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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