85 Neglect Quotes On Love, Relationship And Life

Looking for sad quotes about being neglected by loved ones? We have rounded up the best neglect quotes, sayings, captions, and messages (with images and pictures) that you can relate to if you feel ignored.

Being ignored is disheartening, whether you’re being ignored by your best friend, a romantic partner in a relationship, or your sibling.

We all want to be loved and cared for. It gives us a sense of belonging. But when our loved ones fail to care for us and take us for granted then it’s a very sad and painful feeling. We feel emotionally hurt and broken.

Also See: Feeling Ignored Quotes

We should not neglect important things and people in our life. Doing so can sometimes have a long-lasting adverse effect on relationships.

Especially is a child feels neglected by his parents or family, it gives rise to resentment. Emotional neglect is the reason for mental weakness and mental health.

  • Famous Neglect Quotes
  • Quotes About Neglection
  • Relationship Neglect Quotes
  • Wife Feeling Neglected By Husband Quotes

Famous Neglect Quotes

  1. “A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.” – Robert Herrick

  2. “Doing is never enough if you neglect Being.” – Eckhart Tolle

  3. “People don’t die of old age, they die of neglect.” – Jack LaLanne

  4. “A little neglect may breed great mischief.” – Benjamin Franklin

  5. “A wound gets worse when it’s treated with neglect.” – Stevie Nicks

  6. “Time can heal a broken heart but it can also break a waiting heart.”

  7. “A man should never neglect his family for business.” Walt Disney

  8. “The secret to winning a woman is calculated neglect.” – David Benioff

  9. “Neglect starts out as an infection then becomes a disease.”Jim Rohn

  10. “We must never neglect the patient’s own use of his symptoms.” – Alfred Adler

  11. “Thorough preparation must lead to success. Neglect nothing.” – Arthur Currie

  12. “The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” – William James

  13. “A plain woman is one who, however beautiful, neglects to charm.” – Edgar Saltus

  14. “He who neglects the present moment throws away all he has.” – Friedrich Schiller                                 
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    quotes about neglection

  15. “Negligence is the rust of the soul that corrodes through all her best resolves.” – Owen Feltham

  16. “It cannot be when the root is neglected that what springs from it will be well ordered.” – Confucius

  17. “May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, angels protect you and heaven accept you” – Drake

  18. “A man’s greatest shortcoming is that he neglects his own field and weeds that of others.” – Chinese Proverb

  19. “It is not wise to neglect the present for the future, for who knows what the future will be?” – H. Rider Haggard

  20. “The greater part of our misfortunes are brought on by neglecting the chances that yesterday gave us.” – James Ellis

  21. “Neglecting small things under the pretext of wanting to accomplish large ones is the excuse of a coward.” – Alexandra David-Neel

  22. “We neglect those things which are under our very eyes, and heedless of things within our grasp, pursue those which are afar off.” – Pliny the Elder

  23. “I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.” – Robin Williams

  24. “Never forget or neglect anyone because nobody knows what’s coming tomorrow. You will know their value when you can’t meet them once again in the lifetime.”Mother Teresa

  25. “Neglect is abusive. Ignoring a person and not caring about who they are, what they want, and what they need, is like telling them they are not important. Some toxic people use neglect to make you feel insignificant.”

  26. “Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks, that delivery of the very best that you can do.” – Og Mandino

Best Quotes About Neglection

  1. “Don’t neglect the gold in your own backyard.” – Ben Okri

  2. “Half our fears arise from neglect of the Bible.” – Charles Spurgeon

  3. “Neglect will drive a noble mind to depart for another land.” – IBN Muner

  4. “Don’t use time and words carelessly – neither can be retrieved.” – LeCrae

  5. “Backsliding, generally first begins with neglect of private prayer.” – J. C. Ryle

  6. “Often has a small spark through neglect raised a great conflagration.” – Rufus

  7. “Oh! it is deplorable to behold neglect aiding in the triumph of decay.” – James Linen

  8. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” – J. K. Rowling                                                                                                                                                                   
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    neglect quotes

