Top 25 Inaction Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Inaction Quotes from famous people such as Silius Italicus, John Stuart Mill, Kim Stanley Robinson, Greta Thunburg, Jef Raskin, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Take the word of experience, I speak the truth: inactio

Take the word of experience, I speak the truth: inaction is safest in danger.
Silius Italicus
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
Life is insanely robust, though we can make species go extinct, and this is the bad thing. So I always make the point that you can’t say, ‘Is it too late?’ That is the terrible question, because either answer promotes inaction. If it’s too late, you don’t need to act; if it’s not too late, you don’t need to act.
Kim Stanley Robinson
The real danger is not inaction. The real danger is when politicians and CEOs are making it look like action is happening when in fact nothing is being done.
Greta Thunburg
A computer shall not harm your work or, through inaction, allow your work to come to harm.
Jef Raskin
We cannot allow our fears and our disappointments to lead us into silence and into inaction. Because this country that God has blessed us with, it is worth fighting for.
Marco Rubio
With the continued support of citizens who refuse to accept inaction at the expense of future generations, we will lead the world toward a sustainable future.
Diana DeGette
More and more businesses are seeing the potential of a more sustainable business model, driven both by the firm belief that business can be a force for good and by the realization that the cost of inaction often exceeds the cost of action – notably when it comes to the growing threat of climate change and water scarcity.
Paul Polman
The Western media is a Ministry of Truth that operates full-time in support of the artificial existence that Westerners live inside The Matrix where Westerners exist without thought. Considering their inaptitude and inaction, Western peoples might as well not exist.
Paul Craig Roberts
Of the alternatives we face in controlling long-term spending growth, moving Medicare to a voucher system seems only mildly unfortunate – and nothing as compared with a debt-driven economic crisis that could stem from inaction.
Jacob Weisberg
For far too long, the Republican leadership in Congress has refused to act and pass comprehensive reform fixing our broken immigration system. In light of Republican inaction, I strongly support President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
Jan Schakowsky
Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.
Will Rogers
There is no excuse for inaction in the face of economic injustice.
Jagmeet Singh
Hundreds of investors ask me questions each year about the dilemmas they confront. Their worst problem? Uncertainty. They are traumatized and become emotional or confused to the state of inaction. Even worse, they try to solve a short-term problem in a way that hurts them financially in the long run.
Kenneth Fisher
Ignorance can be improved; willful ignorance and inaction is inexcusable.
David Brock
Inaction may be safe, but it builds nothing.
Dave Freudenthal
If you cannot commit several hours per week to maintain the liberty that others afforded you, then you, by your inaction and silent voice, abet those who seek to destroy it.
Dana Loesch
There are many different types of racism from people of different colours and nationalities. There is no vaccine to fight this and no antibiotics to take. It’s a dangerous and infectious virus which is strengthened by indifference and inaction.
Kevin-Prince Boateng
I never worry about action, but only inaction.
Winston Churchill
Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.
Douglas Horton
You cannot give up on the American dream. We cannot allow our fears and our disappointments to lead us into silence and into inaction.
Marco Rubio
Whatever the dangers of the action we take, the dangers of inaction are far, far greater.
Tony Blair
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
I came to the University of Chicago on the morning of January 2, 1932. I wasn’t yet a graduate of high school for another few months. And that was about the low point of the Herbert Hoover/Andrew Mellon phase after October of 1929. That’s quite a number of years to have inaction.
Paul Samuelson
In my life as a soldier and citizen, I have seen time and time again that inaction has dire consequences.
Stanley A. McChrystal