indifference

A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on indifference, love, and tragedy

The tragedy of love is indifference.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Source: The Trembling of a Leaf, 1921, ch. 4

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A Quote by William Rothenstein on admiration, art, beauty, garden, indifference, order, past, and time

How often I admire the taste shown in the garden which, within the house, may be indifferent. Here is an art which is today probably more perfect than at any previous time, one which does not break with the past, while it brings a sense of comely order, and a radiant beauty, to cottage and manor alike.

William Rothenstein (1872 - 1945)

Source: 1939

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A Quote by Whitney M. Young, Jr. on courage, indifference, support, and timidity

Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.

Whitney M. Young (1921 - 1971)

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A Quote by Walter Lippmann on achievement, authority, cleverness, cynicism, destruction, duty, freedom, heroism, indifference, liberty, life, men, order, preparation, sacrifice, spirit, thought, tragedy, weakness, world, and elightenment

Without order or authority in the spirit of man the free way of life leads through weakness, disorganization, self-indulgence, and moral indifference to the destruction of freedom itself. The tragic ordeal through which the Western world is passing was prepared in the long period of easy liberty, during which men . . . forgot that their freedom was achieved by heroic sacrifice. . . . They forgot that their rights were founded on their duties. . . . They thought it clever to be cynical, enlightened to be unbelieving, and sensible to be soft.

Walter Lippmann (1889 - 1974)

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A Quote by unknown on indifference, intelligence, and universe

The universe is not indifferent to intelligence, it is actively hostile to it.

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A Quote by Ulysses S. Grant on america, army, day, desires, indifference, injustice, justice, nations, neighbors, and war

In his later reminiscences, Ulysses S. Grant roundly condemned the Mexican War in which he had served, and even saw the Civil War as a sort of karmic retribution for America's sins against its southern neighbor: "Generally the officers of the army were indifferent whether the annexation [of Texas] was consummated or not; but not so all of them. For myself, I was bitterly opposed to the measure, and to this day regard the war, which resulted, as one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation. It was an instance of a republic following the bad example of European monarchies, in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory."

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)

Source: Personal Memoirs, 1885

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A Quote by Unknown on indifference and romance

A romance that ends in indifference has gone through a full course of development.

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A Quote by Ulysses S. Grant on belief, fighting, indifference, sharing, slavery, time, value, world, and worth

The issue of slavery provoked little moral indignation in General Grant, and in the first days following the attack on Fort Sumter, he seems to have believed that the North shared his indifference to abolition: "In all this I can but see the doom of Slavery. The North do not want, nor will they want, to interfere with the institution. But they will refuse for all time to give it protection unless the South shall return soon to their allegiance, and then too this disturbance will give such an impetus to the production of their staple, cotton, in other parts of the world that they can never recover the controll of the market again for that comodity. This will reduce the value of negroes so much that they will never be worth fighting over again."

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885)

Source: Letter to Frederick Dent, April 19, 1861

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on death, devil, god, indifference, life, purpose, and universe

To me the Universe was all void of Life, of Purpose, of Volition, even of Hostility; it was one huge, dead, immeasurable Steam-engine, rolling on, in its dead indifference, to grind me limb from limb. Oh vast gloomy, solitary Golgotha, and Mill of Death! Why was the living banished thither companionless, conscious? Why, if there is no Devil; nay, unless the Devil is your God?

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on affection and indifference

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

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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