An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown



 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 (1924-1998, American expert on love, lecturer, author)


Mourn not the dead that in the cool earth lie, but rather mourn the apathetic throng, the coward and the meek who see the world's great anguish and its wrong, and dare not speak.


Ralph Chaplin


Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.


Frederic Chopin


The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.


Albert Einstein (1879-1955, German-born American physicist)


Most human beings have an infinite capacity for taking things for granted.


Aldous Huxley (1894-1963, British author)


We 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 (1880-1968, American blind/deaf author, lecturer, amorist)


I don't know. I don't care. And it doesn't make any difference.


Jack Kerouac (1922-1969, American author)


If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.


Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799, German physicist, satirist)


You see few people here in America who really care very much about living a Christian life in a democratic world.


Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987, American diplomat, writer)


I never knew a person who suffered from overwork. There are many, however, who suffered from too much ambition, and not enough action.


James Mantague


There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.


Juan Montalvo


I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn.


Dorothy Parker (1893-1967, American humorous writer)


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


William Safire (1929-, American journalist)


The great menace to the life of an industry is industrial self-complacency.


David Sarnoff (1891-1971, Belarus-born American entrepreneur)


The difference between our decadence and the Russians is that while theirs is brutal, ours is apathetic.


James Thurber (1894-1961, American humorist, illustrator)


Some people are so nearsighted that they can't see the need for charity until they're up against it.


Author Unknown


Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires; I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.


Virginia Woolf (1882-1941, British novelist, essayist)


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