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  • It's the things you don't do, not the things you do, you feel most sorry for.

    • Winifred Holtby,
    • "So Handy for the Fun Fair" (1931), Truth Is Not Sober ()
  • ... so much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating and destructive effect upon society than the others.

  • Omissions are not accidents.

    • Marianne Moore,
    • one-line preface, The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore ()
  • ... the most dangerous temptations are not due to the active, sudden flames of desire, 'the lusts of the flesh,' but to the disinclinations of the flesh, its indolence and sluggishness, our tendency to become creatures of habit.

  • The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

  • Let no one ever say it is not those sins of omission that scar the soul and set the heart to cringing in the small hours of the night. The 'why didn't I?' knows a more hopeless regret than the committed mistake.