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Quotes on indifference

Quotes on indifference

Quotes on indifference
Quotes on indifference

Quotes on indifference, aphorisms and thoughts about indifference, unconcern, apathy, insensibility, lack of sensibility, feeling, compassion, in our societies.

The definition of indifference, or unconcern, listlessness, apathy, insensibility, is a lack of interest or concern, that is a state of mind with a strong lack of feeling. Being an indifferent person means being uninterested, unconcerned, lacking compassion, being casual, and/or not caring or taking action in an event that is happening around you.

Some people are just indifferent, some people become indifferent because of the trauma of what has gone on around them in their life, making them use an indifferent attitude or becoming emotionless to cope.

Mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety, use of certain medications, drugs or narcotics, and selfishness are also all causes of being an indifferent person as well.

The world is becoming more and more selfish and very uncaring to the events that are happening in our societies, and this triggers a vicious circle since we are influenced by others, so if we see a lot of people being indifferent or uncaring in the crowd we ourselves are tempted to be the same way.

What is indifference? Etymologically, the word means “no difference.” A strange and unnatural state in which the lines blur between light and darkness, dusk and dawn, crime and punishment, cruelty and compassion, good and evil.
Elie Wiesel

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.

Poverty, indifference, abuse, humiliation, all things that shouldn’t exist. We are therefore responsible for every human being who suffers.
Carl William Brown

It is a shame not to do anything under the pretext that we cannot do everything.
Winston Churchill

Indifference holds the key to understanding the reason for evil, because when you believe that something doesn’t affect you, doesn’t concern you, then there is no limit to the horror. The indifferent is complicit. Accomplice to the worst misdeeds.
Liliana Segre

Lukewarmness I account a sin, as great in love as in religion.
Abraham Cowley

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.
Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

Indifference and society
Indifference and society

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

Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the lack of any opinion whatever.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

Indifference means nothing to me. I have no opinion about it, and I don’t care.
Pablo Picasso

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that’s the essence of inhumanity.
George Bernard Shaw

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

It’s not the difference between people that’s the difficulty. It’s the indifference.
Author Unknown

To love or hate all things you must know them well; for this reason governments have a considerable interest in ensuring that people know little, and therefore remain indifferent.
Carl William Brown

Only one enemy is worse than despair: indifference. In every area of human creativity, indifference is the enemy; indifference of evil is worse than evil, because it is also sterile.
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

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
Albert Einstein

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.
Helen Keller

Indifference is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don’t stand a chance against it.
Joan D. Vinge

For those who govern, the first thing required is indifference to newspapers.
Adolphe Thiers

When one becomes indifferent to women, to children, and young people., he may know that he is superannuated, and has withdrawn from whatsoever is sweetest and purest in human existence.
Amos Bronson Alcott

Aphorisms on indifference
Aphorisms on indifference

But if the Nazi extermination of five million Jews was a holocaust, what would the indifference of rich countries towards the forty million people who die from malnutrition every year in the world?
Carl William Brown

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

Killing myself was a matter of such indifference to me that I felt like waiting for a moment when it would make some difference.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Sometimes the indifference of others can even paralyze us.
Carl William Brown

Indifference is the strongest contempt.
Ha Jin

The pessimist is seldom an agitating individual. His creed breeds indifference to others, and he does not trouble himself to thrust his views upon the unconvinced.
Agnes Repplier

How chronic is the unconcern of men and women of the world!
Mary Elizabeth Braddon

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

We live in an age of technology and science that demands proof, and yet we desire mystery. But when God gives us mystery, we seek to destroy it by gross indifference or childish reasoning.
Mother Angelica

The indifference of men, far more than their tyranny, is the torment of women.
Jules Michelet

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings.
Helen Keller

Indifference is dangerous, whether innocent or not.
Pope Francis

I don’t know, I don’t care, and it doesn’t make any difference!
Albert Einstein

The depreciation of Christianity by indifference is a more insidious and less curable evil than infidelity itself.
Archbishop Richard Whately

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

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

Rebellion has its roots in government’s indifference and incompetence.
Mike Barnicle

Only after being sentenced to death was I able to verify my most complete and serene indifference to life.
Carl William Brown