  9. “Whoever neglects old friends for the sake of new deserves what he gets if he loses both” – Aesop

  10. “Neglect of private prayer is the locust which devours the strength of the church.” – Charles Spurgeon

  11. “When you focus so much on the word, you tend to neglect the realm of silence.” – David Steindl-Rast

  12. “The poorest education that teaches self-control is better than the best that neglects it.” – Dorothy Nevill

  13. “The neglect this implied, the suffering and wasted quality of human life were appalling.” – Fred Hollows

  14. “It is neglect of the Bible which makes so many a prey to the first false teacher whom they hear.” – J. C. Ryle

  15. “People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can’t do.” – E. W. Howe

  16. “How can you expect to dwell with God forever, if you so neglect and forsake him here?” – Jonathan Edwards

  17. “I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do … let me do it now.”– William Penn

  18. “We are sometimes so busy being good angels that we neglect to be good men and women.” – Saint Francis de Sales

  19. “Life is stronger than you are, even when you deny it, even when you neglect it, even when you refuse to admit it.” – Anna Gavalda

  20. “But since We Mortals vainly try To purchase Immortality, It is as vain to Sigh and Grieve, And fearing Death, neglect to Live.” – Anacreon

  21. “Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

  22. “Where men or nations have broken down, it will almost invariably be found that neglect of little things was the rock on which they split.” – Samuel Smiles

  23. “The child should have the advantage of ignorance as well as of knowledge, and is fortunate if he gets his share of neglect and exposure.” – Henry David Thoreau

  24. “When loneliness is a constant state of being, it harkens back to a childhood wherein neglect and abandonment were the landscape of life.” – Alexandra Katehakis

  25. “Neglect is an insidious form of maltreatment. It starves the developing mind of stimulation. It denies the child information and interest about the self and others.” – David Howe

  26. “Neglect is primarily recognized by the behavior of the child. If the child seems developmentally delayed, unhappy, withdrawn, aggressive, or is continually asking for food, there is cause for concern.” – Sharon  Hirschy & Elaine Wilkinson

  27. “All great events hang by a single thread. The clever man takes advantage of everything, neglects nothing that may give him some added opportunity; the less clever man, by neglecting one thing, sometimes misses everything.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

  28. “The effects of neglect often do not leave visible scars and a child may appear to have been unharmed. Neglect may go undetected and untreated, the victims too young to speak out. Owing to the chronic nature of neglect; children may come to believe that this is the way life is, not realizing that they have been maltreated and are suffering the consequences.” – Margaret Smith & Rowena Fong

Famous Neglect Quotes On Success

  1. “A prudent man should neglect no circumstances.” – Sophocles

  2. “Neglect mending a small fault and ’twill soon be a great one.” – Benjamin Franklin

  3. “Failure is not the absence of success. Failure is the neglect of trying.” – Myles Munro

  4. “It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.” – Richard Whately

  5. “You cannot expect to get the effect when you neglect to create the cause.” – Ralph Marston

  6. “He that thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far from being poor.” – Samuel Johnson                                                                                                                                                     
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    being negligent quotes

  7. “Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.” – Euripides

  8. “More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.” – Rose Kennedy

  9. “We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.” – Robert Baden-Powell

  10. “Time is man’s most precious asset. All men neglect it; all regret the loss of it; nothing can be done without it.” – Voltaire

  11. “Suffering arises from trying to control what is uncontrollable, or from neglecting what is within our power.” – Epictetus

  12. “We have reached the point where ignorance and neglect are the best we can hope for in a ruler.” – Lev Grossman

  13. “Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.” – Colin Powell

  14. “If you focus only on yourself and neglect others, you will lose; but you will gain if you value others as much as you cherish yourself.” – Dalai Lama

  15. “If you neglect to recharge a battery, it dies. And if you run full speed ahead without stopping for water, you lose momentum to finish the race.” – Oprah Winfrey

Relationship Neglect Quotes

  1. “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

  2. “He’s used to the freedom of neglect; he likes it.” – Sonya Hartnett

  3. “Love sometimes comes like a dream and leaves like a nightmare.”

