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#1. I think that one of the biggest flaws of
mankind is that we become complacent with our lives. - Author: Daniel Willey
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#2. [I am enthusiastic about journalism because] it's a craft that can ... galvanize an often complacent citizenry, and make a difference. - Author: Katie Couric
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#3. Don't be over complacent or too feverish, take a middle path. - Author: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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#4. I am happy I have competition. It keeps me on my toes all the while and stops me from becoming complacent. So, it works to my advantage. - Author: Ameesha Patel
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#5. Mr. Speaker, our Nation must no longer be complacent about underage drinking and its alarming consequences. We must bring this national public health crisis out of the shadow and into the bright light of a national priority. - Author: Lucille Roybal-Allard
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#6. Don't be discouraged or complacent; keep reading it, keep sharing it because it's God's page opened in your life! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#7. I don't ever want to feel complacent. - Author: Taraji P. Henson
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#8. Complacency delivered us into the hands of evil greedy men like Cheney. - Author: Sonia Rumzi
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#9. Complacency is a sword of two edges. One edge kills hard earned successes while the other end stops future glories. Complacency is a murderer and a barrier! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#10. I would rather have one man with enthusiasm working with me than ten who are complacent. - Author: Thomas A. Edison
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#11. For what is the self-complacent man but a slave to his own self-praise. - Author: Augustine Of Hippo
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#12. Men are so self-complacent in their own affairs, and so willing to deceive themselves, that they are rescued with difficulty from this pest. If they wish to defend themselves they run the risk of becoming contemptible. - Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
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#13. Paranoid art, unlike paranoid persons, also distrusts itself. And so, paranoid art is the ultimate opposite, the urgent opposite, of complacent art. - Author: Jonathan Lethem
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#14. What, warder, ho! the man that can blow so complacent a blast as that, probably blows it from a castle. - Author: Mark Twain
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#15. When the prophet, a complacent fat man,
Arrived at the mountain-top
He cried: Woe to my knowledge!
I intended to see good white lands
And bad black lands
But the scene is grey. - Author: Stephen Crane
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#16. Now I have a third must-do on my list of things to do with cancer, and it's this: follow your gut, ask questions, don't be complacent. - Author: Cynthia Nixon
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#17. Nostalgia is a lane of calm comfort, charming even a complacent heart! - Author: Balroop Singh
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#18. Only my complacent Mona crossed the crack with a simple step . . .

She wasn't depressed or angry. In fact, she seemed to verge on laughter. 'He always said he would never take his own advice, because he knew it was worthless. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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#19. True happiness Is not a mental hallucination. True happiness Is not a complacent feeling. True happiness Is the spontaneous feeling of joy That comes from knowing 132 You are doing the right thing 133 And leading a divine life. - Author: Sri Chinmoy
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#20. A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge. - Author: B.H. Liddell Hart
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#21. Identity for me is something that has to be played with and explored, and not become complacent about or uninterested in. - Author: Mika.
