indifference

A Quote by David Oman McKay on god, indifference, life, meditation, mind, spirit, and spirituality

Spirituality is not constant meditation and an indifference to surrounding conditions and responsibilities; rather, it is doing those things which are in accordance with the mind and will of God. It concerns itself with temporal life as well as with things of the spirit.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Charles P. Curtis on indifference and prejudice

There are only two ways to be quite unprejudiced and impartial. One is to be completely ignorant. The other is to be completely indifferent. Bias and prejudice are attitudes to be kept in hand, not attitudes to be avoided.

Charles P. Curtis

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A Quote by Charles Robert Darwin on blindness, design, evil, good, indifference, observation, purpose, and universe

The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.

Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882)

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on age, consequences, future, indifference, energy, nations, people, persuasion, posterity, prayer, preparation, prosperity, suffering, and youth

That we may live to see England once more possess a free Monarchy and a privileged and prosperous People, is my Prayer; that these great consequences can only be brought about by the energy and devotion of our Youth is my persuasion. We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

Source: Sybil

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on action, affection, complaints, defense, desires, expectation, facts, hatred, hope, indifference, insanity, justice, love, reason, struggle, suspicion, thought, understanding, wealth, wishes, and words

What did they seek from him? What were they after? He had never asked anything of them; it was they who wished to hold him, they who pressed a claim on him - and they seemed to have the form of affection, but it was a form which he found harder to endure than any sort of hatred. He despised causeless affection, just as he despised unearned wealth. They professed to love him for some unknown reason and they ignored all the things for which he could wish to be loved. He wondered what response they could hope to obtain from him in such manner - if his response was what they wanted. And it was, he thought; else why those constant complaints, those unceasing accusations about his indifference? Why that chronic air of suspicion, as if they were waiting to be hurt? He had never had a desire to hurt them, but he had always felt their defensive, reproachful expectation; they seemed wounded by anything he said, it was not a matter of his words or actions, it was almost . . . almost as if they were wounded by the mere fact of his being. Don't start imagining the insane - he told himself severely, struggling to face the riddle with the strictest of his ruthless sense of justice. He could not condemn them without understanding; and he could not understand.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 42-3)

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A Quote by Ashley Montagu on animals, contempt, evil, indifference, people, and spirit

The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of human spirit.

Ashley Montagu (1905 -)

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A Quote by Anatole France on belief, evil, good, impossibility, indifference, laws, life, nature, principles, and reason

It is almost impossible systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.

Anatole France (1844 - 1924)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on indifference and poets

RIMER, n. A poet regarded with indifference or disesteem.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on indifference

INDIFFERENT, adj. Imperfectly sensible to distinctions among things.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alec Waugh on confidence, desires, indifference, praise, and success

A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.

Alec Waugh

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