The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort,
any sort rather than no sort. Plato
Plato (428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition. Unlike nearly all of his philosophical contemporaries, Plato’s entire work is believed to have survived intact for over 2,400 years.
Whether they knew it or not these men were echoing Plato.
Don’t mistake activity with achievement. ― John Wooden
Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress. ― Alfred A. Montapert
There are aphorisms that, like airplanes, stay up only while they are in motion. Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (10 April] 1899c – 2 July 1977) was a Russian-American novelist and entomologist. His first nine novels were in Russian, and he achieved international prominence after he began writing English prose.
Never mistake motion for action. Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
Never mistake motion for action. – Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)