Passive Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old passive quotes, passive sayings, and passive proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Passive resistance and boycotting are now prominent features of every great national movement.     

Benjamin Tucker

We cannot be passive and silent towards those who reject God's Word and our holy faith.     

Abraham Kuyper

Passive attitudes yield passive outcomes.     

Steven Redhead

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

George C. Marshall

Those who are repeatedly passive in the face of injustice soon find their character corroded.     

Julian Assange

The passive ironic attitude is not cool or romantic, but pathetic and destructive.     

Robert Greene

A passive approach to professional growth will leave you by the wayside.     

Tom Peters

Passive perception promotes pessimism; Persistent perseverance promises prosperity     

Yatin Patel

The passive righteousness of faith frees me from passing final judgment on myself.     

Tullian Tchividjian

The passive acceptance of exclusionary words and deeds is not okay.     

Chris Sacca

Never be passive. Victories happen when you take charge of a game. You can't win by playing not to lose     

Karen Kingsbury

A passive mindset manages to live with mediocre, but an active mindset leads to change until excellence results.     

Orrin Woodward

The passive and overt violence waged against the women and children of the world must end.     

Bryant McGill

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

Simone De Beauvoir

Passive resistance is a method of securing rights by personal suffering; it is the reverse of resistance by arms.     

Mahatma Gandhi