On the subject of action vs. inaction...
I am reminded of a few quotes by our 35th President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy...
"There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction."
"One person can make a difference and every person should try."
"Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly."
"Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality."
... and a few more from our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt...
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."
“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
“The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.”
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”