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Indifference and neglect often
by J. K. Rowling

Indifference and neglect often
do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J. K. Rowling

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Values Prejudice Compassion Kindness Caring

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets) PHOTO

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling PHOTO

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

 

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

To the well-organized mind,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Death is just life's next big adventure.
- J. K. Rowling


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Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign,
even in the wizarding world.
- J. K. Rowling

Never trust anything that can think for itself if you
can't see where it keeps its brain.
- J. K. Rowling

Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them.
- J. K. Rowling

Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
- J. K. Rowling

The best of us must sometimes eat our words.
- J. K. Rowling

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies,
but just as much to stand up to our friends.
- J. K. Rowling

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels.
But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
- J. K. Rowling

There is no good or evil: only power and those too weak to seak it.
- J. K. Rowling

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.
- J. K. Rowling

There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other.
- J. K. Rowling

I really don't believe in magic.
- J. K. Rowling

Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.
- J. K. Rowling

If you're holding out for universal popularity,
I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.
- J. K. Rowling

You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
- J. K. Rowling

What's coming will come and we'll just have to meet it when it does.
- J. K. Rowling

His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew,
but rather to impress upon them that nothing,
not even...
knowledge, was foolproof.
- J. K. Rowling

If you want to see the true measure of a man,
watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
- J. K. Rowling

Never be ashamed!
There's some who'll hold it against you,
but they're not worth bothering with.
- J. K. Rowling

The truth.
It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and must therefore be treated with great caution.
- J. K. Rowling

I will carry on writing, to be sure.
But I don't know if I would want to publish again after Harry Potter.
- J. K. Rowling

At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene,
or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or,
better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Politeness is organized indifference.
- Paul Valery

Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies.
- Elie Wiesel

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health
to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love cannot endure indifference.
It needs to be wanted.
Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart,
or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher

These funerals always appear to me the more indecent in a populous city,
from the total indifference of the beholders,
and the perfect unconcern with which they are beheld.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

To be consistently effective, you must put a certain
distance between yourself and what happens to you on the golf course.
This is not indifference, it's detachment.
- Sam Snead

No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
- George Eliot

The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference.
He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
- Norman Cousins

Everything is pathology, except for indifference.
- Emile M. Cioran

Forgiveness is indifference.
Forgiveness is impossible while love lasts.
- Mary Chesnut

Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of
cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to
human suffering as a fact.
- Andrea Dworkin

The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which
is not diminished by the indifference of others.
- Dag Hammarskjold

I regard you with an indifference closely bordering on aversion.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Relativism is not indifference; on the contrary,
passionate indifference is necessary in order for you
not to hear the voices that oppose your absolute decrees.
- Karel Capek

I hated her now with a hatred more fatal than indifference
because it was the other side of love.
- August Strindberg

We don't care really about children as a society and
television reflects that indifference to children as human beings.
- Bill Moyers

On this day, as on every day,
we Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving.
We have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring us to this moment.
We give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of our courage
and the cold sweat of our fear.
We accept gratefully the entirety
of our past and our present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The absolute yearning of one human body for another
particular body and its indifference to substitutes
is one of life's major mysteries.
- Iris Murdoch

What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference,
and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Treat Death as it treats us: with utter indifference.
- Stephen Evans

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 M. Hutchins

If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
- Jack Kerouac

Love gratified is love satisfied, and love satisfied is indifference begun.
- Samuel Richardson

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.
- Bliss Carman

The Onion Field, that one got pretty close to me because
I was a cop when it happened.
I saw some of the indifference that my police department
showed to the surviving officer.
- Joseph Wambaugh

Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference.
- Iris Murdoch

Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity
can be drawn out by indifference.
- Sydney J. Harris

The effect of violent dislike between groups has always
created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference.
- Bess Myerson

Love turns, with a little indulgence,
to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is immortal.
- William Hazlitt

In reality there is no cause or effect,
there is only the indifference of the universe.
- Al Goldstein

The sensitivity of men to small matters,
and their indifference to great ones,
indicates a strange inversion.
- Blaise Pascal

James Joyce - an essentially private man who wished
his total indifference to public notice to be universally recognized.
- Tom Stoppard

All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.
- James Reston

As Members of Congress and people of conscience,
we must work to overcome the indifference and distortions of history,
and ensure that future generations know what happened.
- Jerry Costello

After the first blush of sin, comes its indifference.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
- Edmund Burke

The most destructive criticism is indifference.
- Edgar Watson Howe


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