Neglect Proverbs

Neglect Quotes & Sayings

If you neglect the pot, it boils over and extinguishes the fire. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

Practice no vice because it’s trivial; neglect no virtue becasue it’s so. ~ Chinese Proverb

Opportunities neglected can never be recovered. ~ Traditional Proverb

Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity. ~  Arabian Proverbs


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

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

He’s used to the freedom of neglect; he likes it. ~ Sonya Hartnett

What sand-storm kills true love: neglect alone! ~ William Jonathan Neidig

Oh! it is deplorable to behold neglect aiding in the triumph of decay. ~ James Lineb

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

Neglect is the death of friendship. ~ F. S. Osgood

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

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

The cold iron of neglect is sharper to a child’s sensitive nature than any alteration of harshness and affection. ~ Annie Edwards

No man is well pleased to have his all neglected, be it ever so little. ~ Samuel Johnson

Neglect is an insidious form of maltreatment. It starves the developing mind of stimulation. It denies the child information and interest about the self and others. ~ David Howe

A wise and salutary neglect. ~ Edmund Burke

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

We labour unceasingly to adorn and preserve this imaginary existence, and neglect the real. ~ Blaise Pascal

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

It will generally be found that men who are constantly lamenting their ill luck are only reaping the consequences of their own neglect, mismanagement, and improvidence, or want of application. ~ Samuel Smiles

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

The first instance of men’s neglect, is in their frequent absence from the church. There is no excuse so trivial, that will not pass upon some men’s consciences to excuse their attendance at the public worship of God. ~ Jonathan Swift

Misunderstandings and neglect occasion more mischief in the world than even malice and wickedness. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When loneliness is a constant state of being, it harkens back to a childhood wherein neglect and abandonment were the landscape of life. ~ Alexandra Katehakis

The weak man who whines of neglect gives the sign of his own weakness. ~ Ada Isaacs Menken

My worst fears are realized–my husband’s neglect is occasioned by his love for another. ~ Charles Dickens

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

Very useless things we neglect, till they become old and useless enough to be put in Museums: and so very important things we study till, when they become important enough, we ignore them — and rightly. ~ Samuel Butler

Neglect will drive a noble mind to depart for another land. ~ Ibn Muner

Is it necessary that actuality is tempered and neglect is rolled. A little piece. The blame which makes a coping out of a cellar and into a curtain and behind behind a frontyard is that then. Please dust. ~ Gertrude Stein

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

InBrief: The Science of Neglect. ~ video


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