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Passivity of life quotes : A lack of initiative



Passivity may be the easy course, but it is hardly the honorable one.- Noam Chomsky


Anarchy is like custard cooking over a flame; it has to be constantly stirred or it sticks and gets heavy, like government.- Tom Robbins


In a dependent relationship, the protégé can always control the protector by threatening to collapse.- Barbara W. Tuchman


Sometimes you have to do nothing to make something happen.- Marty Rubin


Overbearing mothers usually give way to one of two things in their children: rebellion or passivity.- Tarryn Fisher


Passivity is really a crappy substitute for manhood. But it’s as common as facial hair on a hipster, or salmon-breath on a grizzly bear.- Josh Hatcher


Overbearing mothers usually give way to one of two things in their children: rebellion or passivity.-Tarryn Fisher


My life is good because I am not passive about it. I invest in what is real. Like real people, to do real things, for the real me.-Gwyneth Paltrow


I thought of the things that had happened to me over the years, and of how little I had made happen.- Julian Barnes


Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life.-Elie Wiesel


Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive.-Mao Zedong


Once we realize the extraordinary power we have to compose our lives, we’ll move from passive, conditioned thinking to being co-creators of our fate.-Jason Silva


Passive inactivity, because you have not been given specific instructions to do this or to do that, is a serious deficiency. George C.-Marshall


Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.-Ronald Reagan

People should be more passive with what they consider trustworthy.-Ariel Pink


The real or supposed rights of man are of two kinds, active and passive; the right in certain cases to do as we list; and the right we possess to the forbearance or assistance of other men.- William Godwin


Each time I see a split infinitive, an inconsistent tense structure or the unnecessary use of the passive voice, I blister.-Sonia Sotomayor


Some of the worst writing around suffers from inert verbs and the unintended use of the passive voice. Yet the passive voice remains an important arrow in the rhetorical quiver. After all, it exists for a reason.-Constance Hale


Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.-Edith Hamilton


One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off. Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators, are active; not passive observers.- James C. Humes

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