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Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.


Vladimir Nabokov


#before #being #complacency #exists #mind

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


#courage #enablement #evil #fantasy #fight

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


#education #lifelong-learning #education

Pride,’ observed Mary, who piqued herself upon the solidity of her reflections, ‘is a very common failing, I believe. By all that I have ever read, I am convinced that it is very common indeed; that human nature is particularly prone to it, and that there are very few of us who do not cherish a feeling of self-complacency on the score of some quality or other, real or imaginary.


Jane Austen


#pride #reflections #self-complacency #truth #nature

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


#complacency #ethics #independence #politics #proactivity

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


#chewing #complacency #does #else #get

On the contrary, it might even be a projection of what the truth is of the Bush Administration's complacency and ineptitude on the terrorism in its first 9 months in office.


Sidney Blumenthal


#bush #complacency #contrary #even #first

You don't want too much fear in a market, because people will be blinded to some very good buying opportunities. You don't want too much complacency because people will be blinded to some risk.


Ron Chernow


#blinded #buying #complacency #fear #good

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


Jimmy Carter


#complacency #contrary #directly #hate #i

The United States stands with our friends in Britain as they recover from today's shock of terrorism. These barbaric acts strengthen our resolve and remind us all of the danger of complacency during our continued war on terror.


Mark Foley


#barbaric #britain #complacency #continued #danger






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