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Lack of something to feel important about is almost the greatest tragedy a man may have.
There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.
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.
Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.
What makes life dreary is want of motive.
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.
Not to he who is offensive to us are we most unfair, but to he who does not concern us at all.
Most of us have no real loves and no real hatreds. Blessed is love, less blessed is hatred, but thrice accursed is that indifference which is neither one nor the other.
The only menace is inertia.
Tolerance is a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbours of tolerance are apathy and weakness.
The true opposite of love is not hate but indifference. Hate, bad as it is, at least treats the neighbour as a thou, whereas indifference turns the neighbour into an it, a thing. This is why we may say that there is actually one thing worse than evil itself and that is indifference to evil. In human relations the nadir of morality, the lowest point as far as Christian ethics is concerned, is manifest in the phrase, T couldn't care less.'
If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
Indifference may not wreck a man's life at any one turn, but it will destroy him with a kind of dry-rot in the long run.


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