86 Neglect Quotes On Success In Life

These neglect quotes will inspire you. Neglect, to give little attention or respect to or fail to care for properly.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging neglect quotes, neglect sayings, and neglect proverbs.

Best Neglect Quotes

  1. “Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. “Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.” ~ Diogenes
  3. “A man should never neglect his family for business.” ~ Walt Disney
  4. “May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, angels protect you and heaven accept you” ~ Drake

  5. “All great events hang by a single thread. The clever man takes advantage of everything, neglects nothing that may give him some added opportunity; the less clever man, by neglecting one thing, sometimes misses everything.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  6. “It will generally be found that men who are constantly lamenting their ill luck are only reaping the consequences of their own neglect, mismanagement, and improvidence, or want of application.” ~ Samuel Smiles
  7. “If you neglect to recharge a battery, it dies. And if you run full speed ahead without stopping for water, you lose momentum to finish the race.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  8. “More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.” ~ Rose Kennedy

  9. “It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.” ~ Richard Whately
  10. “I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do … let me do it now.” ~ William Penn
  11. “Hell is Truth Seen Too Late.” ~ Thomas Hobbes
  12. “The neglect this implied, the suffering and wasted quality of human life were appalling.” ~ Fred Hollows

  13. “Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks, that delivery of the very best that you can do. It does not matter what others think, it is of prime importance, however, what you think about you. You can never do your best, which should always be your trademark if you are cutting corners and shirking responsibilities. You are special. Act it. Never neglect the little things.” ~ Og Mandino
  14. “You cannot expect to get the effect when you neglect to create the cause.” ~ Ralph Marston
  15. “Negligence is the rust of the soul that corrodes through all her best resolves.” ~ Owen Feltham
  16. “Time is man’s most precious asset. All men neglect it; all regret the loss of it; nothing can be done without it.” ~ Voltaire

  17. “Don’t use time and words carelessly – neither can be retrieved.” ~ LeCrae
  18. “We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.” ~ Robert Baden-Powell
  19. “Neglect starts out as an infection then becomes a disease.” ~ Jim Rohn
  20. “A little neglect may breed great mischief.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  21. “It is not wise to neglect the present for the future, for who knows what the future will be?” ~ H. Rider Haggard

  22. “A prudent man should neglect no circumstances.” ~ Sophocles
  23. “The poorest education that teaches self-control is better than the best that neglects it.” ~ Dorothy Nevill
  24. “Some legislators only wish to vengeance against a particular enemy. Others only look out for themselves. They devote very little time on the consideration of any public issue. They think that no harm will come from their neglect. They act as if it is always the business of somebody else to look after this or that. When this selfish notion is entertained by all, the commonwealth slowly begins to decay.” ~ Thucydides
  25. “Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

  26. “Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.” ~ George Washington
  27. “We esteem in the world those who do not merit our esteem, and neglect persons of true worth; but the world is like the ocean–the pearl is in its depths, the seaweed swims.” ~ George Pope Morris
  28. “I think Haiti is a place that suffers so much from neglect that people only want to hear about it when it’s at its extreme. And that’s what they end up knowing about it.” ~ Edwidge Danticat
  29. “We pass through this world but once.” ~ Stephen Jay Gould

  30. “I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.” ~ William Penn
  31. “That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it. Everyone thinks chiefly of his own, hardly at all of the common interest; and only when he is himself concerned as an individual. For besides other considerations, everybody is more inclined to neglect the duty which he expects another to fulfill.” ~ Aristotle
  32. “We are sometimes so busy being good angels that we neglect to be good men and women.” ~ Saint Francis de Sales

  33. “How can you expect to dwell with God forever, if you so neglect and forsake him here?” ~ Jonathan Edwards
  34. “The child should have the advantage of ignorance as well as of knowledge, and is fortunate if he gets his share of neglect and exposure.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  35. “Suffering arises from trying to control what is uncontrollable, or from neglecting what is within our power.” ~ Epictetus

  36. “Living a lie – pretending everything is fine when we are actually discontented – is hard work and, in the long run, even bad for our health. We pay a high price for compromising on this honesty – and neglecting ourselves. Finding our inner passion, our mission in life, and connecting with who we really are, our spiritual being or our higher self – this is the key to success and fulfillment. Our ‘soul’ purpose is our sole purpose in life.” ~ Kristiane Backer
  37. “Whoever neglects old friends for the sake of new deserves what e gets if he loses both” ~ Aesop , Friend neglect quotes
  38. “He that thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far from being poor.” ~ Samuel Johnson

  39. “We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  40. “Protection of human life can be costly; but so is the neglect of that protection.” ~ Max Anders
  41. “If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.” ~ Plato

  42. “Duties are not performed for duty’s sake, but because their neglect would make the man uncomfortable. A man performs but one duty – the duty of contenting his spirit, the duty of making himself agreeable to himself.” ~ Mark Twain
  43. “Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.” ~ Euripides
  44. “Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.” ~ Colin Powell
  45. “The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.” ~ Confucius
  46. “Neglect mending a small fault and ’twill soon be a great one.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  47. “We have reached the point where ignorance and neglect are the best we can hope for in a ruler.” ~ Lev Grossman
  48. “God’s Word teaches a very hard, disturbing truth. Those who neglect the poor and the oppressed are really not God’s people at all—no matter how frequently they practice their religious rituals nor how orthodox are their creeds and confessions.” ~ Ronald J. Sider
  49. “Do not be surprised if you fall every day and do not surrender. Stand your ground bravely and you may be sure that your guardian angel will respect your endurance. A fresh, warm wound is easier to heal than those that are old, neglected, and festering, and that need extensive treatment, surgery, bandaging and cauterization. Long neglect can render many of them incurable. However, all things are possible with God” ~ John Climacus
  50. “Life is stronger than you are, even when you deny it, even when you neglect it, even when you refuse to admit it.” ~ Anna Gavalda

