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Neglecting Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Neglecting

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So I work hard to present the human side of my characters
while not neglecting the plot.
- Jeffery Deaver

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good,
but for neglecting his neighbor's.
- Richard Whately

We are at last on the high lands of Mexico,
the districts which at least three different races
have chosen to settle in,
neglecting the fertile country below.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

The way we've been neglecting to support our libraries
throughout the country is a shame.
- Matthew Lesko

 

The fame and reputation part came later,
and never was much of a motivator, although it did
enable me to work without feeling guilty about neglecting my studies.
- Linus Torvalds

Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the secret place of prayer.
- William Wilberforce

People are always neglecting something they can do
in trying to do something they can't do.
- Edward W. Howe

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The absurd consequences of neglecting structure but
using the concept of order just the same are evident
if one examines the present terminology of information theory.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Riches and the things that are necessary in life are not evil in themselves.
And all of us face cares and troubles in this life.
The sin comes in the time and energy we spend in pursuing these things,
at the expense of neglecting Christ.
- David Wilkerson

All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice,
crime, ambition, injustice, oppression,
slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting
the precepts contained in the Bible.
- Noah Webster

There is probably a perverse pride in my administration...
that we were going to do the right thing,
even if short-term it was unpopular.
And I think anybody who's occupied this office has
to remember that success is determined by an intersection
in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R.
and public opinion.
- Barack Obama

Among the many reasons assignable for the sad decay of true Christianity,
perhaps the neglecting to assemble ourselves together,
in religious societies, may not be one of the least.
- George Whitefield

People under the influence of cults is similar to that we observe in addicts.
Typical behaviour for both includes draining bank accounts,
neglecting children, destroying relations with family
and losing interest in anything except the drug or cult.
- Keith Henson

There is always a multitude of reasons both in favor
of doing a thing and against doing it.
The art of debate lies in presenting them;
the art of life lies in neglecting ninety-nine hundredths of them.
- Mark Rutherford

Developments in medical technology have long been confined
to procedural or pharmaceutical advances,
while neglecting a most basic and essential component of medicine:
patient information management.
- John Doolittle

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

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neglect of appearance becomes men.
- Ovid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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