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Apathy Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Apathy Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.
- Horace Greeley

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We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

There can be no transforming of darkness into light
and of apathy into movement without emotion.
- Carl Jung

 

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

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.
- Helen Keller

Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate
neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.
- James Goldsmith


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The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous
to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.
- Rollo May

The price of apathy towards public affairs
is to be ruled by evil men.
- Plato

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime,
but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
- Cyril Connolly

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate -
it's apathy.
It's not giving a damn.
- Leo Buscaglia

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

HIV infection and AIDS is growing - but so too is public apathy.
We have already lost too many friends and colleagues.
- David Geffen

People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
- Elliot Richardson

Harold Wilson is going around the country stirring up apathy.
- William Whitelaw

I think worrying things are going on in England -
a real apathy.
- Alan Rickman

I was faced more with apathy than opposition.
- Adrian Cronauer

In communications, familiarity breeds apathy.
- William Bernbach

Willpower is the key to success.
Successful people strive no matter what they feel by
applying their will to overcome apathy,
doubt or fear.
- Dan Millman

Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy?
I don't know and I don't care.
- William Safire

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue
leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.
- William Lloyd Garrison

Man watches his history on the screen with apathy and
an occasional passing flicker of horror or indignation.
- Conor Cruise O'Brien

Is it ignorance or apathy?
Hey, I don't know and I don't care.
- Jimmy Buffett

Apathy, indifference, not caring...
It may sound insensitive for me to say, "I don't care,"
but ask first to what I am indifferent.
I choose to be caring, compassionate
and kind toward all people,
and I also choose to be indifferent to gossip,
petty complaints, and idle chatter.
About those, I just don't care.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When too many Americans don't vote or participate,
some see apathy and despair.
I see disappointment and even outrage.
And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action.
- Paul Wellstone

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm,
and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things:
first,
an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm,
and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying
that ideal into practice.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I was a dog in a past life.
Really.
I'll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take.
Like, Hey, I know him.
- William H. Macy

People sort themselves into groups
of happy people and unhappy people
through two different, but complementary mechanisms,
influence and affinity.
I influence those around me
with my emotional state, either happy or unhappy.
At the same time, I feel an affinity
for others who are like me in some way -
in this case by sharing my emotional outlook on life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn't
want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Mammograms are really sort of a gift.
You can either catch something early or count your
lucky stars because nothing was discovered.
Either way, you're ahead of the game.
- Charlotte Ross

Chanting OM is sort of like MOOing backward.
- Anonymous

Tradition is like a second-hand store.
It is best to sort carefully
between the treasures and the trash.
See everything with new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Home life's great, man.
The kids are great, happy and healthy.
I've reached this sort of wonderful precipice.
- Ryan Phillippe

We'll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids.
But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that.
- Prince William

What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations
disaster that is the Net,
in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good.
- Meg Whitman

The main thing experience has taught me is that one
has to sort of hone their relationship to time,
you know.
- John Frusciante

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education;
in the elder,
a part of experience.
- Francis Bacon

I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that
is there because it's too expensive to change the interface.
- Jaron Lanier

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

It's not much of a tail, but I'm sort of attached to it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process,
a sort of mental starch.
- E. M. Forster

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
- Lewis Carroll

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy,
or opposing passion.
Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I have a need to make these sorts of connections literal sometimes,
and a vehicle often helps to do that.
I have a relationship to car culture.
It isn't really about loving cars.
It's sort of about needing them.
- Matthew Barney

Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description,
as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams.
We're dreamers, you see, but we're also realists,
of a sort.
- William Gibson

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden,
a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it.
You and you alone make me feel that I am alive.
Other men it is said have seen angels,
but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
- George Edward Moore

When the question arose whether I, as a member of the royal family,
should take part in active combat in the Falklands,
there was no question in her mind, and it only took
her two days to sort the issue.
- Prince Andrew

I'm not the sort to wallow in nostalgia about the good old days.
- Kabir Bedi

I remember in that red leisure suit I sort of felt
like a Pizza Hut employee,
and the white one was the ultimate, with the white turtleneck collar,
that was the ultimate in bad taste.
- Johnny Depp

We've always had a dark atmosphere to our performances,
so it sort of developed along those ways.
- Kenny Hickey

But, when I was about thirteen, I began to sort of sing in my neighborhood.
- Ruben Blades

We need a complete ban on soft money,
which is sort of an enveloping problem,
and a ceiling on the amount of money that can be spent on a given race.
- William Weld

Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.
- Jane Austen

Should l go on playing bridge and dining,
going in the same old monotonous circle? It's easy that way,
but it's a sort of suicide, too.
- Antoinette Perry

When we did the pilot, I sort of pictured this guy
pirating a signal and then this story unfolding of
him building this satellite and these robots and watching these bad movies.
- Joel Hodgson

Certainly Yahoo!
wouldn't exist without the sort of environment that
Stanford gave us to allow us to create it.
- Jerry Yang

Some astronauts sleep in sort of beds -
compartments that you can open up and crawl into and then close up,
almost like a little bedroom.
- Sally Ride

This is not to say that the Scots are not fine people,
but they were all sort of...
well, my grandfather was a minister and sort of Protestant,
and this was rather depressing to me.
- Alan Hovhaness

TV is sort of the only way to go for an actress my
age to make a decent salary;
with independent films,
you just can't.
- Jessica Lange

Because Larry, by then, was a drummer,
who would sort of get bored and tired,
and rather stand up and blow kisses to people.
So we needed the bass to sort of drive along.
- Neil Innes

There is no such thing as liberty.
You only change one sort of domination for another.
All we can do is to choose our master.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The hard thing is to stick to things when you have
outlived the first interest,
and not yet got the second which comes with a sort of mastery.
- Janet Erskine Stuart

In poetic language, in which the sign as such takes on an autonomous value,
this sound symbolism becomes an actual factor and creates
a sort of accompaniment to the signified.
- Roman Jakobson

This is like the telephone problem -
no one wants to have the first one.
But we are seeing a lot of people who want some sort
of technology to solve the spam problem.
- Eric Allman

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

Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt
any sort of fondness for war,
and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.
- Ulysses S. Grant


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