65 Negligence Quotes On Success In Life

These negligence quotes will inspire you. Negligence is a failure to exercise appropriate and/or ethical ruled care expected to be exercised amongst specified circumstances or failure to take proper care in doing something.

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

Best Negligence Quotes

  1. “All literature, highbrow or low, from the Aeneid onward, is fan fiction….Through parody and pastiche, allusion and homage, retelling and reimagining the stories that were told before us and that we have come of age loving–amateurs–we proceed, seeking out the blank places in the map that our favorite writers, in their greatness and negligence, have left for us, hoping to pass on to our own readers–should we be lucky enough to find any–some of the pleasure that we ourselves have taken in the stuff that we love: to get in on the game. All novels are sequels; influence is bliss.” ~ Michael Chabon
  2. “We (Muslims) have no right, in our present misery, to boast of past glories. But we must realise that it was the negligence of the Muslims – and not any deficiency in the teachings of Islam – that caused our present decay.” ~ Muhammad Asad
  3. “There have been joys too great to be described in words, and there have been griefs upon which I have not dared to dwell, and with these in mind I say, climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are naught without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste, look well to each step, and from the beginning think what may be the end.” ~ Edward Whymper
  4. “In the lead-up to the Iraq war and its later conduct, I saw, at a minimum, true dereliction, negligence, and irresponsibility; at worst, lying, incompetence, and corruption.” ~ Anthony Zinni

  5. “I don’t know how you feel, my brethren and sisters, but I’d rather be dead than to lose my liberty. I have no fear we’ll ever lose it because of invasion from the outside. But I do have fear that it may slip away from us because of our own indifference, our own negligence, as citizens of this land. And so I plead with you this morning that you take an active interest in matters pertaining to the future of this country.” ~ Ezra Taft Benson
  6. “Where there are many beauties in a poem I shall not cavil at a few faults proceeding either from negligence or from the imperfection of our nature.” ~ Horace
  7. “Let everyone who has the grace of intelligence fear that, because of it, he will be judged more heavily if he is negligent.” ~ Bridget of Sweden
  8. “Without a little negligence, life would be intolerable.” ~ Mason Cooley

  9. “… if a man prays God for some virtue, and at the same time gives himself up to negligence, acquiring no definite means to gain this virtue, and making no effort towards it, truly this man tempts God, rather than prays. Thus the divine James says: ‘The effectual prayer of a righteous man avails much’ (Jms. 5:16). What avails to make prayer effective? is when, besides begging a saint to pray for him about something, the man also prays about it himself and with all diligence does everything necessary for obtaining his request.” ~ Lorenzo Scupoli
  10. “Wisdom cries out in the streets, and no man regards it.” ~ William Shakespeare
  11. “Remember that nothing will supply the want of prudence, and that negligence and irregularity long continued will make knowledge useless, wit ridiculous, and genius contemptible.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  12. “There are not the weeds the ones that drown the good seed, but the negligence of the peasant.” ~ Confucius

  13. “To let friendship die away by negligence and silence is certainly not wise. It is voluntarily to throw away one of the greatest comforts of the weary pilgrimage.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  14. “Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end.” ~ Edward Whymper
  15. “We need the compassion and the courage to change the conditions that support our suffering. Those conditions are things like ignorance, bitterness, negligence, clinging, and holding on.” ~ Sharon Salzberg
  16. “Don’t use time and words carelessly – neither can be retrieved.” ~ LeCrae

  17. “One can get used to ugliness, but never to negligence.” ~ Coco Chanel
  18. “When a man’s life is destroyed or damaged by some wound or privation of soul or body, which is due to other men’s actions or negligence, it is not only his sensibility that suffers but also his aspiration toward the good. Therefore there has been sacrilege towards that which is sacred in him.” ~ Simone Weil
  19. “Nearly all our ills are the result of neglect in some way or other. And this truth may be said to apply to the ills of nations as well. Negligence is at the bottom of all decay. And decay always starts by showing little signs-or warnings. Then is the time to show interest and to be alert. There is nothing quite so easy as to neglect, and nothing quite so difficult as to repair that negligence. Negligence always carries a high price. It costs nothing to avoid it!” ~ George Matthew Adams
  20. “Negligence is the rust of the soul that corrodes through all her best resolves.” ~ Owen Feltham

  21. “That loss is most discreditable which is caused by negligence.” ~ Seneca the Younger
  22. “Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.” ~ Ben Jonson
  23. “In persons grafted in a serious trust,
  24. Negligence is a crime.” ~ William Shakespeare
  25. “A little neglect may breed great mischief.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  26. “Unclean spirits increase the passions in us, making use of our negligence, and inciting them. But the angels decrease our passions, inciting us to the perfection of virtue.” ~ Maximus the Confessor
  27. “I hate those TV shows where characters talk about one thing, such as their patient on the operation table (let’s say they’re a doctor), then you realize they’re actually talking about actually talking about themselves. The patient’s open-heart surgery is nothing compared to their own messed-up heart or whatever. It’s selfish. And means they’re not concentrating, which is medical negligence.” ~ Jaclyn Moriarty , Medical negligence quotes
  28. “Hereafter we all have to be redeemed. The world is pulling with a thousand strings. We sin because of indifference and negligence and heap new guilt on the old original one. Our life is a
  29. chain of sin and expiation controlled by a destiny that can not be understood.” ~ Joseph Goebbels