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#22. I should say that generally I'm a pretty happy person, but as soon as I'm done with a project, I'm usually not happy at all. I feel a little empty and strange. I begin to think about how I can get better, stretch more artistically and intellectually. My biggest worry is getting complacent. - Author: Philipp Meyer
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#23. In this new, hyper competitive age, none of us, none of us can afford to be complacent. - Author: Barack Obama
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#24. In a world so full of trauma, why should causing offense be a goal in and of itself? When people are told they shouldn't be offended, their pain is invalidated, deemed less important than the dominant culture's supposed right to remain complacent. - Author: Phoebe Rusch
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#25. Positive thinkers focus their minds on the future; they are never complacent about where they are. - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#26. Science, the largest religion of the twentieth century, had become somewhat tarnished by images of exploding space shuttles, crack babies, and a generation of complacent Americans who had allowed the television to raise their children. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#27. Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity. - Author: Nancy Pearcey
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#28. Africa is progressing but maybe not in the way you think it is. Even if the overall picture looks good, we must all remain vigilant and not get complacent. - Author: Mo Ibrahim
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#29. No one tells you that your life is effectively over when you have a child: that you're never going to draw another complacent breath again ... or that whatever level of hypochondria and rage you'd learned to repress and live with is going to seem like the good old days. - Author: Anne Lamott
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#30. The danger for any artist whose work is both recognizable and critically acclaimed is complacent repetition - the temptation to churn out easily identifiable, eagerly welcomed, and readily salable designs. - Author: Martin Filler
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#31. Once you become complacent and once you're happy with your performance or whatever it is, I don't think you'll get better as quickly. - Author: Blake Griffin
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#32. Whereas China has set about systematically striving for Olympic success since it re-entered global competition after years of isolation, India has remained complacent about its lack of sporting prowess. - Author: Shashi Tharoor
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#33. When you compete with Wal-Mart, even if you think you've found a niche don't ever become complacent. - Author: Michael Bergdahl
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#34. And when I am negative, I will be negative only for as long as I have to be, until I can understand it, and then I will be positive ... when I hate, I will turn my hatred into energy, when I am angry I will turn my anger into energy ... and I will not be complacent. - Author: Amy Ray
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#35. Life is not about being complacent, its all about being competent. - Author: Chandan Sharma
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#36. We're a complacent society, hard to get riled up in the first place, and then when we do, it's misdirected. - Author: Bill Maher
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#37. My mother has all my awards, because if I walked downstairs every day and saw all my achievements it would be so easy to become complacent. - Author: Lauryn Hill
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#38. She looked into the staring glass eyes and complacent face, and suddenly a sort of heartbroken rage seized her. She lifted her little savage hand and knocked Emily off the chair, bursting into a passion of sobbing- Sara who never cried. - Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
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#39. Celebrate your achievements, but never let them sink you into the pool of complacency. - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#40. If people are not safe, they will not make themselves vulnerable. If they feel too comfortable, they can become complacent or lose their curiosity. They can become intellectually lazy about what matters most. - Author: Erica Brown
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#41. My dad had to work for everything in his life; so did my mum: she cleaned people's houses and looked after old people. You can be complacent and sit on the couch and complain about the dreams that you missed. Get off the couch! - Author: Sam Worthington
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#42. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistical and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them , for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel. - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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#43. Young women from a very young age are taught that life will be easier if you can just turn on the charming smile and say very little and be complacent and docile and sweet. - Author: Amber Heard
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#44. I think that companies always become complacent, over time. Or most companies, that is. - Author: Tim O'Reilly
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#45. Sheldon Vanauken wrote that the strongest argument for Christianity is Christians, when they are drawing life from God. The strongest argument against Christianity? Also Christians, when they become exclusive, self-righteous, and complacent. - Author: John Ortberg
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#46. The assumption that you everyone else is like you. That you are the world. The disease of consumer capitalism. The complacent solipsism. - Author: David Foster Wallace
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#47. The image of the unions is still not in tune with where we actually are, which is fifty-fifty men and women, with an increasing number of women at the top. I think it is changing, but I'm not complacent about this. - Author: Frances O'Grady
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#48. It is not the repeated mistakes, the long succession of petty betrayals
though, God knows, they would give cause enough for anxiety and self-contempt
but the huge elementary mistake, the betrayal of that within me which is greater than I
in complacent adjustment to alien demands. - Author: Dag Hammarskjold
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#49. If we sit by and become complacent and put our heads in the sand, we're complicit. - Author: Shelley Morrison
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#50. I think the biggest challenge is to continue on the same path. I think it's easy to become complacent from the success you've had. - Author: Jason Derulo
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#51. I think people are complacent about sound, because we're so limited by the textures and timbres we hear in music, but in our everyday life we hear the most incredible things. - Author: Herbert
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#52. Often she felt as though she had been picked up and turned about like a kaleidoscope, that all her complacent assumptions had been shaken up and reassembled in a different order - Author: Judith Lennox
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#53. I believe that we are all born for greatness yet most of us mire in the mediocrity of life. We become complacent or worse, discouraged and stagnate. We damn ourselves by not progressing. - Author: Toni Sorenson
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#54. This is the true test of a man. He who will stand when others grow complacent. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#55. Complacent eligible voters who abstained from voting because "I don't like either candidate" - provided a deadly assist. You are the collective of assassins responsible for slaughtering the America of hope and progress.

