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Definition of Inaction


  1. Want of action or activity; forbearance from labor; idleness; rest; inertness.

Inaction Quotations

There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.
John F. Kennedy

The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.
Tim Holden

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
Haile Selassie

We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction.
Bill Gates

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Inaction Translations

inaction in Norwegian is uvirksomhet
inaction in Swedish is overksamhet
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