An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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


Chris Bowkett


A brilliant idea without action is like Mark McGwire playing baseball without a bat.


Jack Canfield (American motivational speaker, author, trainer)

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


Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)


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


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.


Norman Cousins (1915-1990, American editor, humanitarian, author)


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


Trammell Crow


The sleeping fox catches no poultry.


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


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


David Hasslehoff


Many are called but few get up.


Oliver Herford (1863-1935, American  author, illustrator)


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


Kin Hubbard (1868-1930, American humorist, journalist)


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


Bob Marley (1954-, Jamaican-born American  musician, song writer)


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


Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German philosopher)


Those who are quite satisfied sit still and do nothing; those who are quite satisfied are the sole benefactors of the world.


Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864, British poet, essayist)


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.


Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924, American author, founder of Success Magazine)


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


Jinx Milea


Turning it over in your mind won't plough the field.


Irish Proverb (Sayings of Irish origin)


It's too late to close the stable door after the horse has escaped.


Norwegian Proverb (Sayings of Norwegian origin)


A meowing cat is never a good mouse catcher.


Spanish Proverb (Sayings of Spanish origin)


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.


Ronald Reagan (1911-2004, American President (40th))


Failure is never as scary as regret.


Author Unknown


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


Zen Saying


Anything you do can get you fired; this includes doing nothing.


Author Unknown


Doing nothing is the most tiresome job in the world because you cannot quit and rest.


Author Unknown


It is following the line of least resistance that makes men and rivers crooked.


Author Unknown


Solve it. Solve it quickly, solve it right or wrong. If you solve it wrong, it will come back and slap you in the face, and then you can solve it right. Lying dead in the water and doing nothing is a comfortable alternative because it is without risk, but it is an absolutely fatal way to manage a business.


Thomas J. Watson (1874-1956, American businessman, founder of IBM)


To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


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