  30. “As the flint contains the spark, unknown to itself, which the steel alone can awaken to life, so adversity often reveals to us hidden gems, which prosperity or negligence would forever have hidden.” ~ Josh Billings
  31. “where families suffer from disasters that are preventable, this is a measure of a whole nation’s neglect. A society imperils its own future when, out of negligence or contempt, it overlooks the need of children to be reared in a family … or when, in the midst of plenty, some families cannot give their children adequate food and shelter, safe activity and rest, and an opportunity to grow into full adulthood as people who can care for and cherish other human beings like themselves.” ~ Margaret Mead
  32. “The best ground untilled, soonest runs out into rank weeds. A man of knowledge that is negligent or uncorrected, cannot but grow wild and godless.” ~ Joseph Hall
  33. “Gross negligence cannot possibly have intent because it cancels it out. If you’re grossly negligent, intent’s not a factor, you are or you aren’t.” ~ Rush Limbaugh

  34. “My friend, I am not what I seem. Seeming is but a garment I wear — a care-woven garment that protects me from thy questionings and thee from my negligence. The “I” in me, my friend, dwells in the house of silence, and therein it shall remain for ever more, unperceived, unapproachable.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  35. “I love language, words, and all the lovely, exciting, and heart wrenching things you can do with them. Pick the right ones, put them in the right order, and you’ve created a moment in time where the reader forgets about the late car payment, the dirty dishes, the impending workweek. You have created a state of bliss. Or negligence, depending on your perspective.” ~ Darynda Jones , Negligence quotes love
  36. “Here then is the real problem of our negligence. We fail in our duty to study God’s Word not so much because it is difficult to understand, not so much because it is dull and boring, but because it is work. Our problem is not a lack of intelligence or a lack of passion. Our problem is that we are lazy.” ~ R. C. Sproul
  37. “The scepticism which men affect towards their higher inspirations is often not an honest doubt, but a guilty negligence, and is a sign of narrow mind and defective wisdom.” ~ James Martineau

  38. “Because they claim to be concerned with the welfare of whole societies, governments arrogate to themselves the right to pass off as mere abstract profit or loss the human unhappiness that their decisions provoke or their negligence permits. It is a duty of an international citizenship to always bring the testimony of people’s suffering to the eyes and ears of governments, sufferings for which it’s untrue that they are not responsible. The suffering of men must never be a mere silent residue of policy. It grounds an absolute right to stand up and speak to those who hold power.” ~ Michel Foucault
  39. “A general in time of war is constantly bombarded by reports both true and false; by errors arising from fear or negligence or hastiness; by disobedience born of right or wrong interpretations, of ill will; of a proper or mistaken sense of duty; of laziness; or of exhaustion; and by accident that nobody could have foreseen. In short, he is exposed to countless impressions, most of them disturbing, few of them encouraging. … If a man were to yield to these pressures, he would never complete an operation.” ~ Carl von Clausewitz
  40. “He who busies himself in mean occupations, produces in the very pains he takes about things of little or no use, an evidence against himself of his negligence and indisposition to what is really good” ~ Plutarch
  41. “If you the American citizen leave a child in a hot car and that child was harmed by that you will be charged with negligence even if your action was unintentional.” ~ Bill O’Reilly

  42. “No weakness of the human mind has more frequently incurred animadversion, than the negligence with which men overlook their own faults, however flagrant, and the easiness with which they pardon them, however frequently repeated.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  43. “Governors being accustomed to hear of more crimes than they can punish, and more wrongs than they can redress, set themselves at ease by indiscriminate negligence, and presently forget the request when they lose sight of the petitioner.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  44. “Candidate Obama was either exceptionally naive or willfully disingenuous when he vowed to change the way Washington works. The very promise of Hope and Change was rooted in uprooting the Washington modus operandi. But instead of rejecting it, he embraced it all – the secrecy, the closed doors, the political favors, the near-criminal negligence.” ~ Reince Priebus
  45. “However smothered under former negligence, or scattered through the dull, dark mass of common thoughts – let thy genius rise as the sun from chaos.” ~ Edward Young

  46. “Negligence in prayer withers the inner man. Nothing can be a substitute for it, not even Christian work. Many are so preoccupied with work that they allow little time for prayer. Hence they cannot cast out demons. Prayer enables us first inwardly to overcome the enemy and then outwardly to deal with him.” ~ Watchman Nee
  47. “When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  48. “The “I” in me, my friend, dwells in the house of silence, and therein it shall remain for ever more, unperceived, unapproachable.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  49. “A great proportion of the wretchedness which has embittered married life, has originated in a negligence of trifles.” ~ Thomas Sprat

