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  • He who is content with what has been done is an obstacle in the path of progress.

  • ... he found that the spirits can be raised by self-complacency even more agreeably than by burgundy.

  • Any form of complacency is the kiss of death for any professional.

    • Joan Rivers,
    • in Helen Gurley Brown, Having It All ()
  • To be content with the world as it is is to be dead.

  • ... it is so difficult not to become vain about one's own good luck.

  • It's not a very big step from contentment to complacency.

  • If we get used to life that is the crime ...

    • Jean Garrigue,
    • "Some Serious Nonsense for the Cats and Wolves," The Monument Rose ()
  • Why is it that most people aspire to little more than comfort?

  • Bucky was clearly one of those smug people who don't like to be around failure, she thought. They were often the same people who'd made it with a great deal of help from their relatives.

  • The gain isn't counted to the recluse and inactive that, having nothing to measure themselves by and never being tested by failure, they simmer and soak perpetually in conscious complacency.

    • Alice James,
    • 1891, in Anna Robeson Burr, Alice James ()
  • Complacency is a far more dangerous attitude than outrage.

  • Self complacency is fatal to progress.