40 Quotes About Thoughtlessness


Finding a way to not think about something and not care is sometimes not as easy as you wish it would be. These spats of isolation and removal can sometimes communicate feelings of thoughtlessness instead. Here are some great quotes about thoughtlessness that are discouraging.

“A vocation makes us unthinking; that is its greatest blessing. For it is a bulwark behind which we are permitted to withdraw when commonplace doubts and cares assail us.”

“A wise man can say a foolish thing at any time, anywhere, and to anybody.”

“All that is called Destiny or Fate is none other than the result of our thoughtlessness and our mistrust of ourselves; we should know that all that is created on earth is created by its sole Master and Laborer — Man.”

“American life is a powerful solvent. It seems to neutralize every intellectual element, however tough and alien it may be, and to fuse it in the native good will, complacency, thoughtlessness, and optimism.”

“Amusement allures and deceives us and leads us down imperceptibly in thoughtlessness to the grave.”

“As we go forth into the coming year, let it not be in the haste of impetuous, forgetful delight, nor with the quickness of impulsive thoughtlessness.”

“Avarice has ruined more men than prodigality, and the blindest thoughtlessness of expenditure has not destroyed so many fortunes as the calculating but insatiable lust of accumulation.”

“Because you hurt me…so many times. I wanted to hurt you back.”

“Being silly is still allowed, not excluded by adulthood. What’s excluded by adulthood is thoughtlessness, so be thoughtful and silly.”

“Common-sense appears to be only another name for the thoughtlessness of the unthinking. It is made of the prejudices of childhood, the idiosyncrasies of individual character and the opinion of the newspapers.”

“Every single person is a fool, insane, a failure, or a bad person to at least ten people.”

“For if I do something, I never do it thoughtlessly.”

“Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.”

“He was my comfort. He was my solace. Nearly everything I had faced in my young life, I had gotten through because of him, because he was always there for me, with soft words and a tender heart.”

“I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.”

“If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight.”

“I’m in a hole because at some point I found a shovel and started digging. Maybe I should trade my shovels for ladders and start climbing.”

“Impulsivity is something akin to spontaneously jumping out of an airplane and not realizing that you forgot something until about five seconds before impact.”

“In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.”

“Just by being aware, thoughts start disappearing. There is no need to fight. Your awareness is enough to destroy them. And when the mind is empty, the temple is ready.”

“Leave your thoughtlessness behind you then you may begin to understand. Clear the emptiness around you with the waving of your hand.”

“Maybe it’s a whole lot less about focusing on the fact that we’re all victims and a whole lot more about the changing the fact that we’re all careless, as that is what victimized all of us in the first place.”

“Men have made an idol of luck as an excuse for their own thoughtlessness.”

“Most unintelligent or foolish people do not regard themselves as that; they regard themselves as not-that-intelligent or not-that-wise.”

“People are not out to offend you deliberately and maliciously. But all of us are thoughtless at times and do not readily realize that our words and actions are going to hurt people.”

“People who don’t see their own nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are liars and fools.”

“Poverty is never dishonourable in itself, but only when it is a mark of sloth, intemperance, extravagance, or thoughtlessness. ”

“Some people pass through life soberly and religiously enough, without knowing way, or reasoning about it, but, from force of habit merely, go to heaven like fools.”

“Some words were made up without any thought given. Nice is one of them. Nice has no meaning. Nice gets thrown out there to replace something meaningful. ”

“The real moments that changed the world are when church members miss the meaning of a whole sermon, and take no accountability for the testimonies they damage, by being self-righteous.”

“The taking of vows that are not feasible or that are beyond one’s capacity would betray thoughtlessness and want of balance.”

“There is a strange interdependence between thoughtlessness and evil.”

“Thoughtfulness is the way to deathlessness, thoughtlessness the way to death. The thoughtful do not die: the thoughtless are as if dead already.”

“Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. Extract from ‘Memories of childhood and youth.'”

“We have become a nation of thoughtless rushers, intent on doing before thinking, and hoping what we do magically works out. ”

“We often throw rocks not realizing that they’re going to land somewhere.”

“What is it about me and coffee that drives you over the edge? ”

“When a man plays with your heart it is for one of two reasons: He knows he can or he is undecided.”

“Without scheming to do wrong, or to make others unhappy, there may be error and there may be misery. Thoughtlessness, want of attention to other people’s feelings, and want of resolution, will do the business.”

“You hated what we had done, and it had meant so much to me. I hated you after that.”

Acts of rudeness can sometimes make others feel like you are being thoughtless and inconsiderate.