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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Negligence
 
  Negligence is the rest of the soul, that corrodes through all her best resolves.
Feltham.    
  1
  A wise and salutary neglect.
Burke.    
  2
  Every man has something to do which he neglects, every man has faults to conquer which he delays to combat.
Johnson.    
  3
        In persons grafted in a serious trust,
Negligence is a crime.
Shakespeare.    
  4
  The best ground untilled, soonest runs out into rank weeds. A man of knowledge that is negligent or uncorrected, cannot but grow wild and godless.
Bishop Hall.    
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  The heavens, with their everlasting faithfulness, look down on no sadder contradiction than the sluggard and the slattern in their prayers.
James Martineau.    
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  A little neglect may breed great mischief. For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy; all for want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail.
Benjamin Franklin.    
  7
        Give me a look, give me a face,
That makes simplicity a grace:
Robes loosely flowing, hair as free;
Such sweet neglect more taketh me
Than all the adulteries of art;
They strike mine eyes, but not my heart.
Ben Jonson.    
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