41 Negligence Quotes

 

  • If you neglect the pot, it boils over and extinguishes the fire. – Nigerian Proverb

 

  • A little neglect may breed great mischief. – Benjamin Franklin

 

  • Without a little negligence, life would be intolerable. – Mason Cooley

 

  • That loss is most discreditable which is caused by negligence. – Seneca

 

  • Neglect of pruning does not kill the vine, but causes it to ramify immoderately, and grow wild. – William Warburton

 

  • 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

 

  • Compensate for the regret and negligence in previous works by working hard in the future. – Ali al-Hadi

 

  • Luck is a result of careful preparation, failure is a result of negligence. – Robert Heinlein

Negligence Quotes

  • It cannot be when the root is neglected that what springs from it will be well ordered. – Confucius

 

  • He that thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far from being poor. – Samuel Johnson

 

  • There are not the weeds the ones that drown the good seed, but the negligence of the peasant. – Confucius

 

  • His noble negligences teach, what others’ toils despair to reach. – Matthew Prior

 

  • 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

 

  • 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

 

  • 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

 

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

 

  • They that are on their guard and appear ready to receive their adversaries, are in much less danger of being attacked than the supine, secure and negligent. – Benjamin Franklin

 

  • Neglect will banish love, kill a lie, and silence slander; yet it will feed a malady, nourish hatred, and fill a garden with weeds. – E. P. Day

 

  • Where men or nations have broken down, it will almost invariably be found that neglect of little things was the rock on which they split. – Samuel Smiles

 

  • Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised. – Ben Jonson

 

  • 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

 

  • The corn is not choked by the weeds but by the negligence of the farmer. – Chinese Proverb

 

  • The seeds of evil blooms in the fields of negligence. – Mladen Ðordevic

 

  • In persons grafted in a serious trust, negligence is a crime. – William Shakespeare

 

  • It’s not negligence. It’s just kind of being asleep at the wheel when business is running smoothly, and then you get hit. – Avivah Litan

 

  • 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

 

  • The foolish and the ignorant give themselves over to negligence; whereas the wise treasure mindfulness as a precious jewel. – Buddha

 

  • One can get used to ugliness, but never to negligence. – Coco Chanel

 

  • Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from…the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence. – Daniel Webster

 

  • 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

 

  • Celerity is never more admired than by the negligent. – William Shakespeare

 

  • A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of the shoe the horse was lost; for want of the horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by an enemy–all for the want of care about a horse-shoe nail. – Benjamin Franklin

 

  • Not about the perversities of others, not about their sins of commission or omission, but about his own misdeeds and negligences alone should a sage be worried. – Buddha

 

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

 

  • There is the same difference between diligence and neglect, that there is between a garden curiously kept and the sluggard’s field when it was all overgrown with nettles and thorns; the one is clothed with beauty and the gracious amiableness of content and cheering loveliness; while the other hath nothing but either little
    smarting pungencies or else such transpiercings as rankle the flesh within. – Owen Feltham

 

  • Often has a small spark through neglect raised a great conflagration. – Rufus

 

  • The real and effectual discipline which is exercised over a workman is that of his customers. It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence. – Adam Smith

 

  • 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

 

  • 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

 

  • 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

 

  • Neglect is enough to ruin a man; a man who is in business need not commit forgery or robbery to ruin himself; he has only to neglect his business, and his ruin is
    certain. – Albert Barnes

 

  • 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