Quotes and Sayings about Neglect



"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
(Related: Music, Neglect, Want)

"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
(Related: Consequences, Information, Order, Present, Theory)

"O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Heart, Spirit)

"That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is not an opinion originating with me, but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Science, Authority, England, Opinion)

"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
(Related: Education, Science, England, May, Neglect)

"We cannot neglect the unemployed, underemployed and dislocated workers of America who need ample and widespread funding for federal job training services."
- Joe Baca
(Related: America, Job, Neglect, Training, Workers)

"We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Duty, Neglect)

"The streets and alleys of the ward were notoriously filthy, and the contractors habitually neglected them, not failing, however, to draw their regular payments from the city treasury."
- Ray Stannard Baker
"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
(Related: Courage, Despair, Difficulties, Neglect, Sight)

"Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Art, Being, Modernity)

"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
(Related: Home, Values, Abuse, Children, Neglect, Responsibility, State)

"I would find myself backing away from all of the "isms," all of the communities. I have always been able to be misused by every community But that is OK. I would rather be misused than neglected."
- Anthony Braxton
(Related: Community)

"She was trusted and valued by her father, loved and courted by all dogs, cats, children, and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else."
- Anne Bronte
(Related: Father, People, Cats, Children, Dogs, Poor)

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

"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
(Related: Women, Opportunity, Abuse, Children, Country, Neglect, Risk, Support, Today)

"I think that consciousness has always been the most important topic in the philosophy of mind, and one of the most important topics in cognitive science as a whole, but it had been surprisingly neglected in recent years."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Science, Consciousness, Mind, Philosophy, Years)

"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
(Related: Time, Values, Difference, Dress, Man, Neglect, Sense)

"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
(Related: Life, Truth, Action, Virtue, Neglect, Value)

"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
(Related: Community, Injustice, Neglect, Suffering, Will)

"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
(Related: Attention, Books, Neglect)

"The Republicans have chosen to neglect young Americans who need assistance with the costs of higher education."
- John Conyers
(Related: Education, Americans, Neglect, Republicans)

"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
(Related: Arrogance, Children, Credit, Neglect, Nothing)

"They just neglected a large portion of the front row."
- Gary Cooper
"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
(Related: Truth, Mind, Neglect, Preparation)

"I pick up the New York Times or Time and it's talking about the latest rock group, which I'm sure is exciting to some people, but it neglects a huge area of music."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, Time, People, Talking)

"Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Genius, Truth)

"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
(Related: People, End, Extreme, Neglect, Want)

"So I work hard to present the human side of my characters while not neglecting the plot."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Work, Present)

"My parents just neglected me, I wasn't abused or anything."
- Andy Dick
(Related: Parents)

"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
(Related: Music, Virtue, Neglect, Practice, Sound)

"A man should never neglect his family for business."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Business, Family, Man, Neglect)

"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
(Related: Children, Giving, Growing up, Neglect)

"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
(Related: Medical, Technology, Management, Information)

"It's only women who are not really quite women at all, frivolous women who have no idea, who neglect repairs."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Women, Idea, Neglect)

"But apart from the military measures, security measures, of course, Afghanistan needs great help for building up its social life, its economic life. It has become a very poor country, neglected for many years."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Life, Afghanistan, Building, Country, Help, Military, Needs, Poor, Security, Years)

"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
(Related: Love, Abuse, Commitment, May, Neglect, Now, Protection)

"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
(Related: Fact, Neglect, Socialism, Will)

"Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future."
- Euripides
(Related: Future, Learning, Past, Youth)

"Last night I neglected to mention something that bears repeating."
- Ron Fairly
(Related: Night)

"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
(Related: Work, Truth, Books, Detail, Neglect, Present, Principles, Stress, Teaching, Weight)

"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
(Related: Men, Childhood, Necessity, Neglect)

"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
(Related: Direction, Force, Light, Neglect, Weather, Wind)

"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
(Related: Advice, Appearance, Chance, Influence, May, Neglect, Trying)

"It's the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It's a quality to be proud of. But it's a quality that many people seem to have neglected."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Success, Quality, People, Nation, Stability)

"The essence of greatness is neglect of the self."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Greatness, Neglect, Self)

