47 Quotes About Being Stagnant


There are many instances in life where you may get the feeling of feeling stuck. These quotes about being stagnant are encouraging to read.

“A human life has seasons much as the earth has seasons, each time with its own particular beauty and power. And gift.”

“A life without change is not a life; it is a stagnant pool…”

“A moving door hinge never corrodes. Flowing water never grows stagnant.”

“Anyone who tries to imprison love will cut off the spring that feeds it, and the trapped water will grow stagnant and rank.”

“Complacency is the deadly enemy of spiritual progress. The contented soul is the stagnant soul.”

“Consistency is the quality of a stagnant mind.”

“Every person should make it his business to gather new ideas from sources other than the environment in which he daily lives and works. The mind becomes withered, stagnant, narrow and closed unless it searches for new ideas.”

“Failure can only exist from stagnant perceptions. Everything is a process of learning and if you learn something useful, you have success.”

“Get out of debt. In a world of stagnant incomes and rising core expenses like mortgage and health care costs, that’s a lot easier said than done. The middle class is under enormous pressure.”

“God has not had an identity crisis. He knows that he is Great and deserves to be the center of our lives.”

“Happiness consists in activity. It is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.”

“How stagnant and tepid the whole British political scene is now is just beyond belief.”

“I can’t stand being stagnant. Every day is a new opportunity to achieve something, even on a small scale.”

“I don’t wanna get old and stagnant and hang around.”

“I think it’s better to have ideas. You can change an idea; changing a belief is trickier.”

“Idleness is emptiness; the tree in which the sap is stagnant, remains fruitless.”

“If you ever feel comfortable in what you’re producing, you’ve lost. You’re not alive, that’s it, it’s stagnant water.”

“If you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of becoming Egocentric. And stagnant water becomes putrid.”

“In a stagnant environment the body-mind creates its own adversity – disease and fantasy.”

“Just as iron rusts from disuse, and stagnant water putrefies, or when cold turns to ice, so our intellect wastes unless it is kept in use.”

“Just that dwelling and planning is bullshit, you dwell on the past, you can’t move forward. Spend too much time planning for the future and you just push yourself backwards, or you stay stagnant in the same place all your life.”

“Lives with no more sense of spiritual meaning than that provided by shopping malls, ordinary television, and stagnant workplaces are barren lives indeed. Spirituality enriches culture.”

“Love fills everything. It cannot be desired because it is an end in itself. It cannot betray because it has nothing to do with possession. It cannot be held prisoner because it is a river and will overflow its banks.”

“Man is a luxury loving animal. Take away play, fancies, and luxuries, and you will turn man into a dull, sluggish creature, barely energetic enough to obtain a bare subsistence.”

“Meditation is like a giant broom for sweeping away any stagnant or blocked energy that you may have buried deep in your body.”

“Misery is nothing but the shadow of attachment. And hence all stagnancy. The attached person becomes a stagnant pool – sooner or later he will stink. He flows no more.”

“Never underestimate the power of gaining a new perspective by simply changing your immediate environment. Going for a walk, reading a book, or talking to a friend can provide you with life-changing insights that you not otherwise attain while remaining stagnant.”

“Of course things get stagnant; people get too used to their environment, but that’s why I’m in my district every week, at meetings with my constituents.”

“Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life, from a stagnant one.”

“Probably in all history there is no instance of a society in which ecclesiastical power was dominant which was not at once stagnant, corrupt and brutal.”

“Religion itself becomes offensively monotonous. On every point of vantage are pagodas — stupid stalagmites of stagnant piety.”

“Sorrow is a kind of rust of the soul, which every new idea contributes in its passage to scour away. It is the putrefaction of stagnant life, and is remedied by exercise and motion.”

“Staying stagnant is not okay.”

“Suppose a number of equal waves of water to move upon the surface of a stagnant lake, with a certain constant velocity, and to enter a narrow channel leading out of the lake.”

“Teachers who are not actively involved in the learning process themselves, force their students to drink from stagnant water.”

“The core problem isn’t the fact that we’re lukewarm, halfhearted, or stagnant Christians. The crux of it all is why we are this way, and it is because we have an inaccurate view of God.”

“The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams.”

“The individual who cultivates grievances, and who is perpetually exacting explanations of his assumed wrongs, can only be ignored, and left to the education of time and of development…”

“The main message of it is to not get stagnant and that God wants us to continue to grow and become a better person.”

“The mind becomes withered, stagnant, narrow and closed unless it searches for new ideas.”

“The moment a man ceases to progress, to grow higher, wider and deeper, then his life becomes stagnant.”

“There is something that feels stagnant about having things you don’t use or wear. But shoes are my thing. Shoes and scarves, I’m a big fan of the scarf.”

“Things have a way of moving to the left, and then they move back to the right before somebody finds themselves in the center. That seems to be the nature of the creative world. It’s not stagnant. I don’t get upset about it.”

“We have thought of peace as passive and war as the active way of living. The opposite is true. War is not the most strenuous life. It is a kind of rest cure compared to the task of reconciling our differences…”

“When the homebrewers stop entering the profession, and the backyard breweries are squeezed out, then it will become stagnant.”

“While prices of goods continue to rise, American worker’s wages remain stagnant.”

“Words taken literally or held as ultimate truth can keep us stagnant and stuck, holding on to old ideologies.”

There are many ways you can go about getting your life unstuck and changing the stagnant feelings you have about yourself.

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