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Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
Careless shepherd make excellent dinner for wolf.
Earl Derr Biggers
Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, lest you should think he never could recapture the first fine careless rapture!
I'm not posh at all. I grew up in Sheffield but never managed to pick up the accent - which was careless because there'd be some cache now in being a northern playwright, but I missed out on that one.
Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
Careless indifference and bodily restlessness in meditation cause negative vibrations.
Is it not careless to become too local when there are four hundred billion stars in our galaxy alone.
A. R. Ammons
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your efforts to believe it.
I've been careful in love. I've been careless in love. And I've had adventures I wouldn't trade for anything.
Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree of worldly pleasures and its various fruits, man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life, and yields to the lust of the flesh, not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree.
Neither James Madison, for whom this lecture is named, nor any of the other Framers of the Constitution, were oblivious, careless, or otherwise unaware of the words they chose for the document and its Bill of Rights.
We hold our hate too choice a thing, for light and careless lavishing.
There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.
Justice is expensive in America. There are no Free Passes... You might want to remember this, the next time you get careless and blow off a few Parking Tickets. They will come back to haunt you the next time you see a Cop car in your rear-view mirror.
Hunter S. Thompson
I was a boy with one dream and one dream only: I wanted - no, strike that, I was desperate for - a room of my own. You see, in those days I shared a room with my little brother, Jesse, and it wasn't pretty. He was the Oscar to my Felix: messy, careless, and just a little bit sticky - exactly the way a kindergartner is supposed to be.
Between the daylight gambler and the player at night there is the same difference that lies between a careless husband and the lover swooning under his lady's window.
Honore de Balzac
Political correctness is as exploitable as any other progressive ideal, but its aim is to stifle the incessant noise of those who flap their careless lips without a thought about those they might offend and why that might be important.
I suppose many people will continue moving towards careless computing, because there's a sucker born every minute.
The 'means of grace' are such as Bible reading, private prayer, and regularly worshiping God in Church, wherein one hears the Word taught and participates in the Lord's Supper. I lay it down as a simple matter of fact that no one who is careless about such things must ever expect to make much progress in sanctification.
J. C. Ryle
Looking back, I wince at the careless way I tossed out my opinions.
The American people need to know that money is being used effectively because frankly, the nation can't afford careless spending, no matter how well-intentioned.
I am sure that the sad days and happenings were rare, and that I lived the joyous and careless life of other children; but just because the happy days were so habitual to me they made no impression upon my mind, and I can no longer recall them.
In the matter of learning, the difference between the earnest and the careless student stands out clearly. The same holds true in the mastering of passion and the weaknesses to which our nature is subject, as in the acquiring of virtue.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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