65 Inertia Quotes On Success In Life

These inertia quotes will inspire you. Inertia, a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged.

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

Best Inertia Quotes

  1. “Nothing happens until something moves.” ~ Albert Einstein
  2. “So many fail because they don’t get started – they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.” ~ W. Clement Stone
  3. “The natural law of inertia: Matter will remain at rest or continue in uniform motion in the same straight line unless acted upon by some external force.” ~ W. Clement Stone
  4. “Probably 90 percent of our life decisions are powered by the twin engines of inertia and laziness.” ~ A. J. Jacobs

  5. “Inertia is a powerful force in human and political affairs.” ~ Maurice Strong
  6. “Life leaps like a geyser for those willing to drill through the rock of inertia.” ~ Alexis Carrel
  7. “Leaders must wake people out of inertia. They must get people excited about something they’ve never seen before, something that does not yet exist.” ~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  8. “The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

  9. “Some people, in working towards a goal, find themselves seized by inertia when it comes time for action. If this should happen to you, despite the small graduated steps, then it is time to re-examine your goal. Consider how important it actually is and then either discard the goal and replace it with more suitable one or continue the steps with a renewed sense of the value of achieving it.” ~ Fitzhugh Dodson
  10. “I am adrenaline slammed into inertia: a fast car stuck in traffic.” ~ Gayle Forman
  11. “All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.” ~ Dorothea Brande
  12. “Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendships and intimacies … and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will by the roadside, expecting them to “keep” by force of mere inertia.” ~ William James
  13. “The inertia of the mind urges it to slide down the easy slope of imagination, rather than to climb the steep slope of introspection.” ~ Marcel Proust

  14. “There is an enormous inertia that prevents people from change. You must always remember that it is impossible to make something better if you don’t make it different – the converse is not true, of course. You cannot make something better unless it is different. And different scares the life out of so many people.” ~ Amar Bose
  15. “… once you get up steam, you are carried helplessly along.” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  16. “My opinion about Miller’s experiments is the following. … Should the positive result be confirmed, then the special theory of relativity and with it the general theory of relativity, in its current form, would be invalid. Experimentum summus judex. Only the equivalence of inertia and gravitation would remain, however, they would have to lead to a significantly different theory.” ~ Albert Einstein
  17. “You must take the first step. The first steps will take some effort, maybe pain. But after that, everything that has to be done is real-life movement.” ~ Ben Stein

  18. “Seek out habits that help you overcome fear or inertia. Destroy those that do the opposite.” ~ Seth Godin , Overcoming inertia quotes
  19. “The real key is to live in an environment where the mind feels free to choose the right thing instead of being compelled by habit and inertia to choose the wrong thing.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  20. “The young are often accused of exaggerating their troubles; they do so, very often, in the hope of making some impression upon the inertia and the immovability of the selfish old.” ~ Robertson Davies
  21. “Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith
  22. “Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.” ~ Napoleon Hill

  23. “Healing is movement. Disease is inertia. If you put the body in motion, you will change.” ~ Gabrielle Roth
  24. “Fix’d like a plant on his peculiar spot,
    To draw nutrition, propagate and rot.” ~ Alexander Pope
  25. “The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotent.” ~ Edward Dahlberg
  26. “Well, I have also believed in empowering the individual and believe there is a degree of inertia in big government that hampers the ability to respond to a rapidly evolving crisis.” ~ Michael C. Burgess

  27. “Human inertia makes the everyday environment, the furniture, as it were, appear to be a given.” ~ Todd Gitlin
  28. “I’ve encountered a lot of people who sound like critics but very few who have substantive criticisms. There is a lot of skepticism, but it seems to be more a matter of inertia than it is of people having some real reason for thinking something else.” ~ K. Eric Drexler
  29. “If you work hard in real life, people tend to get in your way – either from inertia or prejudice – and they stop you achieving things. It’s the worst thing about real life compared with sports, where you generally get what you deserve: if you’re the fastest guy, you win; there are no other games being played.” ~ Daley Thompson
  30. “I have tried to remove weight, sometimes from people, sometimes from heavenly bodies, sometimes from cities; above all I have tried to remove weight from the structure of stories and from language.” ~ Italo Calvino
  31. “The great thing is the start – to see an opportunity for service, and to start doing it, even though in the beginning you serve but a single customer – and him for nothing.” ~ Robert Collier
  32. “It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.” ~ John Green

  33. “He who asks fortune-tellers the future unwittingly forfeits an inner intimation of coming events that is a thousand times more exact than anything they may say.” ~ Walter Benjamin
  34. “It is always wiser, where there is a choice, to trust inertia. It is the greatest force in the world.” ~ Rex Stout
  35. “We need what I have often called an ecological approach to the management of these resources and we do not have that now. We have the inertia of past habits, unsustainable habits.” ~ Maurice Strong
  36. “The first step is the hardest.” ~ Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand

