Quotation Explorer - 'Passive'

The single problem plaguing all students in all schools everywhere is the crisis of disconnection. Meaningful Student Involvement happens when the roles of students are actively re-aligned from being the passive recipients of schools to becoming active partners throughout the educational process. - Adam Fletcher
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
He who makes $25,000 annually through passive income is more enviable than he who earns $100,000 annually through a salary. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
An apparent misfortune of man is that neither good nor evil is an agency itself; both are equally passive choices. Man himself is the ultimate agency. He has the power to realize and activate the dead options. Only then, that is, by the action of Will, good results in good and evil in evil. - Raheel Farooq
Acceptance is an active response to a temporary situation; surrender is a passive reaction to a situation that you think will last forever.-Personal Revolutions - Oli Anderson
Active evil is better than passive good - William Blake
To be depressed or neurotic is passive. It has happened to all of us; we are its victims, are we have no control over it. - William Glasser
Until now I had been able only to grieve, not mourn. Grief was passive. Grief happened. Mourning, the act of dealing with grief, required attention. - Joan Didion
HOSTILITY, n. A peculiarly sharp and specially applied sense of the earth's overpopulation. Hostility is classified as active and passive; as (respectively) the feeling of a woman for her female friends, and that which she entertains for all the rest of her sex. - Ambrose Bierce
Perseverance is not a passive submission to circumstances—it is a strong and active response to the difficult events of life. - Elizabeth George
What to do with daughters has always been something of a problem, unless they are so pretty or so passive or so wealthy that they are snatched up as brides as soon as the come of marriageable age.— THE COLLECTORS: DR. CLARIBEL AND MISS ETTA CONE - Barbara Pollack
Remorse (I did it) is an easy, passive, human reaction, there is no value in it and it changes nothing. Repentance (I will not do it again) is the difficult call to action in a redeemed heart. It has an eternal impact and it can change everything. - William Branks
not responding verbally isn't necessarily being passive. we are communicating on many levels simultaneously - waking life
Reading is very creative - it's not just a passive thing. I write a story; it goes out into the world; somebody reads it and, by reading it, completes it. - Margaret Mahy
I never want to be a passive observer of life's possibilities. - Courtney Pierce
Passive perception promotes pessimism; Persistent perseverance promises prosperity - Yatin Patel
The passive voice could always be used to obscure blame. - Lorrie Moore
Your choice is to be active or passive in your responses. - Deborah Day
Waiting is a form of passive persistence. - Ogwo David Emenike
Men and women who possesses drive record more increase than those who are passive - Sunday Adelaja
Too many people get credit for being good, when they are only being passive. They are too often praised for being broadminded when they are so broadminded they can never make up their minds about anything. - Fulton J. Sheen
A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive. - Erica Jong
Women are not inherently passive or peaceful. We're not inherently anything but human. - Robin Morgan
Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams. - Ray A. Davis
Let no one think of me that I am humble or weak or passive; let them understand I am of a different kind: dangerous to my enemies, loyal to my friends. To such a life glory belongs.
Leave behind the passive dreaming of a rose-tinted future. The energy of happiness exists in living today with roots sunk firmly in reality's soil. - Daisaku Ikeda
Progress across the time axis is passive. Progress up the results axis is passion. - Ryan Lilly
Your money should become active, not passive. - Sunday Adelaja
A protest against reality, either conscious or unconscious, active or passive, optimistic or pessimistic, always forms part of a really creative piece of work. - Trotsky
In a tough situation, don't avoid acting just because it's easier or comfortable. Don't lapse into a passive state. People who give up, die. - Gregory Benford
You cannot become a peacemaker without communication. Silence is a passive aggressive grenade thrown by insecure people that want war, but they don't want the accountability of starting it. - Shannon L. Alder
We owe God a "double debt" incurred by our passive receipt of Adam's debt but also by our active disobedience. The extent of our depravity is such that we also owe a "daring debt" because we challenge not only God's Law but His very grace as we blame Him that He has not done enough. - Foppe Vander Zwaag
Peace is not a result inside us from everything around us. Peace is not submissive nor passive. On the contrary, peace is an overwhelming force which comes from within us, disrespectful of everything around us, a firm coalition of spirit and soul standing against all the unrest that abounds. - C. JoyBell C.
When you're in a competitive environment, always give out the impression that you don't care. It makes people want you more. If you act desperate, it's over. I think a passive attitude is helpful. It comes naturally because I'm lazy. - Diablo Cody
It's always been about the experience of life and of not being passive. If something so excites my curiosty, I want to go there, be a part of whatever it is that's either pushing me or pulling me toward it. That desire for experience has made me very rich in life experience. - Tish Grier
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