indifference

A Quote by John Tillotson on authority, christ, church, disobedience, indifference, lies, and obedience

Many man's scruples lie almost wholly about obedience to authority and compliance with indifferent customs, but very seldom about the dangers of disobedience and unpeaceableness and rending in pieces the Church of Christ by needless separations and endless divisions.

John Tillotson (1630 - 1694)

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A Quote by John Richelsen on attitude, friendship, good, indifference, justice, leadership, and men

Any man will usually get from other men just what he is expecting of them. If he is looking for friendship he will likely receive it. If his attitude is that of indifference, it will beget indifference. And if a man is looking for a fight he will in all likelihood be accommodated in that. Men can be stimulated to show off their good qualities to the leader who seems to think they have good qualities.

John Richelsen

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A Quote by John Hughes Holmes on indifference and universe

The universe is not hostile, nor yet is it friendly. It is simply indifferent.

John Hughes Holmes

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A Quote by John Foxe on addiction, christ, correction, indifference, kindness, men, people, shame, and thought

With his continual doctrine [Bishop Hooper] adjoined due and discreet correction, not so much severe to any as to them which for abundance of riches and wealthy state thought they might do what they listed. And doubtless he spared no kind of people, but was indifferent to all men, as well rich as poor, to the great shame of no small number of men nowadays. Whereas many we see so addicted to the pleasing of great and rich men, that in the meantime they have no regard to the meaner sort of poor people, whom Christ hath bought as dearly as the other.

John Foxe (1516 - 1587)

Source: The Book of Martyrs

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A Quote by Joan Didion on ability, discrimination, indifference, love, respect, self-respect, and worth

To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference.

Joan Didion (1934 -)

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A Quote by Jeanette Winterson on heart, indifference, losing, mind, pain, people, survival, thinking, time, and wives

There are threads that help you find your way back, and there are threads that intend to bring you back. Mind turns to pull, it's hard to pull away. I'm always thinking of going back. When Lot's wife looked over her shoulder, she turned into a pillar of salt. Pillars hold things up, and salt keeps things clean, but it's a poor exchange for losing your self. People do go back, but they don't survive, because two realities are claiming them at the same time. Such things are too much. You can salt your heart, or kill your heart, or you can choose between the two realities. There is much pain here. Some people think you can have your cake and eat it. The cake goes mouldy and they choke on what's left. Going back after a long time will make you mad, because the people you left behind do not like to think of you changed, will treat you as they always did, accuse you of being indifferent, when you are only different.

Jeanette Winterson

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A Quote by James Reston on indifference, majorities, and politics

All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.

James Reston (1909 - 1995)

Source: New York Times, 1968

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A Quote by James Keller on art, day, fatherhood, giving, indifference, life, love, neighbors, painting, sons, struggle, tears, thought, work, and world

Paul Cézanne never knew that he was later to be considered "the father of modern painting." Because of his great love for his work, he never thought of recognition. He struggled for thirty-five years, living in oblivion at Aix, giving away masterpieces to indifferent neighbors. And then one day a discerning Paris dealer happened upon his canvases and, gathering several of them, presented the Cézanne exhibit. The great of the art world were stunned: here, indeed, was a master! And Cézanne himself was no less astonished. Arriving at the gallery on the arm of his son, he gazed wonderingly at his paintings, and tears came to his eyes. "Look," he whispered, "they've framed them!"

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by James Baldwin on art, indifference, talent, and world

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 Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

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A Quote by Jean Iris Murdoch on body, indifference, life, and mystery

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 (1919 - 1999)

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