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Complacency Quotes

The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities. Benjamin E. Mays

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

All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.” 
― Noam Chomsky

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

The tragedy of life is not found in failure but complacency. Not in you doing too much, but doing too little. Not in you living above your means, but below your capacity. It’s not failure but aiming too low, that is life’s greatest tragedy.Benjamin E. Mays

“Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.”– Andy Grove

There is no illusion so permanent as that which enables us to look backward with complacency; there is no mental process so deceptive as the comparing of recollections with realities.
 Agnes Repplier

In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong.

The newspaper headlines may shout about global warming, extinctions of living species, the devastation of rain forests, and other worldwide catastrophes, but Americans evince a striking complacency when it comes to their everyday environment and the growing calamity that it represents. James Howard Kunstler

Do not be afraid to make decisions; do not be afraid to make mistakes.Carly Fiorina

I’m worried that students will take their obedient place in society and look to become successful cogs in the wheel – let the wheel spin them around as it wants without taking a look at what they’re doing. I’m concerned that students not become passive acceptors of the official doctrine that’s handed down to them from the White House, the media, textbooks, teachers and preachers.” 
― Howard Zinn

Is having a goal and bringing it to fruition the only path to success? Once you succeed at achieving your goal, should you not challenge yourself with something new? We often fall into the trap of complacency once we reach our target, almost forgetting that true success lies in striving forever and not settling into a comfort zone.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.Martin Luther King, Jr.

”I really try to put myself in uncomfortable situations. Complacency is my enemy.” — Trent Reznor

The ultimate solution to the problem of spiritual complacency is to create a systematically embedded culture of holy urgency.
— Alan Hirsch

20Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same — hardihood. Give them raw truth.

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

We cannot be complacent with playing good but not winning games.Marty Schottenheimer

“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,

Complacency stagnates our growth, deadens our vision, and stifles our creativity, it robs us from new opportunities and makes us averse to risk-taking. The only way to break ourselves free from the bonds of complacency is by challenging ourselves. Whether in a relationship or job, tell yourself that you can do better than where you find yourself today; never allow your heart from desiring and always surround yourself with people who will inspire you to push the envelop.

Complacency is the forerunner of mediocrity. You can never work too hard on attitudes, effort and technique.Don Meyer

“Do not be afraid to make decisions; do not be afraid to make mistakes.” — Carly Fiorina

The gain isn’t counted to the recluse and inactive that, having nothing to measure themselves by and never being tested by failure, they simmer and soak perpetually in conscious complacency.
— Alice James

America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center, in the serene eye of the big wind.

I really try to put myself in uncomfortable situations. Complacency is my enemy. Trent Reznor

It is nice to be around people who think differently than you. They challenge your ideas and keep you from being complacent.     Tucker Carlson

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, 

❝The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities.❞
Benjamin E. Mays

He who is content with what has been done is an obstacle in the path of progress.Helen Keller

You need to have a redesign because familiarity breeds a kind of complacency.” –Timothy White

Ministry of Disturbance, a regulated source of annoyance; a destroyer of routine; an underminer of complacency.
 C. D. Darlington

10These are days when no one should rely unduly on his competence. Strength lies in improvisation. All the decisive blows are struck left-handed.

I always say, complacency is the kiss of death. Shari Redstone

You can never get complacent because a loss is always around the corner.Venus Williams

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

❝Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.❞
Andy Grove

Complacency is the last hurdle standing between any team and its potential greatness.Pat Riley

The biggest mistake to me is complacency.” — Bonnie Hammer

We are the mediocre, we are the half givers, we are the half lovers, we are the savourless salt. Break the hard crust of complacency. Quicken in us the sharp grace of desire.
— Caryll Houselander

The negative aspects of Scottish Nationalism are a kind of aggressive complacency, that sort of boasting; but that’s an expression of insecurity, I think, of a lack of confidence. Douglas Dunn

A complacent player is a lazy player, and a lazy player is a loser.Darryl Sutter

Human beings, as I know better than most, can get used to anything. Over time, even the unthinkable gradually wears a little niche for itself in your mind and becomes just something that happened.” 
― Tana French

❝I really try to put myself in uncomfortable situations. Complacency is my enemy.❞
Trent Reznor

❝You need to have a redesign because familiarity breeds a kind of complacency.❞
Timothy White

Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.Andy Grove

“We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present.”– Thomas Edison

When you stop being nervous is when you should retire. I’m always a little nervous for anything I do because when complacency sets in, that’s when I feel it’s time to move on to something else.
— Chris Jericho

I think if we don’t understand history, if we don’t keep referring back to it, we become complacent. And complacency, as we all know, it leads to repeating history. Ruth Negga