"In France, a woman may forget that she is neither young nor handsome; for the absence of these claims to attention does not expose her to be neglected by the male sex."
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Sex, Absence, Attention, Forget, France, May, Woman)

"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
(Related: Countries, Kindness, Neglect, Promises, Spain)

"But you know the thing that I thing oftentimes gets ignored and neglected is there was 10 or 12 years of life before I met Amy and before she met me, where you know, whatever happened was probably going to happen some day."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Life, Day, Years)

"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
(Related: Society, Neglect, State)

"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
(Related: Abuse, Attention, Bureaucracy, Children, Neglect, Service, Victims)

"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
(Related: Work, Control, Contrast, England, Germany, Ignorance, Neglect, Present, states, United)

"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
(Related: People, Bible, Neglect, Worth)

"America's health care system is in crisis precisely because we systematically neglect wellness and prevention."
- Tom Harkin
(Related: Health, Wellness, America, Care, Crisis, Neglect, Prevention)

"That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten as in the old rhetoric of reform; what is much worse, they are not seen."
- Michael Harrington
(Related: Old, Poor, Reform, Rhetoric)

"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
(Related: Time, Conviction, Neglect, Questions, Timidity, Value)

"To vote is like the payment of a debt, a duty never to be neglected, if its performance is possible."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Performance, Debt, Duty, Vote)

"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
(Related: Family, People, Children, Influence, Interest, Losing)

"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
(Related: God, Light)

"Man was nature's mistake she neglected to finish him and she has never ceased paying for her mistake."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Nature, Mistake, Man)

"I despise making the most of one's time. Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Life, Time)

"Despotism is the only form of government which may with safety to itself, neglect the education of its infant poor."
- Samuel Horsley
(Related: Education, Government, May, Neglect, Poor, Safety)

"People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do."
- Edward W. Howe
(Related: People, Trying)

"Human Nature is the only science of man; and yet has been hitherto the most neglected."
- David Hume
(Related: Nature, Science, Human nature)

"Finally, in my critique of the immigration image of America, it is also important to know that we're not only a nation of immigrants, but we are in some part a nation of emigrants, which often gets neglected."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: America, Nation)

"When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Life, Choice, Neglect)

"I think people in general have neglected to learn about history."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: History, People)

"The Lord did not bless us with any children of our own, so we gathered up little waifs whom we thought would be neglected and would not be cared for unless we brought them into our family."
- John Harvey Kellogg
(Related: Family, Thought, Children)

"The president's budget proposals have neglected water infrastructure."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: President, Water)

"Yesterday morning I amused myself with an exercise of a talent I once possessed, but have so neglected that my performance might almost be called an experiment. I cut out a dress for one of the women."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: Women, Talent, Performance, Dress, Exercise, Yesterday)

"More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause."
- Rose Kennedy
(Related: Business, Cause, Neglect)

"The health care industry can play a great role in this by being aware of the fact that these children form perhaps the most neglected group of people in the country, largely because it is hard to find them."
- C. Everett Koop
(Related: Health, People, Being, Care, Children, Country, Fact, Play)

"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
(Related: Women, Neglect, Pregnancy, World)

"The way we've been neglecting to support our libraries throughout the country is a shame."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Country, Libraries, Shame, Support)

"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
(Related: Greed, Neglect, Resentment, Selfishness)

"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
(Related: Time, People, Generations, Neglect, Present)

"We are bothered a good deal by people who assume the responsibility of the world when God is neglectful."
- Anne Sullivan Macy
(Related: God, People, Responsibility, World)

"What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it - would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have."
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Life, Blessings, Order)

"The only foreplay I really need is for a guy to kiss my hip bone. The hip is the most erotic and neglected body part. Kiss the hip bone with your lips."
- Karen McDougal
(Related: Kiss, Body)

"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
(Related: Love, Nature, Faults, Idleness, Man, Neglect, Pleasure, Pursuit, Wounds)

"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
(Related: Choice, Neglect, Responsibility, Vote)

"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
(Related: Politics, Success, Policy, Marketing, Office, Opinion, Pride, Public, Public opinion, Right)