Afro Bo Peep - Author: Erin Passons
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#56. The future is itself a story, and predictions are stories we tell to amaze ourselves, to give hope to the desperate, to jolt the complacent. - Author: David Remnick
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#57. C. S. Lewis, who was once described by a friend as a man in love with the imagination, believed that a complacent acceptance of the status quo reflects more than a failure of nerve. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#58. I think that overall, ultimately the impact of advertisers calling the shots is a more cloying, complacent culture. For example, it was just announced that Unilever is branding environmental content at The Guardian. How radical or pointed can that content be? - Author: Astra Taylor
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#59. All sounds are sharper in winter; the air transmits better. At night I hear more distinctly the steady roar of the North Mountain. In summer it is a sort of complacent purr, as the breezes stroke down its sides; but in winter always the same low, sullen growl. - Author: John Burroughs
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#60. I didn't want to settle or become complacent after winning a major, I wanted to stay hungry. It's easy to do. It's easy to win a big tournament and kind of get a little lazy, so it's been a good motivator for me to work a little harder. - Author: Webb Simpson
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#61. We tried to create advantages. We were never complacent. - Author: Bobby Rahal
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#62. But I won't work with the exact same crew film after film because I feel the work would get a little complacent. - Author: Patrice Leconte
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#63. For some reason, I like to put myself in situations where I don't even know how I ended up there. I never want to be complacent or comfortable in a role. - Author: Laura Prepon
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#64. # I saw the most beautiful cat today. It was sitting by the side of the road, its two front feet neatly and graciously together. Then it gravely swished around its tail to completely encircle itself. It was so fit and beautifully neat, that gesture, and so self-satisfied, so complacent. - Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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#65. One of the most notable traits of the Mexican's character is his willingness to contemplate horror: he is even familiar and complacent in his dealings with it. - Author: Octavio Paz
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#66. Our early success, blessing that it was, made us complacent and we weren't sufficiently afraid of what came next. Sometimes having a little fear early saves one from experiencing a big fear later on. [Al Gleeson in THE HALCYON DISLOCATION] - Author: Peter Kazmaier
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#67. Comparing the Brooklyn that I know with Manhattan is like comparing a comfortable and complacent duenna to her more brilliant and neurotic sister. - Author: Carson McCullers
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#68. I wake up every morning excited. Rather than become complacent or overwhelmed, I've made a choice for life - and I can do something about it. - Author: Gary Holland
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#69. The complacent, the self-indulgent, the soft societies are about to be swept away with the debris of history. Only the strong, only the industrious, only the determined, only the courageous, only the visionary who determine the real nature of our struggle can possibly survive. - Author: John F. Kennedy
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#70. One of the biggest threats to success is success itself. When you get a little bit ahead, it's all too easy to become complacent and to quickly lose what you have gained. - Author: Ralph Marston
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#71. I also learned that the world is a bad place not because there's more bad people than good. It's because the good are complacent. - Author: Dan Skinner
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#72. Even if you give a woman the world, don't be complacent; someone may come along and give her the universe. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#73. There's an adage that a lot of coaches have, that I completely disagree with, is if you make the Olympic team too early you become complacent. - Author: Natalie Coughlin
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#74. The Qur'an does not ask for human perfection, but rather
asks that we persevere in striving for self-improvement and that we never
become complacent or despondent about our progress. - Author: Jeffrey Lang
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#75. Julius Tallow was a fool. He appeared complacent, but like a weak swimmer out of his depth, his legs were kicking frantically under the surface, trying to keep him afloat. Whatever happened, Nathaniel did not intend to sink with him. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#76. President George W. Bush's aggressive war on Islamic terrorism produced a 100 percent perfect track record of keeping the United States safe from another attack. The result has been increased security for the American people, who, in turn, have become complacent about the true nature of the threat. - Author: Monica Crowley
