Scientists announced today that they have discovered a cure for apathy. However, they claim no one has shown the slightest bit of interest in it.
I am in earnest. I will not equivocate – I will not excuse – I will not retreat an inch – and I will be heard. The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and to hasten the resurrection of the dead.
Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.
Such has often been my apathy, when objects long sought, and earnestly desired, were placed within my reach.
I don’t know. I don’t care. And it doesn’t make any difference.
Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.
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.
Most people are on the world, not in it – having no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them – undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate.
By far the most dangerous foe we have to fight is apathy – indifference from whatever cause, not from a lack of knowledge, but from carelessness, from absorption in other pursuits, from a contempt bred of self satisfaction.
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.