Quotes by indifferent
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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.
French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
We are becoming like cats, slyly parasitic, enjoying an indifferent domesticity. Nice and snug in the social, our historic passions have withdrawn into the glow of an artificial coziness, and our half-closed eyes now seek little other than the peaceful parade of television pictures.
Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and specifications for evoking the right tone for every occasion.
Scots-American preacher 1902-1949
A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
All I desire for my own burial is not to be buried alive; but how or where, I think, must be entirely indifferent to every rational creature.Source: Letters (1892)
German-Jewish poet and author
All men are selfish, but the vain man is in love with himself. He admires, like the lover his adored one, everything which to others is indifferent.
British writer 1815-1882
But then in novels the most indifferent hero comes out right at last. Some god comes out of a theatrical cloud and leaves the poor devil ten thousand-a-year and a title.
Sir Philip Sidney
British Author, Courtier 1554-1586
Come Sleep! Oh Sleep, the certain knot of peace, the baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, the poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, the indifferent judge between the high and low.
American legal scholar 1954-
Democrats pride themselves on their commitment to science. Citing climate change, they contend that they are the party of truth, while Republicans are 'denialists.' But with respect to genetically modified organisms, many Democrats seem indifferent to science, and to be practicing a denialism of their own - perhaps more so than Republicans.
German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
Even today a crude sort of persecution is all that is required to create an honorable name for any sect, no matter how indifferent in itself.
American sociologist 1892-1970
It is a glorious thing to be indifferent to suffering, but only to one's own suffering.
Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one.
American writer 1924-1987
It is perfectly possible to be enamoured of Paris while remaining totally indifferent or even hostile to the French.
British novelist, journalist and broadcaster 1953-
It's better to have a malign providence than an indifferent one.Source: Birdsong (2010) 290
English writer 1778-1830
Mankind are an incorrigible race. Give them but bugbears and idols - it is all that they ask; the distinctions of right and wrong, of truth and falsehood, of good and evil, are worse than indifferent to them.
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