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Neglect Quotes

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A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

Related topics: Wisdom

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

Indifference and neglect often
do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J. K. Rowling

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

 

It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
- Richard Whately

A man should never neglect his family for business.
- Walt Disney

I don't want to limit myself musically.
It would be really limiting if we'd neglect something we really want to do,
like explore other styles of music.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

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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

It's only women who are not really quite women at all,
frivolous women who have no idea, who neglect repairs.
- Marguerite Duras

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

Neglect of appearance becomes men.
- Ovid

I've overcome neglect and deprivation,
abandonment and abuse.
- Tatum O'Neal

The idea that UN commitments should be followed by
action is indeed a radical one,
especially for the United States, where wilful neglect
of its own commitments is the rule.
- Jeffrey Sachs

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

What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for,
not wanted.
Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
- Pearl S. Buck

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business
is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

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

A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to
fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind,
and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
- Howard Crosby

The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step.
So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach,
however small.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Lost are many great commissions by such neglect.
- James Wyatt

We never fail when we try to do our duty,
we always fail when we neglect to do it.
- Robert Baden-Powell

The organization and constant onward sweep of this
movement exemplifies the resentment of the many toward the selfishness,
greed and the neglect of the few.
- John L. Lewis

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

More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.
- Rose Kennedy

If you see most people neglect the Bible,
and many that can read never look into it,
let it not harden you and make you think lightly of it,
and that it is a book of no worth.
- Jupiter Hammon

Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us,
nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties.
- Benjamin Banneker

We now recognize that abuse and neglect may be as frequent
in nuclear families as love,
protection, and commitment are in nonnuclear families.
- David Elkind

Socialism also brings us up against the hard rock of eugenic fact which,
if we neglect it, will dash our most beautiful social
construction to fragments.
- Havelock Ellis

It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some
portion of the neglect of science in England,
may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.
- Charles Babbage

What time he can spare from the adornment of his person
he devotes to the neglect of his duties.
- William Hepworth Thompson

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

The English approach to ideas is not to kill them,
but to let them die of neglect.
- Jeremy Paxman

No Georgian has the right to evade or neglect his duties and responsibilities.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

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

Despotism is the only form of government which may with safety to itself,
neglect the education of its infant poor.
- Samuel Horsley

The un-conscious distortion of the facts is almost
harmless compared to the unconscious neglect of an
animal's mental life until it verges on the unusual and marvelous.
- Edward Thorndike

The curriculum of the school did not neglect India's cultural,
analytical and scientific heritage, but was very involved
also with the rest of the world.
- Amartya Sen

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

The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.
- James Anthony Froude

The Republicans have chosen to neglect young Americans
who need assistance with the costs of higher education.
- John Conyers

Sometimes we're so concerned about giving our children
what we never had growing up,
we neglect to give them what we did have growing up.
- James C. Dobson

We cannot neglect the unemployed, underemployed and
dislocated workers of America who need ample and widespread
funding for federal job training services.
- Joe Baca

Make women rational creatures, and free citizens,
and they will quickly become good wives;
-
that is,
if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

If the market is left to sort matters out,
social injustice will be heightened and suffering in
the community will grow with the neglect the market fosters.
- Helen Clark

America's health care system is in crisis precisely
because we systematically neglect wellness and prevention.
- Tom Harkin

Never neglect details.
When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.
- Colin Powell

We must never neglect the patient's own use of his symptoms.
- Alfred Adler

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

Yes, and there were changes of light on landscapes
and changes of direction of the wind and the force of the wind and weather.
That whole scene is too important in Homer to neglect.
- Robert Fitzgerald

The tendency of modern scientific teaching is to neglect the great books,
to lay far too much stress upon relatively unimportant modern work,
and to present masses of detail of doubtful truth and
questionable weight in such a way as to obscure principles.
- Ronald Fisher

Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect,
no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations,
that we have forgotten, as a people,
the cost of a free and undivided Republic.
- John A. Logan

There is all the difference in the world between departure
from recognised rules by one who has learned to obey them,
and neglect of them through want of training or want
of skill or want of understanding.
Before you can be eccentric you must know where the circle is.
- Ellen Terry

It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed
in any pursuit through idleness,
neglect, the love of pleasure, etc.,
etc.,
which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness,
which are the faults of his nature.
- Lord Melbourne

When men take pleasure in feeling their minds elevated with strong drink,
and so indulge their appetite as to disorder their understandings,
neglect their duty as members of a family or civil society,
and cast off all regard to religion,
their case is much to be pitied.
- John Woolman

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

There is nothing less to our credit than our neglect
of the foreigner and his children,
unless it be the arrogance most of us betray when we
set out to "Americanize" him.
- Charles Horton Cooley

I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child,
and children who are victims of neglect,
abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy.
They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention.
- Kenny Guinn

On the whole, the psychological work of the last quarter
of the nineteenth century emphasized the study of consciousness
to the neglect of the total life of intellect and character.
- Edward Thorndike

A person that much interested in science is going to
neglect his social life somewhat,
but not completely, because that isn't healthy either.
So one has to work it out according to one's own inclinations,
how one wants to proportion these things.
- Clyde Tombaugh

I have arrived at the conviction that the neglect by
economists to discuss seriously what is really the
crucial problem of our time is due to a certain timidity
about soiling their hands by going from purely scientific
questions into value questions.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

It was easy to present figures demonstrating the contrast
between lead work in the United States under conditions
of neglect and ignorance,
and comparable work in England and Germany,
under intelligent control.
- Alice Hamilton

Today, the growing economic and social pressures in
our country are putting millions of women,
children and families at increased risk of abuse and neglect,
especially when families are denied basic support services
and economic opportunity.
- Robert Casey

The current neglect of the problem can only irritate
this deplorable state of affairs.
The Black Muslims should constitute a warning to our society,
a warning that must be heeded if we are to preserve the society.
- Andrew Goodman

I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance
may have an astonishing influence and,
if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker,
it would be this - never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening.
- Alexander Fleming

Thousand got away to other countries;
thousands returned to Spain tempted by false promises of kindness.
By the tens of thousands, these Spaniards died of neglect
in the concentration camps.
- Martha Gellhorn

The business of a Political Economist is neither to
recommend nor to dissuade,
but to state general principles, which it is fatal to neglect,
but neither advisable, nor perhaps practicable,
to use as the sole, or even the principal,
guides in the actual conduct of affairs.
- Nassau William Senior

He who takes medicine and neglects his diet
wastes the skill of his doctors.
- Chinese Proverb

He who is satisfied has never truly craved,
and he who craves for the light of God neglects his ease for ardor.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost
the past and is dead to the future.
- Sophocles

Whoso neglects learning in his youth,
loses the past and is dead for the future.
- Euripides

If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
- Plato


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