indifference

A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on certainty, indifference, judgment, peace, sleep, wealth, and wit

Come, Sleep! O Sleep, the certain knot of peace, The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, Th' indifferent judge between the high and low.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

Source: Sonnet XXXIX

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on anxiety, blessings, bravery, certainty, cheerfulness, constancy, contentment, darkness, dependence, duty, equality, fear, fortune, future, god, good, greatness, happiness, hope, indifference, joy, mankind, mind, people

True happiness is to understand our duties toward God and man; to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future; not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears, but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is abundantly sufficient; for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are with us, and within our reach; but we shut our eyes and, like people in the dark, fall foul of the very thing we search for without finding it. Tranquility is a certain equality of mind which no condition of fortune can either exalt or depress. There must be sound mind to make a happy man; there must be constancy in all conditions, a care for the things of this world but without anxiety; and such an indifference to the bounties of fortune that either with them or without them we may live content. True joy is serene. . . . The seat of it is within, and there is no cheerfulness like the resolution of a brave mind that has fortune under its feat. It is an invincible greatness of mind not to be elevated or dejected with good or ill fortune. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it be - without wishing for what he has not.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on delay, indifference, kindness, labor, life, struggle, and water

Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take care of my labors, had it been early, had been kind; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it; till I am known, and do not want it.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). February 7, 1754, Letter to Lord Chesterfield.

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A Quote by Ruth Pitter on day, dreams, earth, heaven, indifference, men, nature, plants, pleasure, time, vision, and world

Vain vision! when the changing world each day Sees some such lordly pleasance pass away; When the mere stripling knows my symbols all Worn tokes, heaven hypothetical, Nature indifferent, and the dreams of men Figments of longing which we must condemn. Yet keep these plants, O Man! a kinder time May yet be moved by them to better rhyme, Or moved, like me, to place his pleasure low, On the firm Earth, whence Men and Blossoms grow.

Ruth Pitter (1897 - 1992)

Source: Other People's Glasshouses, 1941

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A Quote by Robert Maynard Hutchins on apathy, death, democracy, and indifference

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 Maynard Hutchins (1899 - 1977)

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A Quote by Robert Lynd on indifference and suffering

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

Robert Lynd (1879 - 1949)

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A Quote by Robert Brincka on choice, emotion, experience, indifference, life, people, suffering, wishes, and world

I would wish that people come to realize that we create our own realities, and all our emotions and thoughts are simply choices. If we were more accountable as human beings we would experience far, far less suffering and indifference in the world. It is considerably easier to place blame outside of ourselves than to live life from an accountable position.

Robert Brincka

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A Quote by Richard Dawkins on cruelty, evil, good, indifference, kindness, learning, nature, purpose, and suffering

Nature is not cruel, pitilessly, indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous - indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.

Richard Dawkins (1941 -)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on indifference, journeys, and paradise

Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on bigotry, destruction, indifference, and religion

Religion is as effectually destroyed by bigotry as by indifference.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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