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#77. I came trusting them. They beat me with rods of dullness. They don't know, they don't understand how agonizing their complacent dullness is. Like ants and August sun on a wound. - Carol Kennicott - Author: Sinclair Lewis
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#78. An eager student is better than a complacent master. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#79. No country can be complacent in making sure that excessive debt of the household doesn't create excesses and weaknesses in the financial system. Everything is interconnected. - Author: Nouriel Roubini
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#80. The biggest threat to McDonald's lies within - and that is us as a company becoming complacent. There are a lot of companies that get fat, dumb and happy and take their eye off the ball and forget about serving customers. - Author: Charlie Bell
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#81. I don't think there's any danger of my ever becoming complacent about losing. I always hated to lose, regardless of what it was, even when the family was playing Yahtzee. - Author: Darin Erstad
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#82. I seriously don't take praise to my heart or to my head. I only want to work harder and never get complacent. - Author: Katrina Kaif
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#83. I never did work in the off-season, and I never did play winter ball or anything else. I think it was good for me to get away after a full season ... In those days, I don't think anyone ever got too complacent. - Author: Bobby Doerr
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#84. You can never pat yourself on the back during the season. Then you get complacent, stop working and let yourself slide. - Author: Mark Teixeira
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#85. You can never get complacent because a loss is always around the corner. - Author: Venus Williams
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#86. Although most of us are complacent in our assumption that science is gaining on the unknown, scientists are acknowledging that man's own brain is complex beyond any hope of complete understanding. - Author: Marilyn Ferguson
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#87. If one is constantly challenged, one grows. If one becomes complacent, one stultifies. - Author: Catherine Stock
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#88. I like extremes. I like to change things up and keep from getting complacent or stale. - Author: Mark Ruffalo
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#89. I'd like to be remembered as a guy who tried - who tried to be part of his times, tried to help people communicate with one another, tried to find some decency in his own life, tried to extend himself as a human being. Someone who isn't complacent, who doesn't cop out. - Author: Paul Newman
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#90. I believe that people are too complacent about technology. - Author: Peter Thiel
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#91. In eras past, mainstream culture was blandly, blindly complacent, so underground music was angry and dissatisfied. But now, mainstream culture isn't complacent, it's stupid and angry; underground culture reacts by becoming smarter, more serene. That's not wimpy - it's powerful and productive. - Author: Michael Azerrad
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#92. One may grow complacent, but even in peace the spirit stirs. - Author: Kirsten Beyer
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#93. The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#94. Creative people rarely need to be motivated-they have their own inner drive that refuses to be bored. They refuse to be complacent. They live on the edge, which is precisely what is needed to be successful and remain successful. - Author: Donald Trump
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#95. Kierkegaard was a Christian, though he hated the Danish Church and couldn't accept the way complacent Christians around him behaved. For him, religion was a heart-wrenching option, not a cosy excuse for a song in church. - Author: Nigel Warburton
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#96. I don't desire happiness. I think it's a myth, and I don't think it's ... and it makes you complacent. I feel very satisfyingly uncomfortable. I have the freedom to feel uncomfortable in the way I want to, is maybe a way to put it. - Author: Beau Willimon
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#97. It's just, you can get very complacent if you do the same thing all the time and especially [comedy], it gives me different things to react to and respond to, and it stimulates me,. - Author: Ellen DeGeneres
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#98. It is nice to be around people who think differently than you. They challenge your ideas and keep you from being complacent. - Author: Tucker Carlson
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#99. We have reached a little altitude where we may look down upon the Indian Thugs with a complacent shudder; and we may even hope for a day, many centuries hence, when our posterity will look down upon us in the same way. - Author: Mark Twain
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#100. To me, to live is to fight. It's about persevering. It's about testing yourself. It's about not becoming complacent. - Author: Rashad Evans
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