A man’s vanity is more fragile that you might think. It’s easy for us to mistake shyness for coldness, and silence for indifference.
Lisa Kleypas

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.
William Bliss Carman

The most distressing aspect of the world into which you are going is its indifference to the basic issues, which now, as always, are moral issues.
Robert Maynard Hutchins

Indifference is a misguided way of defending ourselves.
Jack Kornfield

I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.
Albert Camus

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
Haile Selassie

Ignorance is a matter of laziness, indifference, and apathy.
Tom Tancredo

Rich indifferent people
Rich indifferent people

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

Indifference creates an artificial peace.
Mason Cooley

He had opened his heart to the sublime indifference of the universe.
Albert Camus

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

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Selfish people, with no heart to speak of, have the best time of it.
Henry Wheeler Shaw

Desire is half of life; indifference is half of death.
Kahlil Gibran

Indifference to the fine arts comes close to barbarism.
Karl Friedrich Schinkel

The great enemy of morality is indifference.
Albert Schweitzer

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

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

She knew with painful certainty that the opposite of love was not hate, but indifference.
Susan Wiggs

Indifference to evil is more insidious than evil itself. It is a silent justification affording evil acceptability in society.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

Indifference to all the refinements of lifeit’s really shocking. Just Calvinism, that’s all. Calvinism without the excuse of Calvin’s theology.
Aldous Huxley

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

It would be doing me great injustice to think that I have any feeling of indifference to my country; I have more reason than anyone to feel, every day of my life, the value of the blood which flows in my veins, and it is only from prudence that at times I abstain from showing how proud I am of it.
Marie Antoinette

Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference. Perhaps this is why we always love madly someone who treats us with indifference.
Cesare Pavese

Indifference is the revenge the world takes on mediocrities.
Oscar Wilde

Indifferent souls never part. Impassioned souls part, and return to one another, because they can do no better.
Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine

But certainly, for us who understand life, figures are a matter of indifference.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Affection can withstand very severe storms of vigor, but not a long polar frost of indifference.
Walter Scott

Indifference elicits no response. Indifference is not a response. Indifference is not a beginning; it is an end. And, therefore, indifference is always the friend of the enemy, for it benefits the aggressor, never his victim, whose pain is magnified when he or she feels forgotten.
Elie Wiesel

She commands who is blest with indifference.
Sebastien-Roch-Nicolas de Chamfort

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

War indifference
War indifference

They say philosophers and wise men are indifferent. Wrong. Indifference is a paralysis of the soul, a premature death.
Anton Chekhov

There is so much indifference in the face of suffering. May we overcome indifference with concrete acts of charity.
Pope Francis

Careless indifference and bodily restlessness in meditation cause negative vibrations.
Paramahansa Yogananda

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

Indifference is the dead weight of history.
Antonio Gramsci

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

There are many different types of racism from people of different colours and nationalities. There is no vaccine to fight this and no antibiotics to take. It’s a dangerous and infectious virus which is strengthened by indifference and inaction.
Kevin-Prince Boateng

Mme. Deluzy has said that indifference is a woman’s guardian angel,–a remark not only applicable in France, but all over the world.
Anna C. Mowatt

So much violence, so much indifference.
Elie Wiesel

Some scars don’t hurt. Some scars are numb. Some scars rid you of the capacity to feel anything ever again.
Joyce Rachelle

Are you saying a society wracked by plague is preferable to one wracked by indifference?
Bernard Beckett

A lady of fashion will sooner excuse a freedom flowing from admiration than a slight resulting from indifference.
Charles Caleb Colton

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Desmond Tutu

We win with facts that are well expressed and frequently communicated; we lose with silence and indifference to the broader social context.
Richard Edelman

Indifference is the invincible grant of the world.

What is a woman’s surest guardian angel? Indifference.
Dorothee DeLuzy

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

Indifference to fate which, though it often makes a villain of a man, is the basis of his sublimity when it does not.
Thomas Hardy

Of all heavy bodies, the heaviest is the woman we have ceased to love.
Pierre Edouard Lemontey

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

Trust him little who praise all, him less who censures all and him least who is indifferent about all.
Johann Kaspar Lavater

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