Quotes by passive
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William B. Yeats
Irish poet 1865-1918
Hate is a kind of 'passive suffering', but indignation is a kind of joy.
Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
Creativity is not passive, I don't see the creation of art as passive.
American civil rights activist, Baptist minister and talk show host 1954-
Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.
American poet 1932-1963
I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad.
American economist 1953-
Importantly, in the 1930s, in the Great Depression, the Federal Reserve, despite its mandate, was quite passive and, as a result, financial crisis became very severe, lasted essentially from 1929 to 1933.
American academic and social critic 1947-
Metaphorically, every vagina has secret teeth, for the male exits as less than when he entered. The basic mechanics of conception require action in the male but nothing more than passive receptivity in the female.Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
James C. Humes
American author and former presidential speechwriter 1934-
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.
American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
Passive resistance and boycotting are now prominent features of every great national movement.Source: Individual Liberty
American elementary education theorist 1944-
Teaching has always been, for me, linked to issues of social justice. I've never considered it a neutral or passive profession.
American legal scholar 1954-
Television is, in many respects, a passive medium: people receive information without really exchanging ideas with others. By contrast, the Internet can be an active medium, allowing individuals to use e-mail, discussion groups, and even Web sites to engage with one another.
American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
The best emotions to write out of are anger and fear or dread. The least energizing emotion to write out of is admiration. It is very difficult to write out of because the basic feeling that goes with admiration is a passive contemplative mood.
Arthur J. Goldberg
American jurist and politician 1908-1990
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.
English poet 1757-1827
The inquiry in England is not whether a man has talents and genius, but whether he is passive and polite and a virtuous ass and obedient to noblemen's opinions in art and science. If he is, he is a good man. If not, he must be starved.
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