Quotes by complacent
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B. H. Liddell Hart
British soldier and military historian 1895-1970
A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.
American academic and social critic 1947-
Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories, ruled by a complacent, greedy elite, and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
But supposing one tries to live by Pantheistic philosophy? Does it lead to a complacent Hegelian optimism?Source: The Pilgrims Regress (1933) Pilgrims Regress 132-133
American actress 1948-
I'm afraid of being lazy and complacent. I'm afraid of taking myself too seriously.
Malawian-born Australian athlete 1992-
It's about never giving up until your hand is on the wall. I think people who get complacent, who think that they are in front, a sloppy touch, can cost you that elusive medal, just as much as the people who are gunning for you. If you believe you can get there right to the very end, miracles do happen.
William Somerset Maugham
English writer 1874-1965
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous, on the contrary, it makes them for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
American journalist 1971-
There are lots of lessons to learn from Amazon. Never stop innovating or questioning the fundamentals of your business. Disrupt yourself before others do. Continually motivate employees so that they never get too complacent - see Yahoo, AOL and many other Internet companies for evidence of what happens when they do.
We must not overlook the role that extremists play. They are the gadflies that keep society from being too complacent.
When I set my eyes on the gold at the world championships, I was able to maintain that focus that whole day. That's what I aim to do in Rio - my focus is gold, so I can keep in that good state; I can't get too complacent. I can't relax; I can't be content. I need to be 100 per cent switched on.