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

At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.

Soren Kierkegaard

The most destructive criticism is indifference.

Edgar Watson Howe

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.

J. K. Rowling

Global poverty is a powder keg that could be ignited by our indifference.

Bill Clinton

The most distressing aspect of the world into which you are going is its indifference to the basic issues, which now, as always, are moral issues.

Robert Maynard Hutchins

There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.

Clare Boothe Luce

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

Bess Myerson

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

Answer them [critics] with silence and indifference. It works better, I assure you, than anger and argument.

Gioacchino Rossini

Indifference, then, is not only a sin, it is a punishment.

Elie Wiesel

Treat Death as it treats us: with utter indifference.

Stephen Evans

It's a cause for concern in terms of indifference or risk-taking.

Fred Trueman

Crumbling under an administration blinded by ideology and a callous indifference to the realities of the world around it.

Phyllis Oakley

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

Dag Hammarskjold

Indifference is harder to fight than hostility, and there is nothing that kills an agitation like having everybody admit that it is fundamentally right.

Crystal Eastman

Violence is not necessary to destroy a civilization. Each civilization dies from indifference to the unique values which created it.

Nicolas Gomez Davila

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

August Strindberg

The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.


We cloak ourselves in cold indifference to the unnecessary suffering of others - even when we cause it.

James Carroll

Sir, I view the proposal to hold an international exhibition at San Francisco with an equanimity bordering on indifference.

William S. Gilbert

If you hate change, you're going to hate indifference even more.

Jim Hettinger

Even if the act was not a knowing act it was done under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life.

Donald Coffey

It would indicate complete indifference to the laws relating to speed.

Peter Evans

And, therefore, indifference is always the friend of the enemy, for it benefits the aggressor -- never its victim, whose pain is magnified when he or she feels forgotten.

Elie Wiesel

I don't know what depraved indifference is if it's not shown in that video tape.

Ben Crump

What is depressing is the failure to act, the indifference, and the negligence of the federal government for everything that touches our seaway.

Michel Gauthier

The opposite of love is not hate. It is indifference.

Mal Pancoast

Love and a cottage! Eh, Fanny! Ah, give me indifference and a coach and six!

George Colman, The Younger

Was caused by her chilling indifference.

Paul Wallace