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Indifference Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Indifference

Please enjoy these Indifference Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health
to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Politeness is organized indifference.
- Paul Valery

 

At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

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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

Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.
- Elie Wiesel

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

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

And, perhaps most importantly, regional conflicts will
again and again confront us with a cruel choice between
costly engagement and costly indifference.
- Lord Robertson

All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.
- James Reston

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

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

Forgiveness is indifference.
Forgiveness is impossible while love lasts.
- Mary Chesnut

Despair is a narcotic.
It lulls the mind into indifference.
- Charlie Chaplin

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

Treat Death as it treats us: with utter indifference.
- Stephen Evans

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 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.
- Charles Darwin

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

I don't believe in devils.
Indifference and misunderstandings can create evil situations.
Most of the time, people who appear to be evil are
really victims of evil deeds.
- Max von Sydow

I have no consistency, except in politics;
and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether.
- Lord Byron

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

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

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

Until we all start to take responsibility,
until we do all we can to improve the character of our communities,
we'll never break the cycle of violence and indifference.
- Carrie P. Meek

If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
- Jack Kerouac

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

As Members of Congress and people of conscience,
we must work to overcome the indifference and distortions of history,
and ensure that future generations know what happened.
- Jerry Costello

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

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

To be consistently effective, you must put a certain
distance between yourself and what happens to you on the golf course.
This is not indifference, it's detachment.
- Sam Snead

I am a man, and nothing that concerns a man do I deem
a matter of indifference to me.
- Jean Racine

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

The most destructive criticism is indifference.
- Edgar Watson Howe

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

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

On this day, as on every day,
we Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving.
We have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring us to this moment.
We give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of our courage
and the cold sweat of our fear.
We accept gratefully the entirety
of our past and our present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

Whoever incites anger has a strong insurance against indifference.
- Philip Stanhope

I hated her now with a hatred more fatal than indifference
because it was the other side of love.
- August Strindberg

Tolerance is another word for indifference.
- W. Somerset Maugham

What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference,
and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

We don't care really about children as a society and
television reflects that indifference to children as human beings.
- Bill Moyers

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

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

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

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
- Anatole France

Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of
cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to
human suffering as a fact.
- Andrea Dworkin

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

I regard you with an indifference closely bordering on aversion.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Everything is pathology, except for indifference.
- Emile M. Cioran

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

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

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

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

After the first blush of sin, comes its indifference.
- Henry David Thoreau

I want to say with the utmost of sincerity,
not as a Republican, but as an American,
that I have great respect for Senator Obama's historic
achievement to become his party's nominee,
not because of his color, but with indifference to it.
- Mike Huckabee

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

We are born knowing nothing and with much striving we learn but a little;
yet all the while we are bound by laws that hearken to no plea of ignorance,
and measure out their rewards and punishments with calm indifference.
- Paul Elmer More

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

I have been frequently accused of deliberately twisting
subject matter to my point of view.
Above all, I know that life for a photographer cannot
be a matter of indifference.
Opinion often consists of a kind of criticism.
But criticism can come out of love.
- Robert Frank

Apathy, indifference, not caring...
It may sound insensitive for me to say, "I don't care,"
but ask first to what I am indifferent.
I choose to be caring, compassionate
and kind toward all people,
and I also choose to be indifferent to gossip,
petty complaints, and idle chatter.
About those, I just don't care.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In my relations with my father, which are difficult
and where I'm often met by coolness and indifference,
I am constantly tempted to be cold and indifferent.
Yet I know that this is a test if I could take it rightly.
- Evelyn Underhill

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


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