  37. “Depression is about as close as you get to somewhere between dead and alive, and it’s the worst.” ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel
  38. “It is so hard to leave-until you leave.” ~ John Green
  39. “If we are to find our way across troubled waters, we are better served by the company of those who have built bridges, who have moved beyond despair and inertia.” ~ Marilyn Ferguson
  40. “Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It’s awful.” ~ Samuel Beckett

  41. “It is clear that all verbal structures with meaning are verbal imitations of that elusive psychological and physiological process known as thought, a process stumbling through emotional entanglements, sudden irrational convictions, involuntary gleams of insight, rationalized prejudices, and blocks of panic and inertia, finally to reach a completely incommunicable intuition.” ~ Northrop Frye
  42. “Business leaders must not cling to old ways of doing business, or allow inertia or complacency to prevent them from making the decisions that they will eventually be forced to make.” ~ Patricia Hewitt
  43. “If we always take the path of least resistance, if we embrace inertia, if we never leap, if we never accept accountability for our choices, how can we find any triumph in our victories or any remorse in our losses?” ~ Allison Winn Scotch
  44. “An unchangeable colour rules over the melancholic: his dwelling is a space the colour of mourning. Nothing happens in it. No one intrudes. It is a bare stage where the inert I is assisted by the I suffering from that inertia. The latter wishes to free the former, but all efforts fail, as Theseus would have failed had he been not only himself but also the Minotaur; to kill him then, he would have had to kill himself” ~ Alejandra Pizarnik
  45. “Inertia, when first encountered, appears to be an immovable force. We are creatures who like comfort, patterns, and repetition… Yet change is life’s only constant.” ~ Laurie Beth Jones

  46. “Life cannot be destroyed for good, neithercan history be brought entirely to a halt. A secret streamlet trickles on beneath the heavy lid of inertia and pseudo-events, slowly and inconspicuously undercutting it. It may be a long process, but one day it must happen: the lid will no longer hold and will start to crack. This is the moment when something once more begins visibly to happen, something truly new and uniquesomething truly historical, in the sense that history again demands to be heard.” ~ Vaclav Havel
  47. “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
  48. “It requires courage to face and to conquer the immense weight of inertia and the dead and dying traditions and sophistications that clutter the minds of men and mould them into the mimicry of living ways.” ~ Lawren Harris

  49. “When you regularly take continuous action toward your most important goals, you activate the Momentum Principle of success. This principle says that although it may take tremendous amounts of energy to overcome inertia and get started initially, it then takes far less energy to keep going.” ~ Brian Tracy
  50. “The eager and often inconsiderate appeals of reformers and revolutionists are indispensable to counterbalance the inertia and fossilism marking so large a part of human institutions.” ~ Walt Whitman
  51. “Silence is the language of inertia.” ~ Margaret Heffernan
  52. “Change is not overcoming inertia as much as it is redirecting, guiding, tweaking what already is and what has already happened. We must believe that we can make choices and that those choices can alter the future.” ~ Max McKeown

  53. “Whatever blocks you encounter, you have learned that there is a way over, around or through them. It is not those obstacles that inhibit your progress but your confidence, and will to break the inertia of fear and doubt.” ~ Douglas Smith
  54. “Most people are not for or against anything; the first object of getting people together is to make them respond somehow, to overcome inertia.” ~ Mary Parker Follett
  55. “Nothing is more tragic – or more common – than mental inertia.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  56. “Inertia is comforting, and Americans will be extremely reluctant to make any change that might affect their high standard of living.” ~ Deepak Chopra

  57. “A man who is doing his True Will has the inertia of the Universe to assist him.” ~ Aleister Crowley
  58. “The only menace is inertia.” ~ Saint-John Perse
  59. “Mental inertia is death.” ~ Timothy Thomas Fortune
  60. “You might find it necessary to ‘snap’ out of your mental inertia, moving slowly at first, then increasing your speed, until you gain complete control over your will. Be persistent no matter how slowly you may, at first, have to move. With persistence will come success.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  61. “Inertia is depression’s best friend. There’s always a hump to get over before you can actually change. So pushing yourself over the hump is like opening a door to a new brain pattern.” ~ Deepak Chopra

  62. “There can be no doubt about this. It even held true for the soldiers involved in the Kosovo War. For the soldiers stayed mostly in their barracks! In this way, polar inertia has truly become a mass phenomenon. And not only for the TV audiences watching the war at home but also for the army that watches the battle from the barracks.” ~ Paul Virilio
  63. “People naturally tend toward inertia. That’s why self improvement is such a struggle. But that’s also why adversity lies at the heart of every success. The process of achievement comes through repeated failures and the constant struggle to climb to a higher level.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  64. “Inertia is so easy—don’t fix what’s not broken. Leave well enough alone. So we end up accepting what is broken, mistaking complaining for action, procrastinating for deliberation.” ~ Justina Chen
  65. “The inventor can’t do it all, you’ve got to change people. We have an enormous capacity to invent super-machinery. But our desire to install the device is weak. Human inertia is the problem, not invention. Something in man makes him resist change.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

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