34 Complacency Quotes And Sayings

When things are moving along well, it’s easy to get comfortable. It’s easy to start taking things for granted. And it’s easy to think that the status quo is just fine, that you can just sit back and enjoy life as it is. But you should never let yourself become complacent because complacency leads to stagnation Read more

Things could change at any moment, and you should always be ready to take advantage of any opportunity that comes your way. That means developing the right mindset, applying yourself, and staying alert for signs of change.

You are -- your life, and nothing else.
You are -- your life, and nothing else. JeanPaul Sartre
Achieving success is hard staying successful is even harder.
Achieving success is hard staying successful is even harder. Frank Sonnenberg
There are few things more pathetic than those who have...
There are few things more pathetic than those who have lost their curiosity and sense of adventure, and who no longer care to learn. Gordon B. Hinckley
I would rather drown in the depths of Love than...
I would rather drown in the depths of Love than splash around on the shore of complacency. Mishi McCoy
The sun's champagne streamed from one body into another. And there was a couple on the green silk of the grass, covered by a raspberry umbrella. Only their feet and a little bit of lace could be seen. In the magnificent universe beneath the raspberry umbrella, with closed eyes, they drank in the sparkling madness.' Extra! Extra! Zeppelins over the North Sea at 3 o'clock.' But under the umbrella, in the raspberry universe, they were immortal. What did it matter that in another far-away universe people would be killing each other? . Yevgeny Zamyatin
Complacency delivered us into the hands of evil greedy men...
Complacency delivered us into the hands of evil greedy men like Cheney. Sonia Rumzi
You or I might think that at least one would show courage and put up a fight. But neither you nor I have suffered as they, and even we have born witness in silence to lesser ills under less dire threat. Yet, in the face of evil, to sit silent is an even greater evil. Complacency is ever the enabler of darkest deeds; Robert Fanney
I never saw it coming; I never thought you’d leave, but baby what you gave me was the courage to find me. Lorii Myers
The problem with the ‘herd’ is that our voice is never ‘heard’. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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. If they are fundamentally wrong, free discussion will in time put an end to them. Abraham Flexner
To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted George Keller
People who become successful take every “today’s victory” as a rehearsal for tomorrows trophy. Israelmore Ayivor
When you do great things, think as if you missed the mark by an inch; walk as if you are yet to face the greatest task; talk as if you are yet to have the best preparation for the momentous moment and dream as if you are fighting a battalion of tasks Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
That initial anger she had felt turned to sadness, and now it had become something else, almost a dullness of sorts. Even though she was constantly in motion, it seemed as if nothing special ever happened to her anymore. Each day seemed exactly like the last, and she had trouble differentiating among them. Nicholas Sparks
A person is not like a thing that you put down in one place and leave, a person moves, thinks, asks, questions, doubts, investigates, probes, and while it is true that, out of a long habit of resignation, he sooner or later ends up looking as if he has submitted to the objects, don't go thinking that this apparent submission is necessarily permanent. Unknown
We don’t have a good excuse before God if our nation and people are suffering as a result of our complacency Sunday Adelaja
The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it. Albert Einstein
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often. Mae West
Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. He waits to be wanted. Too bad that with many of us He waits so long, so very long, in vain. A.W. Tozer
Contentment - being happy while doing something - and complacency - being happy while doing nothing - are entirely different. Adam Kirk Smith
It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us. Isaac Disraeli
I wouldn't want [the people of Baleyworld] to live that long as a general thing. The pace of historical and intellectual advance would then become too slow. Those at the top would stay in power too long. Baleyworld would sink into conversation and decay - as your world has done. Isaac Asimov
We've always done it this way" is invalid when that way hasn't led to more life, greater growth, or maximum efficiency. Take that how you will...business, personally, church, or family. Complacency is too easy to breed, and already has one foot in the grave. Aaron W. Matthews
To exchange all the goodness and grace of every life in Omelas for that single, small improvement: to throw away the happiness of thousands for the chance of the happiness of one: that would be to let guilt within the walls indeed. Unknown
Listen to Mr. Complacency long enough and he'll convince you that what you really, really need is a nap. Unknown
I lived with the terrible knowledge that one day I would be an old man still waiting for my real life to start. Already, I pitied that old man. Pat Conroy
The quickest way to run out of time is to think you have enough of it, Stewart Stafford
You all know, " said the Guide, "that security is mortals' greatest enemy. C.s. Lewis
In this snug, over-safe corner of the world… we may realize that our comfortable routine is no eternal necessity of things, but merely a little space of calm in the midst of the tempestuous, untamed and streaming world. George F. Will
The sense of security more frequently springs from habit than from conviction, and for this reason it oftensubsists after such a change in the conditions as might have been expected to suggest alarm. The lapse of time during which a given event has not happened, is, in this logic of habit, constantly alleged as a reason why the event should never happen, even when the lapse of time is precisely the added condition which makes the event imminent. George Eliot
Escape the repetitive whirl wind that life can become through complacency. Steven Redhead
When you're used to having nothing, nothing becomes your everything, and you never really want for anything. But it's a double-edged sword, because there's the danger of becoming complacent, becoming too happy with that nothing, because you've never known anything better. Complacency is the death of dreams, and freedom. Isaac Hooke
What if it turns out there really are witches and vampires and werewolves living right here alongside us? After all, what better disguise could there be than to get your image enshrined in the culture of the mass media? Anything that's described in artistic terms and shown in the movies stops being frightening and mysterious. For real horror you need the spoken word, you need an old grandpa sitting on a bench, scaring the grandkids in the evening: 'And then the Master of the house came to him and said: "I won't let you go, I'll tie you up and bind you tight and you'll rot under the fallen branches! "' That's the way to make people wary of anomalous phenomena! Kids sense that, you know—it's no wonder they love telling stories about the Black Han and the Coffin on Wheels. But modern literature, and especially the movies, it all just dilutes that instinctive horror. How can you feel afraid of Dracula, if he's been killed a hundred times? How can you be afraid of aliens, if our guys always squelch them? Yes, Hollywood is the great luller of human vigilance. A toast—to the death of Hollywood, for depriving us of a healthy fear of the unknown! . Sergei Lukyanenko