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Indifferent Quotes

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The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Values Live-By Compassion

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Small people never learn to be indifferent;
they either envy or pity.
- Anonymous

 

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

Those whom we can love, we can hate;
to others we are indifferent.
- Henry David Thoreau

The River of Life flows without emotion.
The River surges. The River quiets.
The River overflows its banks. The River dries to a trickle.
The River swirls and storms. The River becomes calm.
The River runs clear. The River runs dark with silt.
The River is indifferent to what benefit
or what harm is caused by its water.
The River is the River, and that is all there is to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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When your whole family is loving and supportive, it is a great blessing.
But when family members are indifferent or hostile, release your expectations,
and find the love and support you need elsewhere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the doors of opportunity swing open,
we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too
indifferent to walk through.
- Jesse Jackson

The true secret of giving advice is,
after you have honestly given it,
to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not,
and never persist in trying to set people right.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment
in a world in which I was different from everyone else.
was to be indifferent to that difference.
- Al Capp

I would rather five people knew my work and thought
it was good work than five million knew me and were indifferent.
- Colin Firth

Since our economy is closely allied with that of foreign countries,
not one of us can be indifferent to what consequences
these disturbances can have at home and abroad.
- Hjalmar Schacht

The artist, like the God of the creation,
remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork,
invisible, refined out of existence,
indifferent,
paring his fingernails.
- James Joyce

No one will ever shine in conversation,
who thinks of saying fine things: to please,
one must say many things indifferent,
and many very bad.
- Francis Lockier

To be among people one loves, that's sufficient;
to dream,
to speak to them, to be silent among them,
to think of indifferent things; but among them,
everything is equal.
- Jean de la Bruyere

It is a glorious thing to be indifferent to suffering,
but only to one's own suffering.
- Robert Lynd

Support the strong, give courage to the timid,
remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.
- Whitney M. Young

Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing
so to overcome the passive,
indifferent life.
- Elie Wiesel

Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another;
but women are by nature enemies.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The people of one county can not be indifferent to
the welfare of the people in another county.
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis

The possessors of wealth can scarcely be indifferent to processes which,
nearly or remotely have been the fertile source of their possessions.
- Charles Babbage

But then in novels the most indifferent hero comes out right at last.
Some god comes out of a theatrical cloud and leaves
the poor devil ten thousand-a-year and a title.
- Anthony Trollope

Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members,
that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.
- Theodor Adorno

Stimuli, however, do not act upon an indifferent organism.
- Jerome Bruner

Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows,
so will the husband be to his wife, and the father
of a family toward the members of his household.
- Wilhelm von Humboldt

What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they
can see them when they please.
- Ovid

The gap between the committed and the indifferent is
a Sahara whose faint trails,
followed by the mind's eye only, fade out in sand.
- Nadine Gordimer

Human nature doesn't include all human beings.
There are human beings who are indifferent to politics,
religion, virtually anything.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

Men's hearts are cold.
They are indifferent.
- Mary Harris Jones

Nature is relentless and unchangeable,
and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons
and actions are understandable to man or not.
- Galileo Galilei

One could look over the past century and ask oneself,
has the increased longevity been good,
bad or indifferent?
- Leon Kass

Some of the evil of my tale may have been inherent in our circumstances.
For years we lived anyhow with one another in the naked desert,
under the indifferent heaven.
- T. E. Lawrence

In the long run, you make your own luck -
good,
bad, or indifferent.
- Loretta Lynn

A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.
- Peter Marshall

You can only hate someone whom you have the capacity to love,
because if you are really indifferent,
you cannot even get up the enough energy to hate him.
- Sri Chinmoy

If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others,
his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment,
or an enlarged egotism.
- Erich Fromm

Judges rule on the basis of law, not public opinion,
and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times.
- Warren E. Burger

A man desires praise that he may be reassured,
that he may be quit of his doubting of himself;
he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
- Alec Waugh

When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth,
we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.
- Eric Hoffer

Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible
into the indifferent by the incompetent.
- John Maynard Keynes

The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator,
and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists.
- E. M. Forster

In order to understand life it is not only necessary
not to be indifferent to men,
but not to be indifferent to flocks,
to trees.
One should be indifferent to nothing.
- Remy de Gourmont

Upon the clothes behind the tenement,
That hang like ghosts suspended from the lines,
Linking each flat, but to each indifferent,
Incongruous and strange the moonlight shines.
- Claude McKay

The Wild Wood is pretty well populated by now;
with all the usual lot,
good, bad, and indifferent - I name no names.
It takes all sorts to make a world.
- Kenneth Grahame

The island Mayo is generally barren,
being dry,
as I said; and the best of it is but a very indifferent soil.
- William Dampier

This demonstration of power, indifferent to the law,
is highly dangerous.
- Mikhail Khodorkovsky

The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of
so great consequence to us and which touches us so
profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it.
- Blaise Pascal

The universe seems neither benign nor hostile,
merely indifferent.
- Carl Sagan

One and the same thing can at the same time be good,
bad, and indifferent, e.g., music is good to the melancholy,
bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.
- Baruch Spinoza

Many a man thinks he is patient when,
in reality, he is indifferent.
- B. C. Forbes

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

Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.
- Francis Picabia

Mistrust the person who finds everything good,
and the person who finds everything evil,
and mistrust even more the person who is indifferent to everything.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species,
including Americans.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Stores can be indifferent to something new.
- Greg Ginn

And if you cannot remain indifferent,
you must resolve to throw your weight into that balance
in which the fate and condition of man is weighed.
- Lajos Kossuth

I contend that every woman has the right to feel beautiful,
no matter how scrambled her features,
or how indifferent her features.
- Marie Dressler

Time is not a great healer.
It is an indifferent and perfunctory one.
Sometimes it does not heal at all.
And sometimes when it seems to, no healing has been necessary.
- Ivy Compton-Burnett

There's nothing in the world that isn't good,
bad, and indifferent.
- Ninette de Valois

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

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 intellectually sophisticated person is indifferent
to all genuine individuality,
because relationships and reactions result from it
which cannot be exhausted with logical operations.
- Georg Simmel

Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong,
be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent,
is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against
his conscience always sins.
- Thomas Aquinas

Women are always complaining about men's fascination with breasts.
But what if men were absolutely indifferent to breasts?
What would women do then with these things that serve
one function once or twice in a lifetime,
and the rest of the time are just in the way?
- Jonathan Carroll

The American grips himself, at the very sources of his consciousness,
in a grip of care: and then, to so much of the rest of life,
is indifferent.
Whereas, the European hasn't got so much care in him,
so he cares much more for life and living.
- David Herbert Lawrence

We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering,
not to profit from the people, from the work created
and sustained through their spirit of political association,
while refusing to contribute to the political state that we profit from.
- Jose Marti

My idea here is that, inasmuch as certain cognitive
tasks and principles are tied to nature's laws,
these tasks and principles are indifferent to language,
culture, gender, or the particular mode of information that is provided.
- Edward Tufte

Secular humanists suspect there is something more gloriously
human about resisting the religious impulse;
about accepting the cold truth,
even if that truth is only that the universe is as
indifferent to us as we are to it.
- Tom Flynn

If I give myself a chore, for instance,
when I was writing the songs for Shameless,
I said to myself, Now, every day for 90 days you have to write a song;
good,
bad or indifferent.
So that was really helpful.
- Judy Collins

Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it,
and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul.
She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness;
dull,
callous, and indifferent.
- Virginia Woolf


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