"I've overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse."
- Tatum O'Neal
(Related: Abuse, Neglect)

"Neglect of appearance becomes men."
- Ovid
(Related: Men, Appearance, Neglect)

"The English approach to ideas is not to kill them, but to let them die of neglect."
- Jeremy Paxman
(Related: Ideas, English, Neglect)

"If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life."
- Plato
(Related: Life, Education, End, Man)

"Though neglectful of their responsibility to protect science, scientists are increasingly aware of their responsibility to society."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Society, Science, Responsibility, Scientists)

"Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Leader, Mind, Neglect)

"Among pacifists it was above all the English who always insisted on the importance of disarmament. They said that the man in the street would not understand the kind of pacifism that neglected to demand immediate restriction of armaments."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: English, Importance, Man, Pacifism)

"Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Garden, Wood)

"You've got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful - and neglected - secret to success and happiness."
- Percy Ross
(Related: Happiness, Success, Opinion, World)

"Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike."
- J. K. Rowling
(Related: Indifference, Neglect)

"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
(Related: Art, Life, Debate, Lies)

"Adult stem cells have shown great potential and have effectively helped patients. Another alternative is cord-blood stem cells. These are a neglected resource that could be used to treat a diverse body of people."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: People, Body, Potential)

"I tried to draw people more realistically, but the figure I neglected to update was myself."
- Joe Sacco
(Related: People)

"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
(Related: Idea, Action, Neglect, Radical, states, United)

"A really plain woman is one who, however beautiful, neglects to charm."
- Edgar Saltus
(Related: Charm, Woman)

"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
(Related: Curriculum, Neglect, Rest, School, World)

"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
(Related: Business, Neglect, Principles, State)

"When you start using senses you've neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes."
- Barbara Sher
(Related: Eyes, Reward, Senses, World)

"No Georgian has the right to evade or neglect his duties and responsibilities."
- Eduard Shevardnadze
(Related: Neglect, Right)

"Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future."
- Sophocles
(Related: Future, Past)

"How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without great labor be found, that it should be by almost all men neglected? But all things excellent are as difficult as they are rare."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Men, Labor, Salvation)

"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
(Related: Peace, Work, Journey, Neglect)

"Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Business, Devotion, Man, Neglect)

"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
(Related: Departure, Difference, Neglect, Rules, Skill, Training, Understanding, Want, World)

"What time he can spare from the adornment of his person he devotes to the neglect of his duties."
- William Hepworth Thompson
(Related: Time, Neglect)

"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
(Related: Life, Facts, Neglect, Unconscious)

"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
(Related: Life, Work, Character, Consciousness, Intellect, Neglect, Study)

"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
(Related: Life, Science, Work, Neglect)

"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
(Related: Work, Fame, Feeling, Reputation)

"I grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it."
- Harriet Tubman
(Related: Experience, Liberty)

"It is better to take what does not belong to you than to let it lie around neglected."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Lie)

"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
(Related: Country)

"I needed to purge myself of all the attention my parents had given me - I wasn't neglected enough as a child."
- Don Van Vliet
(Related: Attention, Parents)

"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
(Related: Superiority, Discipline, Army, Neglect, Nothing, Numbers, Service)

"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
(Related: Men, War, Bible, Ambition, Crime, Injustice, Oppression, Slavery, Vice)

"It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary."
- Richard Whately
(Related: Neglect)

"A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's."
- Richard Whately
(Related: Man)

"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
(Related: Christianity, May, Religious)

"Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the secret place of prayer."
- William Wilberforce
(Related: God, Prayer)

"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
(Related: Life, Time, Christ, Energy, Evil, Sin)

"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
(Related: Men, Women, Fathers, Husbands, Neglect, Will, Wives)

"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
(Related: Family, Men, Religion, Society, Appetite, Disorder, Duty, Feeling, Neglect, Pleasure)

"Lost are many great commissions by such neglect."
- James Wyatt
(Related: Neglect)

"Every evening, I come home tired and have just enough energy to fill out the endless tax forms, to pay bills, not to let my house neglected and to hear the radio concert for an hour."
- Fritz Zwicky
(Related: Home, Energy, Evening, Tax)