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





Lukewarmness I account a sin, as great in love as in religion.


Abraham Cowley (1618-1667, British poet)


Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows, so will the husband be to his wife, and the father of a family toward the members of his household.


Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767-1835, German statesman, philologist)


I have protracted my work till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are empty sounds: I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the lack of any opinion whatever.


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


A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.


Peter Marshall (1902-1949, American Presbyterian clergyman)


Indifference means nothing to me. I have no opinion about it, and I don't care.


Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Spanish artist)


The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish-born British dramatist)


The worst sin... is... to be indifferent.


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish-born British dramatist)


Men are accomplices to that which leaves them indifferent.


George Steiner (1929-, French-born American critic, novelist)


It's not the difference between people that's the difficulty. It's the indifference.


Author Unknown


Only one enemy is worse than despair: indifference. In every area of human creativity, indifference is the enemy; indifference of evil is worse than evil, because it is also sterile.


Elie Wiesel (1928-, Rumanian-born American writer)


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 (1928-, Rumanian-born American writer)


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