A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on action, deed, glory, grace, indifference, principles, vanity, and virtue

It is better that great peoples should seek out glory, or even vanity, in their deeds, than that they should remain indifferent . For even if they are not incited to act upon virtuous principles, at least there is the saving grace that they will do things they might not have done had not vanity prompted their actions.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Louis Nizer on culture, indifference, individuality, nations, people, skill, talent, and unity

Many people with different backgrounds, cultures, languages, and creeds combine to make a nation. But that nation is greater than the sum total of the individual skills and talents of its people. Something more grows out of their unity than can be calculated by adding the assets of individual contributions. That intangible additional quantity is often due to the differences which make the texture of the nation rich. Therefore, we must never wipe out or deride the differences amongst us-for where there is no difference, there is only indifference.

Louis Nizer (1902 - 1994)

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A Quote by Libbie Fudim on indifference and love

Love me or hate me, but spare me your indifference.

Libbie Fudim

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on indifference, men, men and women, service, suffering, understanding, women, world, and taoism

Who can enjoy enlightenment and remain indifferent to suffering in the world? This is not in keeping with the Way. Only those who increase their service along with their understanding can be called men and women of Tao.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (53)

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A Quote by Judith Crist on criticism, indifference, love, and motherhood

When we as youngsters, would accuse our mother of picking on us her wise reply was, "All you'll get from strangers is surface pleasantry or indifference. Only someone who loves you will criticize you."

Judith Crist (1922 -)

Source: The Last Word—A Treasury of Women's Quotes, by Carolyn Warner, 1992.

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A Quote by Juan Montalvo on indifference

There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.

Juan Montalvo

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A Quote by J.Todd Ferrier on animals, apathy, cruelty, duty, education, and indifference

Much of the indifference, apathy, and even cruelty we see has its origin in the false education given the young concerning the rights of animals, and their duty towards them.

J.Todd Ferrier (1855 - 1943)

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A Quote by Josh Billings on indifference

The worst sin towards our fellow creature is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

Source: The Devil’s Disciple

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A Quote by Joseph Epstein on ambition, birth, choice, circumstances, country, cowardice, death, decisions, destiny, history, indifference, life, parenthood, purpose, time, and universe

We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, or the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time or conditions of our death. But within all this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we shall live: courageously or in cowardice, honorably or dishonorably, with purpose or adrift. We decide what is important and what is trivial in life. We decide that what makes us significant is either what we do or what we refuse to do. But no matter how indifferent the universe may be to our choices and decisions, these choices and decisions are ours to make. We decide. We choose. And as we decide and choose, so are our lives formed. In the end, forming our own destiny is what ambition is about.

Joseph Epstein

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A Quote by Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo, MD on apathy, desires, indifference, popularity, propaganda, study, and understanding

The continual intrusion into our minds of the hammering noises of arguments and propaganda can lead to two kinds of reactions. It may lead to apathy and indifference, the I-don't-care reaction, or to a more intensified desire to study and to understand. Unfortunately, the first reaction is the more popular one.

Joost Meerloo

Source: The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing

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