  51. “It is a painful reminder that even the most well-intentioned among us sometimes act in ways that put children in danger of being abused or neglected.” ~ Paul Begala
  52. “Abuse and neglect negate love. Care and affirmation, the opposite of abuse and humiliation, are the foundation of love. No one can rightfully claim to be loving when behaving abusively.” ~ Bell Hooks , Love neglect quotes
  53. “When we neglect the artist in ourselves, there is a kind of mourning that goes on under the surface of our busy lives.” ~ Pat Schneider
  54. “It is time to end the western policy of malign neglect. It is in the interest of the whole world to help tackle the actual grievances in Palestine, Kashmir, and in central and southern Iraq, and to help the region out of its economic backwardness.” ~ James Buchan
  55. “I’ve overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse.” ~ Tatum O’Neal

  56. “If you focus only on yourself and neglect others, you will lose; but you will gain if you value others as much as you cherish yourself.” ~ Dalai Lama
  57. “Those years, months, weeks, days, and hours, that are not filled up with God, with Christ, with grace, and with duty, will certainly be filled up with vanity and folly. The neglect of one day, of one duty, of one hour, would undo us, if we had not an Advocate with the Father.” ~ Thomas Brooks
  58. “Some of us have a relentless urge to attempt what we can never be good at and neglect our true calling.” ~ Garrison Keillor
  59. “The difference between a man of sense and a fop is that the fop values himself upon his dress; and the man of sense laughs at it, at the same time he knows he must not neglect it.” ~ Lord Chesterfield
  60. “The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” ~ William James

  61. “We neglect those things which are under our very eyes, and heedless of things within our grasp, pursue those which are afar off.” ~ Pliny the Elder
  62. “Those vices [luxury and neglect of decent manners] are vices of men, not of the times.” ~ Seneca the Younger
  63. “In these days half our diseases come from neglect of the body in overwork of the brain.” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
  64. “Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating…too often fathers neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to make a life.” ~ John Wooden
  65. [Lat., Hominum sunt ista [vitia], non temporum.” ~ Seneca the Younger

  66. “Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  67. “Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state. We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot return home.” ~ Matt Blunt
  68. “I have this to say to the people: go the polls and vote for the candidate of your choice… This is your responsibility; do not neglect it.” ~ Hosni Mubarak
  69. “America’s health care system is in crisis precisely because we systematically neglect wellness and prevention.” ~ Tom Harkin

  70. “What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.” ~ Pearl S. Buck
  71. “Half a million women die each year around the world in pregnancy. It’s not biology that kills them so much as neglect.” ~ Nicholas D. Kristof
  72. “The English approach to ideas is not to kill them, but to let them die of neglect.” ~ Jeremy Paxman
  73. “A wound gets worse when it’s treated with neglect.” ~ Stevie Nicks

  74. “Besides, it is a shame to let yourself grow old through neglect before seeing how you can develop the maximum beauty and strength of body; and you can have this experience if your are negligent, because these things don’t normally happen by themselves.” ~ Socrates
  75. “The more you love your children, the more care you should take to neglect them occasionally. The web of affection can be drawn too tight.” ~ Dominique Sutton
  76. “What is really important in Man is the part of him that we do not understand. Of much of it we are not even conscious, just as we are not normally conscious of keeping up our circulation by our heart-pump, though if we neglect it we die.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  77. “Conflicts and factions, violence and upheavals are caused by the neglect of human values in daily life.” ~ Sathya Sai Baba

  78. “And why should any man who writes, even if he writes things immortal, nurse anger at the world’s neglect? Who asked him to publish? Who promised him a hearing? Who has broken faith with him? Your poem, your novel, who bargained with you for it?” ~ George Gissing
  79. “The evil in the world is all of our own making, and it proceeds entirely from our ruthless, senseless, wasteful, destructive, and suicidal neglect of our own being.” ~ Thomas Merton
  80. “The commonest form, one of the most often neglected, and the safest opportunity for the average man to seize, is hard work.” ~ Arthur Brisbane
  81. “Yes, the cost is high, but the price of neglect would be infinitely higher.” ~ Ronald Reagan

  82. “How come pleasure never makes it on to… a dutiful list of do’s and don’ts? Doesn’t joy also get soft and flabby if you neglect to exercise it?” ~ Ellen Goodman
  83. “What is the cause of most backslidings? I believe, as a general rule, one of the chief causes is neglect of private prayer.” ~ J. C. Ryle
  84. “I have often wondered whether a person is justified in neglecting his own family to fight for opportunities for others.” ~ Nelson Mandela , Family neglect quotes
  85. “Our children are humans and deserve to be treated respectfully. Discipline doesn’t include raging, screaming, abusing, neglecting, humiliating, or shaming our kids. God never treats us like that. That sort of discipline never “produces a harvest of righteousness and peace.” ~ Jen Hatmaker
  86. “As a former teacher, it pains me to watch such an essential and rewarding profession suffer due to government neglect.” ~ Layla Moran

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