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Apathy

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love. - Frank Moore Colby
The apathy of the modern voter is the confusion of the modern reformer. -
In this sullen apathy neither true wisdom nor true happiness can be found. - David Hume
It may well be that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition is not the glaring noisiness of the so-called bad people, but the appalling silence of the so-called good people. It may be that our generation will have to repent not only for the diabolical actions and vitriolic words of the children of darkness, but also for the crippling fears and tragic apathy of the children of light. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is. -
What is the meaning of life? The meaning may not be expressed in words. It transcends the mind and the intellect. The meaning is to be experienced, realized... It is open to everyone who would live according to certain disciplines... The discipline of duty. Life is a field of duty, not a dance of desires... The discipline of service... We are here to help others... The opposite of love is not hate but apathy... The discipline of silence... The meaning of life is to love God and to give the service of love to the suffering children of God. And to the birds and animals who are God’s children as well. - Dada Vaswani, born Jashan Pahalraj Vaswani
Think’st thou there is no tyranny but that of blood and chains? The despotism of vice, the weakness and the wickedness of luxury, the negligence, the apathy, the evils of sensual sloth - produce then thousand tyrants, whose delegated cruelty surpasses the worst acts of one energetic master, however harsh and hard in his own bearing. -
Envy not the old man the tranquillity of his existence, nor yet blame him if it sometimes looks like apathy. Time, the inexorable, does not threaten him with the scythe so often as with the sand-bag. He does not cut, but he stuns and stupefies. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment. - Robert Hutchins, fully Robert Maynard Hutchins
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. -
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