Quotations on Neglect

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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
(Keywords: Music, Neglect, Want)

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

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
(Keywords: Courage, Despair, Difficulties, Neglect, Sight)

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
(Keywords: Home, Values, Abuse, Children, Neglect, Responsibility, State)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Community, Injustice, Neglect, Suffering, Will)

The Republicans have chosen to neglect young Americans who need assistance with the costs of higher education.
- John Conyers
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Arrogance, Children, Credit, Neglect, Nothing)

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
(Keywords: Truth, Mind, Neglect, Preparation)

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
(Keywords: People, End, Extreme, Neglect, Want)

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
(Keywords: Music, Virtue, Neglect, Practice, Sound)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Fact, Neglect, Socialism, Will)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Advice, Appearance, Chance, Influence, May, Neglect, Trying)

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

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
(Keywords: Countries, Kindness, Neglect, Promises, Spain)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Bible, Neglect, Worth)

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

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
(Keywords: Time, Conviction, Neglect, Questions, Timidity, Value)

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

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
(Keywords: Women, Neglect, Pregnancy, World)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Time, People, Generations, Neglect, Present)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Choice, Neglect, Responsibility, Vote)

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
(Keywords: Idea, Action, Neglect, Radical, states, United)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Business, Neglect, Principles, State)

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

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Life, Work, Character, Consciousness, Intellect, Neglect, Study)

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
(Keywords: Superiority, Discipline, Army, Neglect, Nothing, Numbers, Service)

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









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