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Passive Quotes

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Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

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Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Passive pleasure is no pleasure at all.
- Arthur Adamov

To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive,
is a very different thing from being a passive object.
- Simone de Beauvoir

 

A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous
initiative of few individuals,
with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
- Tacitus

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 Humes

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

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Passive fatalism can never be the role of a revolutionary party,
like the Social Democracy.
- Karl Liebknecht

Of course.
I favor passive investing for most investors,
because markets are amazingly successful devices for
incorporating information into stock prices.
- Merton Miller

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

In this very real world, good doesn't drive out evil.
Evil doesn't drive out good.
But the energetic displaces the passive.
- William Bernbach

Women are not inherently passive or peaceful.
- Robin Morgan

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

Mental events, it is said, are not passive happenings
but the acts of a subject.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

I am a camera with its shutter open,
quite passive,
recording, not thinking.
- Christopher Isherwood

I think you can't be passive in making this film -
or in watching it.
- James Caviezel

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people,
of adventure, of experience.
The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him.
He goes "sight-seeing."
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Active Evil is better than Passive Good.
- William Blake

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

I didn't know how to go about preparing for the part
of someone who can't remember who he is.
The frustration angle is written in,
but there's also this incredible passive state.
- Tom Berenger

Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.
- Al Sharpton

Most people have a passive relationship with music and clothes,
with culture.
But music was my first contact with anything creative.
Music is it, as far as I'm concerned.
- Martin Freeman

Maverick is a word which appeals to me more than misfit.
Maverick is active, misfit is passive.
- Alan Rickman

Observation is a passive science, experimentation an active science.
- Claude Bernard

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

The concept of neutrality can lead to a brooding and
pervasive devotion to the secular and a passive,
or even active, hostility to the religious.
Such results are not only not compelled by the Constitution,
but, it seems to me, are prohibited by it.
- Arthur J. Goldberg

It is a struggle; for though the black man fights passively,
he nevertheless fights; and his passive resistance
is more effective at present than active resistance could possibly be.
He bears the fury of the storm as does the willow tree.
- James Weldon Johnson

Human material seems to have one major defect:
it does not like to be considered merely as human material.
It finds it hard to endure the feeling that it must
resign itself to passive acceptance of changes introduced from above.
- Czeslaw Milosz

If all Church power vests in the clergy,
then the people are practically bound to passive obedience
in all matters of faith and practice;
for all right of private judgment is then denied.
- Charles Hodge

All observers not laboring under hallucinations of the senses are agreed,
or can be made to agree, about facts of sensible experience,
through evidence toward which the intellect is merely passive,
and over which the individual will and character have no control.
- Chauncey Wright

The crucial question one comes back to is the examination;
without that experience is meaningless.
And I think it's true that society is becoming more and more passive,
less and less fired up with enthusiasm,
in many spheres.
- Peter Hammill

It is unfortunate that Americans are no longer aware
of what the constitution says and what their rights are.
Because of that, we are often very passive about what
happens when the government violates those rights.
- James Bovard

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence
of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -
alternatives to passive or aggressive responses,
alternatives to violence.
- Dorothy Thompson

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dreams pass into the reality of action.
From the actions stems the dream again;
and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
- Anais Nin

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains,
at the huge waves of the sea,
at the long courses of rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motion of the stars;
and they pass by themselves without wondering.
- St. Augustine

This too, shall pass.
- Bible

A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
its loveliness increases;
it will never pass into nothingness.
- John Keats

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman
in the midst of this world,
where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people
as they pass each other in this flood?
- The Buddha

Look closely... See with new eyes...
Don't just pass by what is familiar without a thought.
Pay attention and look closely.
There is beauty - there is discovery -
there in a whole new world hiding
beneath the face of the familiar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And you would accept the seasons of your heart
just as you have always accepted
that seasons pass over your fields
and you would watch with serenity
through the winters of your grief.
- Khalil Gibran

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful:
a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The world turns aside to let any man pass
who knows where he is going.
- Epictetus

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

Time brings all things to pass.
- Aeschylus

He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort,
should, when young, consider that he may one day become old,
and remember when he is old, that he has once been young.
- Joseph Addison

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

Everyone told me to pass on Speed because it was a 'bus movie.'
- Sandra Bullock

Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning;
for I still live,
as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.
- Quintus Ennius

I always pass on good advice.
It is the only thing to do with it.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass
and the little ones get caught.
- Honore de Balzac

My path has not been determined.
I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
- Agnetha Faltskog

It is absolutely imperative that we protect,
preserve and pass on this genetic heritage for man
and every other living thing in as good a condition as we received it.
- David R. Brower

There's nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family,
a smile as I pass someone on the street.
- Willie Stargell

Animals are such agreeable friends -
they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over
which he must pass himself;
for every man has need to be forgiven.
- Thomas Fuller

We may pass violets looking for roses.
We may pass contentment looking for victory.
- Bern Williams

We must admit that history is enjoyable to a large
extent because it enables us to pass judgement on the past.
- Douglas Hurd

Better pass boldly into that other world,
in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
- James Joyce

We must pass a national energy policy to continue our
successes in the War on Terrorism.
- Zack Wamp

Unfortunately a Constitutional amendment that would
have empowered Congress to make desecration of the
United States flag illegal failed to pass by one vote.
- Kenny Marchant


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