indifference

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on indifference and love

Those whom we can love, we can hate; to others we are indifferent.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on blush and indifference

After the first blush of sin comes its indifference.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on confession, ignorance, indifference, morality, passion, and popularity

If ignorance and passion are the foes of popular morality, it must be confessed that moral indifference is the malady of the cultivated classes.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Hannah Whitall Smith on advice, giving, indifference, people, persistence, secrets, and trying

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.

Hannah Whitall Smith (1833 - 1911)

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A Quote by Hannah Whitall Smith on advice, chance, change, courage, curiosity, dogs, failure, giving, good, ideas, indifference, mind, motivation, people, persistence, praise, secrets, trying, wonder, and work

Good enough never is. You can't get to second base keeping one foot on first. Unless you're lead dog, the scenery never changes. Follow the crowd and you will never be followed by a crowd. You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Keep your mind on the things you want and off the things you don't want. You will never be able to discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Be not afraid of rowing slowly. Be afraid of standing still. There are people who make things happen, and there are those who watch things happen. And there are those who wonder what happened. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. An idea is a curious thing. It will not work unless you do. If you were to write down all the possible ways to motivate people to do better work, friendly praise would have to come near the head of your list. The true secret of giving advice is, after you have given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.

Hannah Whitall Smith (1833 - 1911)

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A Quote by Haile Selassie on evil, history, inaction, indifference, justice, and silence

Throughout history it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph.

Haile Selassie

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A Quote by Henry Graham Greene on catholicism, communism, faith, indifference, society, and water

Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate . . . if you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another name?

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

Source: The Comedians, 1966

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A Quote by Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo on christianity, expectation, extremism, good, hunger, indifference, and order

One might have expected Christians to be less indifferent to the perils of casting the first stone. Here is a report from Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo, the official chronicler of the Indies under Holy Roman Emperor Charles V: "Upon arriving there, since what they found to eat was so meager, some of these Christians, seeing themselves in extreme hunger, killed an Indian they had captured, and roasted the entrails and ate them; and they put a good part of the Indian to stew in a large pot in order to bring along something to eat in the ship's boat in which those who did this were travelling."

Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo

Source: Historia general y natural de las Indias, islas y tierra firme del Mar Oceano, 1535

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A Quote by Gioacchino Rossini on anger, argument, indifference, and silence

Answer them [critics] with silence and indifference. It works better, I assure you, than anger and argument. . . .

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)

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A Quote by George F. Richards on children, christ, god, indifference, jesus, love, men, and world

If such love obtained in the world today as the Lord intended that it should, love of God and love of fellow men, there would be no wars, contentions, and strife among the children of men. And that there is such, is due to an indifference by men to heed the admonitions and teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

George F. Richards (1861 - 1950)

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