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Definition of Inertia


  1. That property of matter by which it tends when at rest to remain so, and when in motion to continue in motion, and in the same straight line or direction, unless acted on by some external force; -- sometimes called vis inertiae.
  2. Inertness; indisposition to motion, exertion, or action; want of energy; sluggishness.
  3. Want of activity; sluggishness; -- said especially of the uterus, when, in labor, its contractions have nearly or wholly ceased.

Inertia Quotations

Though we may never be able to comprehend human life, we know certainly that it is a movement, of whatever nature it be. The existence of movement unavoidably implies a body which is being moved and a force which is moving it. Hence, wherever there is life, there is a mass moved by a force. All mass possesses inertia; all force tends to persist.
Nikola Tesla

The real key is to live in an environment where the mind feels free to choose the right thing instead of being compelled by habit and inertia to choose the wrong thing.
Deepak Chopra

Change is not overcoming inertia as much as it is redirecting, guiding, tweaking what already is and what has already happened. We must believe that we can make choices and that those choices can alter the future.
Max McKeown

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 to success.
Dorothea Brande

The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.
Elbert Hubbard
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Inertia Translations

inertia in French is inertie, alourdissement
inertia in Italian is accidia
inertia in Spanish is inercia, indolencia
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