A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.     B. H. Liddell Hart

“Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn’t block traffic.” 
― Dan Rather

❝The biggest mistake to me is complacency.❞
Bonnie Hammer

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

“The great menace to the life of an industry is industrial self-complacency.” – Joyce Carol Oates

Complacency by the watchdogs hurts both taxpayers and beneficiaries.
 Chuck Grassley

Experience should be a plus as long as it doesn’t become complacency. If you say, ‘We’re not going to change; we didn’t do it that way before,’ then you’ve become too old. Marv Levy

Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity.     Nancy Pearcey

“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.” 
― José Saramago

❝The great menace to the life of an industry is industrial self-complacency.❞
Joyce Carol Oates

❝Nothing is to me more distasteful than that entire complacency and satisfaction which beam in the countenances of a new-married couple.❞
Charles Lamb

I will not allow yesterday’s success to lull me into today’s complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure.Og Mandino

“It’s always good to be underestimated.” – Donald Trump (speaking of complacent competitors)

Success requires enough optimism to provide hope and enough pessimism to prevent complacency.
 David Myers

You need to have a redesign because familiarity breeds a kind of complacency. Timothy White

We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present.Thomas Edison

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.” 
― Ursula K. Le Guin

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

We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and postive action.Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

The greatest obstacle to those who hope to reform American education is complacency.
— Diane Ravitch

Government is the ultimate monopoly. And monopolies, as any economist will tell you, often breed complacency and a lack of innovation. Gavin Newsom

History shows that all protest movements rely on symbols – boycotts, strikes, sit-ins, flags, songs. Symbolic action on whatever scale – from the Montgomery Bus Boycott to wearing a simple wristband – is designed to disrupt our everyday complacency and force people to think. Hugh Evans

We can all get complacent. Especially when it comes to a job.     John Rampton

“Never be complacent about the current steps; don’t agree and follow the status quo. Be determined that you are making an indelible impact with great change. Now, dress up and go to make it happen!” 
― Israelmore Ayivor,

❝To take the measure of oneself by reference to one’s colleagues leads to envy or complacency rather than constructive self-examination.❞
Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.

Complacency is the deadly enemy of spiritual progress. The contented soul is the stagnant soul.Aiden Wilson Tozer

Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch

To be content with the world as it is is to be dead.
 Dorothee Solle

I just feel like, with rappers, there’s so much complacency. It’s like, ‘Oh, I’m a rapper. I’m successful. I make money. That’s all that matters.’ But there’s a lot of stuff going on in the world. Whether or not you’re aware of it, it’s happening. J. Cole

Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds, a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents.     Albert Camus

You all know,” said the Guide, “that security is mortals’ greatest enemy.” 
― C.S. Lewis

I don’t want to let my guard down and feel too comfortable. If you become complacent, you start feeling entitled. I’m ready to go dig ditches if I have to. Whatever I gotta do to provide for my family. Whatever I gotta do to make sure that I do the best possible job at whatever wonderful opportunities I’ve been handed.❞
Mark Wahlberg

Of all the things a leader should fear, complacency heads the list.John C. Maxwell

The downfall of every civilization comes, not from the moral corruption of the common man, but rather from the moral complacency of common men in high places.
— E. Digby Baltzell

I hate to see complacency prevail in our lives when it’s so directly contrary to the teaching of Christ. Jimmy Carter

Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.     Johnny Unitas

❝I think it’s dangerous to think that you’re successful, because then you become complacent.❞
Tommy Hilfiger

It takes courage to speak up against complacency and injustice while others remain silent. But that’s what leadership is.Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Often we hate in others the thing which we fear in ourselves; or we hate because the other person raises to our consciousness some fault or inadequacy which we would prefer to have remain unconscious, and therefore without power to disturb our self-complacency.
— Frances G. Wickes

I do think there is this danger that our society has made its peace with decline. I’d like to jolt them out of their complacency a little bit. Peter Thiel

Complacency doesn’t make sense for a guy trying to redefine normal.John Fairclough

To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted” 
― George Keller

“Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds — a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents. In 1953, excess is always a comfort, and sometimes a career.”❞
Albert Camus

The downfall of every civilization comes, not from the moral corruption of the common man, but rather from the moral complacency of common men in high places.E. Digby Baltzell

Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency.
 Franz Kafka

I do think there is this danger that our society has made its peace with decline. I’d like to jolt them out of their complacency a little bit. Peter Thiel

Complacent ignorance is the most lethal sickness of the soul.     Plato

We just wanna be the happy bums that we are. That’s all.” 
― Mike Patton