Careless Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old careless quotes, careless sayings, and careless proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.     

Mark Twain

It is reckless to make broad generalizations about any group of people.     

Roger Ebert

Be not careless in deeds, nor confused in words, nor rambling in thought.     

Marcus Aurelius

A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.     

David Hume

Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.     

Victor Hugo

Only the careless leave a possibility unattended due to assumptions.     

Laurie R. King

The secret motive of the absent-minded is to be innocent while guilty. Absent-mindedness is spurious innocence.     

Saul Bellow

There is a notion that creative people are absent-minded, reckless, heedless of social customs and obligations. It is, hopefully, true for they are in another world altogether.     

Mary Oliver

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.     

Albert Einstein

That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.     

Arundhati Roy

It was careless, but it was not a willful and reckless disregard for safety.     

Laura McElroy

Be wise enough not to be reckless, but brave enough to take great risks.     

Frank Warren

Careless indifference and bodily restlessness in meditation cause negative vibrations.     

Paramahansa Yogananda