  50. “The observance of Lent is the very badge of Christian warfare. By it we prove ourselves not to be enemies of Christ. By it we avert the scourges of divine justice. By it we gain strength against the princes of darkness, for it shields us with heavenly help. Should men grow remiss in their observance of Lent, it would be a detriment to God’s glory, a disgrace to the Catholic religion, and a danger to Christian souls. Neither can it be doubted that such negligence would become the source of misery to the world, of public calamity, and of private woe.” ~ Pope Benedict XIV
  51. “Marriages are always moving from one season to another. Sometimes we find ourselves in winter–discouraged, detached, and dissatisfied; other times we experience springtime, with its openness, hope, and anticipation. On still other occasions we bask in the warmth of summer–comfortable, relaxed, enjoying life. And then comes fall with its uncertainty, negligence, and apprehension. The cycle repeats itself many times throughout the life of a marriage, just as the seasons repeat themselves in nature.” ~ Gary Chapman
  52. “How heron comes It is a negligence of the mind not to notice how at dusk heron comes to the pond and stands there in his death robes, perfect servant of the system, hungry, his eyes full of attention, his wings pure light” ~ Mary Oliver
  53. “I consider a good reputation is a great part of the human happiness. Some people, if they are very, very rich can permit themselves certain negligence to their reputations.” ~ Aristotle Onassis

  54. “Hurricane [Katrina] hit the Gulf Coast and destroyed much of the Gulf Coast – that was an act of God … Now what happened to New Orleans, that was a complete failure of the federal government. Complete negligence by the feds.” ~ James Carville
  55. “When we realize a constant enemy of the soul abides within us, what diligence and watchfulness we should have! How woeful is the sloth and negligence then of so many who live blind and asleep to this reality of sin. There is an exceeding efficacy nad power in the indwelling sin of believers, for it constantly inclines itself towards evil. We need to be awake, then, if our hearts would know the ways of God. Our enemy is not only upon us, as it was with Samson, but it is also in us.” ~ John Owen
  56. “Where strictness of grammar does not weaken expression, it should be attended to. . . . But where, by small grammatical negligences, the energy of an idea is condensed, or a word stands for a sentence, I hold grammatical rigor in contempt.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  57. “The incompetence regarding body and vehicle armor rises almost to a level of criminal negligence.” ~ John Olver

  58. “Even though . . . 9/11 happened because . . . Bush’s FBI and CIA did not detect the Al Qaeda conspiracy . . . , Bush not only failed to apologize to the nation or the victims’ survivors, he demonstrated his total lack of leadership by refusing to fire or even criticize those in these agencies who, like Bush, let this nation down. As in private life, to stimulate excellence, good performances have to be rewarded and gross negligence and incompetence punished.” ~ Vincent Bugliosi
  59. “The gnosis of God is intermediate between immoderation, which is ascribing human characteristics to God, and negligence, which is denying any attributes to God. . . The Truth lies in the balance between the two extremes.” ~ Ibn Ata Allah
  60. “Things worthwhile generally don’t just happen. Luck is a fact, but should not be a factor. Good luck is what is left over after intelligence and effort have combined at their best. Negligence or indifference are usually reviewed from an unlucky seat. The law of cause and effect and causality both work the same with inexorable exactitudes. Luck is the residue of design.” ~ Branch Rickey
  61. “Gross negligence in handling national security is a felony.” ~ Bill O’Reilly

  62. “What a fate: to be condemned to work for a firm where the slightest negligence at once gave rise to the gravest suspicion! Were all the employees nothing but a bunch of scoundrels, was there not among them one single loyal devoted man who, had he wasted only an hour or so of the firm’s time in the morning, was so tormented by conscience as to be driven out of his mind and actually incapable of leaving his bed?” ~ Franz Kafka
  63. “The Devil endeavours by every means to keep men in error, in the enticement of the passions, in darkness of mind and heart; in pride, avarice, covetousness, envy, hatred, wicked impatience and irritation; in evil despondence, in the abominations of fornication, adultery, theft, false-witness, blasphemy, negligence, slothfulness, and sluggishness.” ~ John of Kronstadt
  64. “Every one should consider himself as intrusted not only with his own conduct, but with that of others; and as accountable, not only for the duties which he neglects, or the crimes that he commits, but for that negligence and irregularity which he may encourage or inculcate. Every man, in whatever station, has, or endeavours to have his followers, admirers, and imitators, and has therefore the influence of his example to watch with care.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  65. “A man’s liberal and conservative phases seem to follow each other in a succession of waves from the time he is born. Children are radicals. Youths are conservatives, with a dash of criminal negligence. Men in their prime are liberals (as long as their digestion keeps pace with their intellect). The middle aged run to shelter: they insure their life, draft a will, accumulate mementos and occasional tables, and hope for security. And then comes old age, which repeats childhood – a time full of humors and sadness, but often full of courage and even prophecy.” ~ E. B. White

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