Quotation by Shakespeare

If we shall stand still
In fear our motion will be mocked or carped at,
We should take root here where we sit, or sit
State-statues only.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Cardinal Wolsey, in Henry VIII, act 1, sc. 2, l. 85-8.

On hearing of complaints made about his use of power; "motion" = proposals, actions.
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