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Oh, I'm not going to do anything to them. The thought that I might will be enough to keep them going.

Author: Chris Bowkett


Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

It's better to waste one's youth than to do nothing with it at all.

Author: Georges Courteline


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.

Author: Norman Cousins (1915-1990)

Profession: American Editor, Humanitarian, Author

There's as much risk in doing nothing as in doing something.

Author: Trammell Crow


The sleeping fox catches no poultry.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

If you stand still long enough, you'll get stuck

Author: David Hasslehoff


Many are called but few get up.

Author: Oliver Herford (1863-1935)

Profession: American Author, Illustrator

You won't skid if you stay in a rut.

Author: Kin Hubbard (1868-1930)

Profession: American Humorist, Journalist

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.

Author: Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

Profession: American Author, Founder of Success Magazine

How long will they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?

Author: Bob Marley (1954)

Profession: Jamaican-born American Musician, Song Writer

One of the best lessons children learn through video games is standing still will get them killed quicker than anything else.

Author: Jinx Milea


A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. Only those thoughts that come by walking have any value.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last -- but eat you he will.

Author: Ronald Reagan (1911)

Profession: Fortieth President of the USA, Actor

Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes and the grass grows by itself.

Author: Zen Saying