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Inertia Quotes

Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful.

Author: Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)

Profession: Irish Dramatist, Novelist

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.

Author: Dorothea Brande

Profession: American Success Writer

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.

Author: Robert Collier

Profession: American Writer, Publisher

Once in motion, a pattern tends to stay in motion.

Author: J. G. Gallimore


Lest he should wander irretrievably from the right path, he stands still.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.

Author: Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

Profession: American Speaker, Motivational Writer, ''Think and Grow Rich''

Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.

Author: Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

Profession: British Scientist, Mathematician

Fix'd like a plan on his peculiar spot, to draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator

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.

Author: Ben Stein

Profession: American Professor, Writer

That's why many fail -- because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.

Author: W. Clement Stone (1902)

Profession: American Businessman, Author

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.

Author: W. Clement Stone (1902)

Profession: American Businessman, Author

The first step is the hardest.

Author: Marie De Vichy-Chamrond


Once you're moving you can keep moving.

Author: Ronald Alan Weiss