65 Indifference Quotes And Sayings In Life

These indifference quotes will inspire you. Indifference is the state of being emotionally or intellectually uninterested in or unaffected by something. Also, indifference is the abstraction of not caring about anything. A lack of feeling or concern about a person or thing. It can be seen as a form of apathy.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging indifference quotes, indifference sayings, and indifference proverbs.

Best Indifference Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” ~ Albert Einstein
  3. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  4. “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

  5. “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
  6. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  7. “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
  8. “There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.” ~ Juan Montalvo

  9. “There is nothing in the world so monstrously vast as our indifference.” ~ Machado de Assis
  10. “All you’ll get from strangers is surface pleasantry or indifference. Only someone who loves you will criticize you.” ~ Judith Crist
  11. “A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.” ~ Peter Marshall

  12. “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
  13. “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” ~ Desmond Tutu
  14. “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” ~ Elie Wiesel
  15. “Affection can withstand very severe storms of vigor, but not a long polar frost of indifference.” ~ Walter Scott

  16. “To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.” ~ Dalai Lama
  17. “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
  18. “Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.” ~ Edmund Burke

  19. “Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.” ~ Elie Wiesel
  20. “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
  21. “Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.” ~ George Eliot

  22. “I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.” ~ Albert Camus
  23. “I regard you with an indifference closely bordering on aversion.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  24. “The most destructive criticism is indifference.” ~ E. W. Howe
  25. “Politeness is organized indifference.” ~ Paul Valery

  26. “Yes. The opposite of love is not hate. It is indifference. That is why few people find God. They go to church and talk about him and that sort of thing. They may even go out and evangelize and try to win converts. But in their hearts, if they are honest with themselves, they are indifferent to him because they cannot see him. God is too abstract for people. God is a word without meaning. If Jesus came back today, nothing he said would make any sense to those who wait for him. They would be the first ones to kill him again.” ~ Christopher Pike
  27. “The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.” ~ Dag Hammarskjold

  28. “The opposite of love is indifference to the genuine needs of others.” ~ Max Anders
  29. “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
  30. “Tolerance is another word for indifference.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham

  31. “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
  32. “Forgiveness is too easy. I can forget by indifference, but not forgive. I prefer revenge.” ~ Karl Lagerfeld
  33. “The opposite of love is not hate. It is fear.” ~ Gary Zukav

  34. “Desire is half of life, indifference is half of death.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  35. “I hated her now with a hatred more fatal than indifference because it was the other side of love.” ~ August Strindberg
  36. “Indifference is the essence of inhumanity.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

  37. “Robert Burns in his splendid indifference to rank, and Whitman in his glorification of common things, have points of kinship with him. But to such radiant white heart of child-likeness, it would be impossible to find a perfect counterpart.” ~ Sister Nivedita
  38. “If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.” ~ Jack Kerouac
  39. “There are three modes of bearing the ills of life; by indifference, which is the most common; by philosophy, which is the most ostentatious; and by religion, which is the most effectual.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton

  40. “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
  41. “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
  42. “Forgiveness is indifference. Forgiveness is impossible while love lasts.” ~ Mary Boykin Chesnut

  43. “Answer them critics with silence and indifference. It works better, I assure you, than anger and argument. . . .” ~ Gioachino Rossini
  44. “Everything is pathology, except for indifference.” ~ Emile M. Cioran
  45. “Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  46. “And real nobility (that of the heart) is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.” ~ Albert Camus
  47. “Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.” ~ Charlie Chaplin
  48. “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
  49. “The indifference of men, far more than their tyranny, is the torment of women.” ~ Jules Michelet

  50. “Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity can be drawn out by indifference.” ~ Sydney J. Harris
  51. “More good things in life are lost by indifference than ever were lost by active hostility.” ~ Robert Menzies
  52. “Love gratified is love satisfied, and love satisfied is indifference begun.” ~ Samuel Richardson

  53. “Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is immortal.” ~ William Hazlitt
  54. “And, perhaps most importantly, regional conflicts will again and again confront us with a cruel choice between costly engagement and costly indifference.” ~ George Robertson, Baron Robertson of Port Ellen
  55. “Whoever incites anger has a strong insurance against indifference.” ~ Lord Chesterfield

  56. “We don’t care really about children as a society and television reflects that indifference to children as human beings.” ~ Bill Moyers
  57. “In that night alive with signs and stars, I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world. Finding it so much like myself–like a brother, really–I felt that I had been happy and that I was happy again.” ~ Albert Camus
  58. “It is only because the world looks on his talent with such a frightening indifference that the artist is compelled to make his talent important.” ~ James A. Baldwin

  59. “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
  60. “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
  61. “We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  62. “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
  63. “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

  64. “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
  65. “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

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