Quotations on Indifference

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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
(Keywords: Love, Heart, Indifference, Needs, Oil)

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Religion, Indifference, Nothing)

To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: History, Indifference, Misery, Sun)

Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Courage, Indifference, Nobility)

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
(Keywords: Life, Indifference, Man, May, Will)

Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.
- Charlie Chaplin
(Keywords: Despair, Indifference, Mind)

What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: People, Indifference, May)

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
(Keywords: Health, Hygiene, Indifference, Man)

There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Religion, Life, Indifference, Philosophy)

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
(Keywords: Design, Purpose, Blind, Evil, Indifference, Nothing, Universe)

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
(Keywords: Being, Cruelty, Fact, Indifference, Reality, Suffering)

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
(Keywords: Agitation, Fight, Indifference, Nothing, Right)

Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.
- George Eliot
(Keywords: Love, Indifference, Tenderness, Vanity)

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
(Keywords: Idea, Indifference, Sensibility)

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
(Keywords: Life, Love, Criticism, Indifference, Opinion)

In reality there is no cause or effect, there is only the indifference of the universe.
- Al Goldstein
(Keywords: Cause, Effect, Indifference, Reality, Universe)

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
(Keywords: Society, Citizenship, Consequences, Inaction, Indifference, Prejudice, Racism)

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
(Keywords: Achievement, American, Indifference, Party, Republican, Respect, Sincerity, Want)

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
(Keywords: Death, Apathy, Assassination, Democracy, Indifference, Will)

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
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Being, Indifference, Meditation, Self, Thinking)

If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
- Jack Kerouac
(Keywords: Crime, Fault, Indifference, Moderation)

The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Keywords: Effect, Honor, Indifference, State, Welfare)

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
(Keywords: Intelligence, People, Enemy, Fool, Indifference, Man, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Age, Soul, Body, Evil, Feeling, Generations, Hair, Indifference, Old)

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
(Keywords: Character, Indifference, Responsibility, Violence)

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
(Keywords: Ignorance, Indifference, Laws, Measure, Nothing)

We don't care really about children as a society and television reflects that indifference to children as human beings.
- Bill Moyers
(Keywords: Society, Care, Children, Indifference, Television)

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
(Keywords: Life, Body, Indifference, Yearning)

The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion.
- Blaise Pascal
(Keywords: Men, Indifference, Sensitivity)

All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.
- James Reston
(Keywords: Politics, Indifference, Majority)

And, perhaps most importantly, regional conflicts will again and again confront us with a cruel choice between costly engagement and costly indifference.
- Lord Robertson
(Keywords: Choice, Indifference, Will)

I hated her now with a hatred more fatal than indifference because it was the other side of love.
- August Strindberg
(Keywords: Love, Hatred, Indifference, Now)

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
(Keywords: Time, People, Deeds, Evil, Indifference, Victims)

After the first blush of sin comes its indifference.
- Henry David Thoreau
(Keywords: Blush, First, Indifference, Sin)

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
(Keywords: Death, Blind, Body, Indifference, Night, Pain, Shadows, Will, World)

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
(Keywords: Age, Ageing, Anxiety, Culture, Indifference, Modernity, Problems)









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