comes by action, by using what we have and know. Your life must be one of going on from faith to faith.” ~ Smith Wigglesworth
  22. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ~ Will Rogers
  23. “One of the most wicked destructive forces, psychologically speaking, is unused creative power … If someone has a creative gift and out of laziness, or for some other reason, doesn’t use it, the psychic energy turns to sheer poison. That’s why we often diagnose neuroses and psychotic diseases as not-lived higher possibilities.” ~ Marie-Louise von Franz
  24. “Pharmaceutical projects are like fresh fruit – they depreciate if they are not tended to, and they do poorly if sitting on the shelf with long periods of inactivity.” ~ Robert Burns

  25. “To try and fail is at least to learn; to fail to try is to suffer the inestimable loss of what might have been.” ~ Chester Barnard
  26. “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.” ~ Julian Assange
  27. “I believe in destiny. But I also believe that you can’t just sit back and let destiny happen. A lot of times, an opportunity might fall into your lap, but you have to be ready for that opportunity. You can’t sit there waiting on it. A lot of times you are going to have to get out there and make it happen.” ~ Spike Lee
  28. “It is difficult to steer a parked car, so get moving.” ~ Henrietta Mears

  29. “Procrastination is another form of resistance” ~ Louise Hay
  30. “Wall Street makes its money on activity. You make your money on inactivity.” ~ Warren Buffett
  31. “I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.” ~ Robert H. Schuller
  32. “Do not call procrastination laziness. Call it fear.” ~ Julia Cameron

  33. “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.” ~ George Ross Kirkpatrick
  34. “There is nothing I fear so much as idleness, the want of occupation, inactivity, the lethargy of the faculties; when the body is idle, the spirit suffers painfully.” ~ Charlotte Bronte
  35. “The thing one resents about winter is its inactivity; the perpetual sameness of ice-armored hills and snow-blanketed woods. Great things, of course, may be going on underneath; but nature wears a mask, is icily non-committal.” ~ Anne Bosworth Greene
  36. “I don’t really think of time off as writing blocks. I think that’s a western notion of demonizing inactivity. When your imagination decides it needs to take a nap. maybe that’s what it needs to do.” ~ Elliott Smith

  37. “We’ve got great flexibility and a certain discipline in terms of not doing some foolish thing just to be active – discipline in avoiding just doing any damn thing just because you can’t stand inactivity.” ~ Charlie Munger
  38. “The ancient practice of allowing land to remain fallow for a season is now exploded, and a succession of different crops found preferable. The case is similar with regard to the understanding, which is more relieved by change of study than by total inactivity.” ~ William Benton Clulow
  39. “The church is under orders. Evangelistic inactivity is disobedience.” ~ John Stott
  40. “Over time it’s going to be important for nations to know they will be held accountable for inactivity. You’re either with us or against us in the fight against terror.” ~ George W. Bush

  41. “Perhaps out inactivity is not so much waiting on God as it is an expression of the fear of man, the love of the praise of man, and disbelief in God’s providence.” ~ Kevin DeYoung
  42. “In a society of little economic development, universal inactivity accompanies universal poverty. You survive not by struggling against nature, or by increasing production, or by relentless labor; instead you survive by expending as little energy as possible, by striving constantly to achieve a state of immobility.” ~ Ryszard Kapuscinski
  43. “The Commons, faithful to their system, remained in a wise and masterly inactivity.” ~ James Mackintosh
  44. “Two possibilities: making oneself infinitely small or being so. The second is perfection, that is to say, inactivity, the first is beginning, that is to say, action.” ~ Franz Kafka

  45. “Inactivity is the biggest sin in boxing.” ~ Sugar Ray Leonard
  46. “One of the worst forms of mental suffering is boredom, not knowing what to do with oneself and one’s life. Even if man had no monetary, or any other reward, he would be eager to spend his energy in some meaningful way because he could not stand the boredom which inactivity produces.” ~ Erich Fromm
  47. “We ought to observe that practice which is the hardest of all – especially for young physicians – we ought to throw in no medicine at all – to abstain – to observe a wise and masterly inactivity.” ~ John Randolph of Roanoke
  48. “So many older people, they just sit around all day long and they don’t get any exercise. Their muscles atrophy, and they lose their strength, their energy and vitality by inactivity.” ~ Jack LaLanne

  49. “Effortlessness means not doing anything, inactivity – AKARMA. Effort means doing much, activity – KARMA. Both have to be there. Do much, but don`t be a doer – then you achieve both. Move in the world, but don`t be a part of it. Live in the world, but don`t let the world live in you. Then the contradiction has been absorbed. Then you are not rejecting anything, not denying anything. Then the whole God has been accepted.” ~ Rajneesh
  50. “You need courage to be creative. You need the courage to see things differently, courage to go against the crowd, courage to take a different approach, courage to stand alone, if you have to, courage to choose activity over inactivity.” ~ Jim Rohn
  51. “The stillness and stasis of bed are the perfect opposite of travel: inertia is what I’ve come to consider the default mode, existentially and electronically speaking. Bed, its utter inactivity, offers a glimpse of eternity, without the drawback of being dead.” ~ Lynne Sharon Schwartz
  52. “Passive inactivity, because you have not been given specific instructions to do this or to do that, is a serious deficiency.” ~ George C. Marshall

  53. “A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  54. “Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible.” ~ Jimmy Connors
  55. “Periods of inactivity, I don’t know such things. I’m consistently writing. My life is busy. It always is. There are hardly any moments for self-indulgent laziness.” ~ John Lydon
  56. “You see, you don’t get old from age, you get old from inactivity, from not believing in something.” ~ Jack LaLanne

  57. “…those who sit at their work and are therefore called ‘chair workers,’ such as cobblers and tailors, suffer from their own particular diseases … [T]hese workers … suffer from general ill-health and an excessive accumulation of unwholesome humors caused by their sedentary life … so to some extent counteract the harm done by many days of sedentary life. On the association between chronic inactivity and poor health. Ramazzini urged that workers should at least exercise on holidays” ~ Bernardino Ramazzini
  58. “Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.” ~ Richard Carmona
  59. “It is easy to have calmness in inactivity, it is hard to have calmness in activity, but calmness in activity is true calmness.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki
  60. “Life though a short, is a working day. Activity may lead to evil; but inactivity cannot be led to good.” ~ Hannah More

  61. “Inactivity is the killer and, remember, it’s never too late.” ~ Jack LaLanne
  62. “Much success can be attributed to inactivity. Most investors cannot resist the temptation to constantly buy and sell.” ~ Warren Buffett
  63. “When Mr. William Faraday sat down to write his memoirs after fifty-eight years of blameless inactivity he found the work of inscribing the history of his life almost as tedious as living it had been, and so, possessing a natural invention coupled with a gift for locating the easier path, he began to prevaricate a little upon the second page, working his way up to downright lying on the sixth and subsequent folios.” ~ Margery Allingham
  64. “At times inactivity is preferable to mindless functioning.” ~ Jenny Holzer

  65. “In many ways spiritual exercise is like physical exercise. If you stop exercising physically, your body may not show the results of inactivity for a while. But one day you wake up and find everything is sagging in all the wrong places.” ~ Jim George

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