  4. “Feel proud when peoples ignore you and thank God you missed the worst.”

  5. “Lonely isn’t a feeling when you’re alone, lonely is a feeling when no one cares.”

  6. “It is better to take what does not belong to you than to let it lie around neglected.”

  7. “I’ve overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse.” – Tatum O’Neal

  8. “Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.” – Mother Teresa

  9. “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” – Oscar Wilde                                                                                                                                 
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    neglected quotes relationship

  10. “The great thing about being ignored is that you can speak the truth with impunity.” – Steve Aylett

  11. “If you’re being ignored, that’s a good time to concentrate on finding yourself and creating your own mystery.”

  12. “The worst thing a guy could do for a girl’ Personally I think it’s to ignore her while she’s loving you with all her heart.”

  13. “Most relationships don’t die from natural causes. They are killed by selfishness, neglect, lack of consideration, lies, and secrets.”

  14. “Neglect will banish love, kill a lie, and silence slander; yet it will feed a malady, nourish hatred, and fill a garden with weeds.” – E. P. Day

  15. “Neglect is one of those things you don’t know you’re doing until you discover that the one who loved you enough to put up with it, is gone…”

  16. “Probably the most neglected friend you have is you. And yet every man, before he can be a true friend to the world, must first become a friend to himself.”

  17. “In order to survive our youth, many of us became sensitized to which conditions we had to play to, to receive attention. No wonder we mistook this attention for love.”

  18. “Abuse and neglect negate love. Care and affirmation, the opposite of abuse and humiliation, are the foundation of love. No one can rightfully claim to be loving when behaving abusively.” – Bell Hooks

  19. “Neglect is often the slow poison in a relationship. The wound it causes cannot be mended by begging to be heard and acknowledged. ” – Dodinsky

Wife Feeling Neglected By Husband Quotes

Emotional neglect could be a sign that something in your relationship amiss.

Feeling neglected or lonely in a relationship can be painful – and is often a sign that something is not right between the partners.

  1. “Love will find a way. Indifference will find an excuse.”

  2. “I don’t think he knows how much he hurts me sometimes….”

  3. “The best gift a man can give to his woman is his time, his attention, and his love.”

  4. “Nothing hurts more than being ignored, replaced, forgotten, or lied to.” – Anonymous                                                                                                                                                               
    Feeling Neglected Quotes
    Feeling Neglected Quotes

  5. “You’re ignoring me so loud that it’s deafening. This silence is so deep that it’s echoing.”

  6. “Never make the one you love feel alone, especially when you’re right there.” – Unknown

  7. “The loneliest thing in the world is lying awake beside someone asleep.” – Rebecca Makkai

  8. “Neglect and a want of love are the greatest enemies of gardens and children.” – Frank Wallace

  9. “It’s sad when you realize you aren’t as important to someone as you thought you were.” – Unknown

  10. “I was so low on your list of priorities… And I’ve grown tired of settling for neglect.” – Chishala Lishomwa                                                                                                                                                 
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    boyfriend neglected quotes relationship

  11. “Oh! to be loved by a man I respect, To bask in the glow of his perfectly understandable neglect.” – Frank Loesser

  12. “Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.” – Zig Ziglar

  13. “I feel like our world’s been infected. And somehow you left me neglected. We’ve found our lives been changed. Babe, you lost me.”

  14. “Ignoring your partner’s needs and expecting a happy relationship, is like ignoring your plants need water and still expecting a beautiful garden.”

  15. “Never make her feel like her hand isn’t worth holding, her lips aren’t worth tasting and her heart isn’t deserving of your love.” – JmStorm

  16. “You know; the worst kind of lonely is not when you’re alone. It’s when you’re right next to them, and emotionally, there’s no one home.”

  17. “It absolutely feels the worst in the world when your husband hurts you and breaks you but does not even realize what he’s doing. Nobody deserves that.”

  18. “There is nothing lonelier than sitting in the same room with someone and having absolutely nothing to talk about. The lack of affection can be tolerated but to feel invisible is well painful.”


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