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 of sources.

Familiarity breeds complacency. Rick Warren
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. William Hazlitt
Do not be afraid to make decisions; do not be afraid to make mistakes. Carly Fiorina
We cannot be complacent with playing good but not winning games. Marty Schottenheimer
It is nice to be around people who think differently than you. They challenge your ideas and keep you from being complacent. Tucker Carlson
You can never get complacent because a loss is always around the corner. Venus Williams
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. Darryl Sutter
A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge. B. H. Liddell Hart
Change before you have to. Jack Welch
Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity. Nancy Pearcey
We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present. Thomas Edison
We can all get complacent. Especially when it comes to a job. John Rampton
Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds, a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents. Albert Camus
Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done. Johnny Unitas
Complacency doesn't make sense for a guy trying to redefine normal. John Fairclough
Complacent ignorance is the most lethal sickness of the soul. Plato
Complacency is the enemy of study. Mao Zedong
Complacency is a continuous struggle that we all have to fight. Jack Nicklaus
If we sit by and become complacent and put our heads in the sand, we're complicit. Shelley Morrison
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. Mao Tse-Tung
We have a normal. As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal. Robin Sharma
A wise man knows; learn from others, never get complacent and know where the classic old dangers come from. Bear Grylls
Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive. Andy Grove
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! Israelmore Ayivor
Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but impairs what it would improve. Alexander Pope
Complacency delivered us into the hands of evil greedy men like Cheney. Sonia Rumzi
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. Aesop
Complacency happens almost without notice. Check and renew your heart daily. Jim George
You need to have a redesign because familiarity breeds a kind of complacency. Timothy White
Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress. Ellen Terry
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. Colin Powell
In this new, hyper competitive age, none of us, none of us can afford to be complacent. Barack Obama
Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories, ruled by a complacent, greedy elite, and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions? Camille Paglia
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. Michael Bergdahl
When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat. Pat Riley
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. Kanye West
A healthy loyalty is not passive and complacent, but active and critical. Harold Laski
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. Abraham Flexner
Don't be over complacent or too feverish, take a middle path. The Code
Fight the tendency to become complacent and do one kind of music. That is the death of a musician. Georg Solti
Faith is not complacent; faith is action. You don’t have faith and wait. When you have faith, you move. Betty Eadie
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. David Remnick
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. Elizabeth Taylor
Rebels and dissidents challenge the complacent belief in a just world, and they are usually denigrated for their efforts. Carol Tavris
So much of marriage was implicit and nonverbal. Had I gotten so complacent I'd forgotten to communicate? Jodi Picoult
It was going to be so much fun dragging his complacent sexual views out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary. Keri Arthur
For what is the self complacent man but a slave to his own self-praise. Saint Augustine
Complacency is the last hurdle standing between any team and its potential greatness. Pat Riley
Complacency is the forerunner of mediocrity. You can never work too hard on attitude, effort and technique. Don Meyer
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. Og Mandino
Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained. Vladimir Nabokov