Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.
—John Andrew Holmes
Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.
—Gordon R. Dickson
For evil to succeed, all it needs is for good men to do nothing.
—Martin Luther King Jr.
I thought it would all fall into place. I've changed my mind. Do nothing, and nothing happens. Life is about decisions. You either make them or they're made for you, but you can't avoid them.
—Mhairi McFarlane in You Had Me At Hello
Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome.
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 have made it possible for evil to triumph.