William H. Seward - 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.
[ Another Burns Cannot Endure Fed Flame Heart Indifference Lamp Love Low Needs Oil Out Wanted]
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- Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
[ Fatal Indifference Nothing Religion]
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- I have no consistency, except in politics; and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether.
[ Altogether Arises Consistency Except Indifference Politics Probably Subject]
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- Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.
[ Based Courage Indifference Nobility Profound Real Scorn]
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- 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.
[ Believing Between Correct Everything Half-Way History Indifference Kept Misery Natural Placed Sun Taught Under Well]
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- 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.
[ Absolute Contrary Decrees Hear Indifference Necessary Oppose Order Passionate Relativism Voices Your]
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- 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.
[ Any Destroy Him Indifference Kind Life Long Man May Run Turn Will Wreck]
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- Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.
[ Despair Indifference Into Mind Narcotic]
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- Forgiveness is indifference. Forgiveness is impossible while love lasts.
[ Forgiveness Impossible Indifference Lasts Love While]
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- 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.
[ Alone Better Does Even Feel Good Health Healthy Hygiene Indifference Live Man Much Soap Still Take Unless View]
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- What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.
[ Activity Call Impartiality Indifference May Mean Mental Partiality Simply]
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- Everything is pathology, except for indifference.
[ Everything Except Indifference Pathology]
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- There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
[ Bearing Ills Indifference Life Modes Philosophy Religion Three]
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- 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.
[ Congress Conscience Distortions Ensure Future Generations Happened History Indifference Know Members Must Overcome Work]
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- 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.
[ Both Capable Compassion Former Great His Indifference Individual Latter Means Nourish Outgrow Within]
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- 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.
[ Blind Bottom Design Evil Expect Good Indifference Nothing Observe Pitiless Precisely Properties Purpose Should Universe]
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- Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to human suffering as a fact.
[ Being Believe Cruelty Fact Human Indifference Jew Learns Reality Recognize Suffering]
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- Indifference is harder to fight than hostility, and there is nothing that kills an agitation like having everybody admit that it is fundamentally right.
[ Admit Agitation Everybody Fight Fundamentally Harder Having Hostility Indifference Kills Nothing Right Than]
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- No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
[ Compliment Eloquent Except Expression Indifference]
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- Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.
[ Cannot Ease Ill Indifference Love Return Tenderness Under Vanity Which]
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- Treat Death as it treats us: with utter indifference.
[ Death Indifference Treat Treats Us Utter]
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- 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.
[ Alien Another Assemblage Construction During Especially Idea Indifference Machine Process Relative Sensibility Since Strata Suggests Very]
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- I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
[ Enthusiasm Folly Indifference Prefer Wisdom]
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- 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.
[ Above Accused Been Cannot Come Consists Criticism Deliberately Frequently Indifference Kind Know Life Love Matter Often Opinion Out Photographer Point Subject Twisting View]
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- In reality there is no cause or effect, there is only the indifference of the universe.
[ Cause Effect Indifference Only Reality Universe]
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- The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.
[ Dignity Diminished Genuine Indifference Kind Only Others Which]
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- Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity can be drawn out by indifference.
[ Cannot Curiosity Drawn Indifference Many Out Pried Secret]
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- Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is immortal.
[ Alone Disgust Hatred Immortal Indifference Indulgence Little Love Turns]
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- 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.
[ Citizenship Confront Consequences Examine Forces Holocaust Illustrates Inaction Indifference Powerful Prejudice Racism Ramifications Responsibilities Society Stereotyping Us]
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- The most destructive criticism is indifference.
[ Criticism Destructive Indifference Most]
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- 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.
[ Achievement American Because Become Color Great His Historic Indifference Nominee Obama Obama Party Republican Respect Say Senator Sincerity Utmost Want]
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- The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
[ Apathy Assassination Death Democracy Extinction Indifference Likely Slow Will]
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- Philosophic meditation is an accomplishment by which I attain Being and my own self, not impartial thinking which studies a subject with indifference.
[ Accomplishment Attain Being Impartial Indifference Meditation Own Philosophic Self Studies Subject Thinking Which]
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- If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
[ Crime Fault Indifference Moderation Then]
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- At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
[ Between Bottom Enmity Indifference Lies Strangers]
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- There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.
