Neglect Quotes

Children measure their own life by the reaction, and if purring and humming (are) not noticed, they begin to squeal; if that is neglected, to screech; then, if you chide and console them, they find the experiment succeeds, and they begin again. The child will sit in your arms if you do nothing, contented; but […]

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

When you feel neglected, think of the female salmon, who lays 3,000,000 eggs but no one remembers her on Mother’s Day.

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.

Negligence is the rust of the soul, that corrodes through all her best resolves.

The best security against revolution is in constant correction of abuses and the introduction of needed improvements. It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.

I despise making the most of one’s time. Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected.

A man is called selfish, not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.

The time he can spare from the adornment of his person he devotes to the neglect of his duties.

Our faith and our friendships are not shattered by one big act, but by many small neglects.