Quotes by indifferent

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  • B. C. Forbes
    B. C. Forbes
    American Publisher 1880-1954
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    Many a man thinks he is patient when, in reality, he is indifferent.
  • George Steiner
    George Steiner
    French-born American Critic, Novelist 1929-
    George Steiner
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    Men are accomplices to that which leaves them indifferent.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
    Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    Mistrust the person who finds everything good, and the person who finds everything evil, and mistrust even more the person who is indifferent to everything.
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
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    Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans.
  • Francis Lockier
    Francis Lockier
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    No one will ever shine in conversation, who thinks of saying fine things: to please, one must say many things indifferent, and many very bad.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    One and the same thing can at the same time be good, bad, and indifferent, e.g., music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.
  • Ben Gibbard
    Ben Gibbard
    American singer, songwriter and guitarist 1976-
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    Our band is very polarizing. There are people who absolutely can't stand us, and people who absolutely can't live without us. I'd rather spark those kind of polar-opposite feelings than have people be indifferent.
    Source: The Meaning Of Life
  • Francis Picabia
    Francis Picabia
    French painter and poet 1878-1953
    Francis Picabia
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    Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
    William James
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    Smitten as we are with the vision of social righteousness, a God indifferent to everything but adulation, and full of partiality for his individual favorites, lacks an essential element of largeness.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    The female body is a chthonian machine, indifferent to the spirit who inhabits it.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • Nadine Gordimer
    Nadine Gordimer
    South african writer 1923-
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    The gap between the committed and the indifferent is a Sahara whose faint trails, followed by the mind's eye only, fade out in sand.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
    Blaise Pascal
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    The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it.
  • Al Capp
    Al Capp
    American cartoonist and humorist 1909-1979
    Al Capp
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    The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment in a world in which I was different from everyone else. was to be indifferent to that difference.
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