Indifference Quotes

Travelling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference. - Clare Boothe Luce


No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference. - George Eliot


Religion is as effectually destroyed by bigotry as by indifference. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return. - George Eliot


I am myself a man, and nothing relating to men is a matter of indifference to me. - Lord Alfred Tennyson


Love gratified is love satisfied, and love satisfied is indifference begun. - Samuel Richardson


Perfect behaviour is born of complete indifference. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld


Men are accomplices to that which leaves them indifferent. - George Steiner


The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference. - Elie Wiesel


I have protracted my work till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are empty sounds: I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise. - Samuel Johnson


Politeness is organized indifference.-Paul Valery


Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.-Albert Camus


Relativism is not indifference; on the contrary, passionate indifference is necessary in order for you not to hear the voices that oppose your absolute decrees.-Karel Capek


The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life's major mysteries.-Iris Murdoch


The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference.-Bess Myerson


The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.-Robert M. Hutchins


The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.-Thomas B. Macaulay


The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.-Tim Holden


The idea of 'machine assemblage' is, especially, very alien to my sensibility, since it suggests a relative indifference of the strata to one another during the process of construction.--Brian Ferneyhough


The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.-Norman Cousins


The most destructive criticism is indifference.-Edgar Watson Howe


The Onion Field, that one got pretty close to me because I was a cop when it happened. I saw some of the indifference that my police department showed to the surviving officer.-Joseph Wambaugh


The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.-Dag Hammarskjold


The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.-Elie Wiesel


The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion.-Blaise Pascal


The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.-Richard Dawkins


There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.-Charles Caleb Colton


There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.-Clare Boothe Luce


There is something sublime about its aloofness from and its indifference to its external environment.-Frederick Soddy


These funerals always appear to me the more indecent in a populous city, from the total indifference of the beholders, and the perfect unconcern with which they are beheld.-Karl Philipp Moritz


In reality there is no cause or effect, there is only the indifference of the universe.-Al Goldstein


Incidentally, one of the most worrying problems in the impact of Western modernity on traditional culture is that it quite rapidly communicates its own indifference or anxiety or even hostility about age and ageing.-Rowan D. Williams


Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.-J. K. Rowling


Indifference is harder to fight than hostility, and there is nothing that kills an agitation like having everybody admit that it is fundamentally right.-Crystal Eastman


Indifference may not wreck a man's life at any one turn, but it will destroy him with a kind of dry-rot in the long run.-Bliss Carman


Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil.-Elie Wiesel


James Joyce - an essentially private man who wished his total indifference to public notice to be universally recognized.-Tom Stoppard


Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.-Henry Ward Beecher


Love gratified is love satisfied, and love satisfied is indifference begun.-Samuel Richardson


Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is immortal.-William Hazlitt


Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.-Gilbert K. Chesterton


Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity can be drawn out by indifference.-Sydney J. Harris


No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.-George Eliot


Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body's final fall, nor the barrels of death's rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world.-Roger Waters


Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.-Edmund Burke


Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.-Andre Maurois


People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.-Andre Maurois


Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.-Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference.-Iris Murdoch


Philosophic meditation is an accomplishment by which I attain Being and my own self, not impartial thinking which studies a subject with indifference.-Karl Jaspers

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