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Careless Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Careless

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Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein

Related topics: Wisdom Values

Is it not careless to become too local when there are
four hundred billion stars in our galaxy alone.
- A. R. Ammons

Be careless in your dress if you will,
but keep a tidy soul.
- Mark Twain

I want my careless song to strike no minor key;
no fiend to stand between my body's Southern song -
the fusion of the South,
my body's song and me.
- Margaret Walker

 

The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little
careless of his life even in order to keep it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

We hold our hate too choice a thing,
for light and careless lavishing.
- William Watson

A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless,
the most stupid thinker.
- David Hume

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Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad;
the quick thinking the sedate,
and the careless the busy and industrious.
- Horace

I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you
in your efforts to believe it.
- Wilson Mizner

That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
lest you should think he never could recapture the
first fine careless rapture!
- Robert Browning

Others live on in a careless and lukewarm state -
not appearing to fill Longfellow's measure:
'Into each life,
some rain must fall.'
- Mary Todd Lincoln

Looking back, I wince at the careless way I tossed out my opinions.
- Luke Ford

The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere
great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.
- Irving Babbitt

Careless shepherd make excellent dinner for wolf.
- Earl Derr Biggers

A woman, the more curious she is about her face,
is commonly the more careless about her house.
- Ben Jonson

There are moments in life, when the heart is so full
of emotion That if by chance it be shaken,
or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word,
it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water,
can never be gathered together.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I am sure that the sad days and happenings were rare,
and that I lived the joyous and careless life of other children;
but just because the happy days were so habitual to
me they made no impression upon my mind,
and I can no longer recall them.
- Pierre Loti

Neither James Madison, for whom this lecture is named,
nor any of the other Framers of the Constitution,
were oblivious, careless, or otherwise unaware of the
words they chose for the document and its Bill of Rights.
- Diane Wood

Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree
of worldly pleasures and its various fruits,
man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life,
and yields to the lust of the flesh,
not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree.
- Johann Arndt

A woman is a branchy tree and man a singing wind;
and from her branches carelessly he takes what he can find.
- James Stephens

Builders eventually took advantage of the look of modernism
to build cheaply and carelessly.
- Arthur Erickson

There's nothing wrong with being a Conservative and
coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy
where we have a strong national defense and we don't go to war so carelessly.
- Ron Paul

I first began to dry specimens for preservation carelessly perhaps at first,
but before the season was over, I had collected between
one and two hundred species.
- George Bentham

We run carelessly to the precipice, after we have put
something before us to prevent us seeing it.
- Blaise Pascal

When you face the perils of weariness,
carelessness, and confusion, don't pray for an easier life.
Pray instead to be a stronger man or woman of God.
- Luis Palau

The ladies looked one another over with microscopic carelessness.
- Bugs Baer

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility.
It is often only carelessness of opinion,
and sometimes an indirect boast.
- Jane Austen

More matches are lost through carelessness at the beginning than any other cause.
- Harry Vardon

When is a revival needed? When carelessness and unconcern keep the people asleep.
- Billy Sunday

That strange feeling we had in the war.
Have you found anything in your lives since to equal
it in strength? A sort of splendid carelessness it was,
holding us together.
- Noel Coward

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The magic words for a great relationship are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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