Complacent Sayings and Quotes
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous
old complacent quotes, complacent sayings, and complacent proverbs, collected over the years from a variety
Familiarity breeds complacency.
Conceit is the most contemptible and one of the most odious qualities in the world. It is vanity driven from all other shifts, and forced to appeal to itself for admiration.
Do not be afraid to make decisions; do not be afraid to make mistakes.
We cannot be complacent with playing good but not winning games.
It is nice to be around people who think differently than you. They challenge your ideas and keep you from being complacent.
You can never get complacent because a loss is always around the corner.
Conceit is the finest armour a man can wear.
Jerome K. Jerome
A complacent player is a lazy player, and a lazy player is a loser.
A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.
B. H. Liddell Hart
Change before you have to.
Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity.
We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present.
We can all get complacent. Especially when it comes to a job.
Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds, a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents.
Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
Complacency doesn't make sense for a guy trying to redefine normal.
Complacent ignorance is the most lethal sickness of the soul.
Complacency is the enemy of study.
Complacency is a continuous struggle that we all have to fight.
If we sit by and become complacent and put our heads in the sand, we're complicit.
The complacent, the self-indulgent, the soft societies are about to be swept away with the debris of history.
John F. Kennedy
Complacency is the enemy of study. We cannot really learn anything until we rid ourselves of complacency.
We have a normal. As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal.
A wise man knows; learn from others, never get complacent and know where the classic old dangers come from.
Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.
Complacency is a sword of two edges. One edge kills hard earned successes while the other end stops future glories. Complacency is a murderer and a barrier!
Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but impairs what it would improve.
Complacency delivered us into the hands of evil greedy men like Cheney.
Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth, don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
Complacency happens almost without notice. Check and renew your heart daily.
You need to have a redesign because familiarity breeds a kind of complacency.
Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
If it ain't broke, don't fix it is the slogan of the complacent, the arrogant or the scared. It's an excuse for inaction, a call to non-arms.
In this new, hyper competitive age, none of us, none of us can afford to be complacent.
Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories, ruled by a complacent, greedy elite, and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?
History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.
Gerald R. Ford
When you compete with Wal-Mart, even if you think you've found a niche don't ever become complacent.
When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.
If I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn't be as entertained. My misery is your pleasure.
A healthy loyalty is not passive and complacent, but active and critical.
We must not overlook the role that extremists play. They are the gadflies that keep society from being too complacent, or self satisfied, they are, if sound the spearhead of progress.
Don't be over complacent or too feverish, take a middle path.
Fight the tendency to become complacent and do one kind of music. That is the death of a musician.
Faith is not complacent; faith is action. You don’t have faith and wait. When you have faith, you move.
The future is itself a story, and predictions are stories we tell to amaze ourselves, to give hope to the desperate, to jolt the complacent.
There's still so much more to do. I can't sit back and be complacent, and none of us should be. I get around now in a wheelchair, but I get around.
Rebels and dissidents challenge the complacent belief in a just world, and they are usually denigrated for their efforts.
So much of marriage was implicit and nonverbal. Had I gotten so complacent I'd forgotten to communicate?
It was going to be so much fun dragging his complacent sexual views out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary.
For what is the self complacent man but a slave to his own self-praise.
Complacency is the last hurdle standing between any team and its potential greatness.
Complacency is the forerunner of mediocrity. You can never work too hard on attitude, effort and technique.
Of all the things a leader should fear, complacency heads the list.
John C. Maxwell
Complacency is the deadly enemy of spiritual progress. The contented soul is the stagnant soul.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Don't let your success of today lay you into complacency for tomorrow. For that is the worst form of failure.
Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.