A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on action, deed, divinity, indifference, kindness, energy, and words

Words and deeds are quite indifferent modes of the divine energy. Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Essays. The Poet

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on age, blindness, indifference, needs, survival, and water

In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on attitude, destruction, indifference, plants, and reason

Our attitude towards plants is a singularly narrow one. If we see any immediate utility in a plant we foster it. If for any reason we find its presence undesirable or merely a matter of indifference, we may condemn it to destruction forthwith.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on belief, bigotry, church, god, hatred, heart, indifference, life, men, questions, truth, wishes, and work

To hold your truth, to believe it with all your heart, to work with all your might, first to make it real to yourself and then to show its preciousness to other men, and then - not till then, but then - to leave the questions of when and how and by whom it shall prevail to God: that is the true life of the believer. There is no feeble unconcern and indiscriminateness there, and neither is there any excited hatred of the creed, the doctrine, or the Church, which you feel wholly wrong. You have not fled out of the furnace of bigotry to freeze on the open and desolate plains of indifference. You believe and yet you have no wish to persecute.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: The Law of Growth

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A Quote by Paul Elmer More on defense, god, good, humility, ignorance, indifference, laws, learning, men, reward, and virtue

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. In such a state, humility is the virtue of men, and their only defense; to walk humbly with God, never doubting, whatever befall, that His will is good, and that His law is right.

Paul Elmer More (1864 - 1937)

Source: Pages from an Oxford Diary

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on ambition, fortune, gold, good, honor, indifference, learning, life, passion, reward, and youth

Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing. While we are permitted to scorn nothing but indifference, and do not pretend to undervalue the worldly rewards of ambition, we have seen with our own eyes, beyond and above the gold fields, the snowy heights of honor, and it is for us to bear the report to those who come after us.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: Memorial Day address, 1884

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A Quote by Norman Cousins on compassion, indifference, and individuality

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 (1912 - 1990)

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A Quote by Norman Cousins on death, heart, indifference, life, and people

The heart of the matter is that some people like to cause injury or death to living things. And many of those who do not are indifferent to those who do.

Norman Cousins (1912 - 1990)

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on good, indifference, judgment, poetry, poets, and understanding

We have more poets than judges and interpreters of poetry. It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays II, 1580

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on day, fate, indifference, perfection, sincerity, and tranquility

This is moral perfection: to live each day as though it were the last; to be tranquil, sincere, yet not indifferent to one's fate.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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