[ Harder Indifference Nothing Softness Than]
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- The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.
[ Always Between Created Dislike Effect Groups Honor Indifference State Violent Welfare]
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- Tolerance is another word for indifference.
[ Another Indifference Tolerance Word]
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- 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.
[ Age Belongs Body Evil Far Feeling Finished Game Generations Hair Indifference Late More Old Rising Soul Stage Than Too True Weakening White Wrinkles]
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- 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.
[ Angel Average Been Complete Contemptuous Enemy Fool Indifference Intelligence Into Look Make Man Might Scornful Them Treated Turns Well Woman]
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- 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.
[ Break Character Communities Cycle Improve Indifference Never Our Responsibility Start Take Until Violence]
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- 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.
[ Born Bound Calm Hearken Ignorance Indifference Knowing Laws Learn Little Measure Much Nothing Out Plea Punishments Rewards Striving Their While Yet]
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- 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.
[ Always Appear Beheld City Funerals Indecent Indifference More Perfect Populous These Total Which]
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- We don't care really about children as a society and television reflects that indifference to children as human beings.
[ Beings Care Children Human Indifference Really Reflects Society Television]
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- Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference.
[ Better Confused Indifference Misguided Moral Passion Perhaps Than]
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- The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life's major mysteries.
[ Absolute Another Body Human Indifference Life Major Mysteries Particular Substitutes Yearning]
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- The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference.
[ Accomplice Corruption Crime Frequently Indifference Our Own]
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- The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion.
[ Great Indicates Indifference Inversion Matters Men Ones Sensitivity Small Strange Their]
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- I am a man, and nothing that concerns a man do I deem a matter of indifference to me.
[ Am Concerns Deem Indifference Man Matter Nothing]
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- All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.
[ Based Indifference Majority Politics]
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- Love gratified is love satisfied, and love satisfied is indifference begun.
[ Begun Gratified Indifference Love Satisfied]
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- And, perhaps most importantly, regional conflicts will again and again confront us with a cruel choice between costly engagement and costly indifference.
[ Again Between Choice Conflicts Confront Costly Cruel Engagement Importantly Indifference Most Perhaps Regional Us Will]
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- Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
[ Damage Dislike Indifference More Much Neglect Often Outright Than]
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- 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.
[ Between Certain Consistently Course Detachment Distance Effective Golf Happens Indifference Must Put Yourself]
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- There is something sublime about its aloofness from and its indifference to its external environment.
[ Environment External Indifference Something Sublime]
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- Whoever incites anger has a strong insurance against indifference.
[ Against Anger Incites Indifference Insurance Strong Whoever]
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- I regard you with an indifference closely bordering on aversion.
[ Aversion Bordering Closely Indifference Regard]
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- James Joyce - an essentially private man who wished his total indifference to public notice to be universally recognized.
[ Essentially His Indifference James Joyce Man Notice Private Public Recognized Total Universally Wished]
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- I hated her now with a hatred more fatal than indifference because it was the other side of love.
[ Because Fatal Hated Hatred Her Indifference Love More Now Other Side Than]
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- 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.
[ Appear Believe Create Deeds Devils Evil Indifference Misunderstandings Most Really Situations Time Victims]
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- After the first blush of sin comes its indifference.
[ After Blush Comes First Indifference Sin]
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- 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.
[ Am Cold Constantly Coolness Could Difficult Father Indifference Indifferent Know Met Often Relations Rightly Take Tempted Test Where Which Yet]
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- Politeness is organized indifference.
[ Indifference Organized Politeness]
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- 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.
[ Because Close Cop Department Field Got Happened Indifference Officer Onion Police Pretty Saw Showed Some Surviving]
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- 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.
[ Barrels Blind Body Death Dim Fall Final Ground Hurled Indifference Last Merciless Night Nor Pain Rifles Scare Shadows Star Unfeeling Wall Will World]
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- Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.
[ Actually Because Before Dies Indifference]
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- Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil.
[ Epitome Evil Indifference]
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- The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
[ Hate Indifference Love Opposite]
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- 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.
[ Age Ageing Anxiety Communicates Culture Even Hostility Impact Incidentally Indifference Modernity Most Own Problems Quite Rapidly Traditional Western Worrying]
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