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At first I assumed hate was the opposite of love. But it isn't. The opposite of love is indifference.
Everything is pathology, except for indifference.
Emile M. Cioran
I don't believe in devils. Indifference and misunderstandings can create evil situations. Most of the time, people who appear to be evil are really victims of evil deeds.
Max von Sydow
I am a man, and nothing that concerns a man do I deem a matter of indifference to me.
I'm not very interested in people. I recognize it in myself - there is a basic indifference toward people.
Whoever incites anger has a strong insurance against indifference.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
I want to say with the utmost of sincerity, not as a Republican, but as an American, that I have great respect for Senator Obama's historic achievement to become his party's nominee, not because of his color, but with indifference to it.
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.
Forgiveness is indifference. Forgiveness is impossible while love lasts.
Mary Boykin Chesnut
Protestations of indifference to higher office are hard to take seriously when the 'non-candidate' is busily engaged in testing the waters.
The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
I have been frequently accused of deliberately twisting subject matter to my point of view. Above all, I know that life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference. Opinion often consists of a kind of criticism. But criticism can come out of love.
I hated her now with a hatred more fatal than indifference because it was the other side of love.
The dominant economic approach of the last thirty years is now on its last legs. Letting the market rip and an indifference to inequality are now seen as important causes of the greatest economic crash since the 1930s.
Homelessness is the fundamental idea of salvation in Jainism. It means the breaking off of all earthly relations, and therefore, above all, indifference to general impressions and avoidance of all worldly motives, the ceasing to act, to hope, to desire.
My parents took an interest in nothing, at home no books, no records. My mother and my father are the emblem of indifference, dryness and bad taste. My father is also terribly stingy, in life as well as in feelings: I have never seen him filling up the bathtub.
We don't care really about children as a society and television reflects that indifference to children as human beings.
In my relations with my father, which are difficult and where I'm often met by coolness and indifference, I am constantly tempted to be cold and indifferent. Yet I know that this is a test if I could take it rightly.
Until we all start to take responsibility, until we do all we can to improve the character of our communities, we'll never break the cycle of violence and indifference.
Carrie P. Meek
When you're writing fiction or poetry... it really comes down to this: indifference to everything except what you're doing... A young writer could do worse than follow the advice given in those lines.
My work is about the underbelly of the beauty of nature - and the dark side of nature is its indifference. Nature isn't friendly, nor is it unfriendly - it's the perfect embodiment of the Other.
We are born knowing nothing and with much striving we learn but a little; yet all the while we are bound by laws that hearken to no plea of ignorance, and measure out their rewards and punishments with calm indifference.
Paul Elmer More
There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
Charles Caleb Colton
Relativism is not indifference; on the contrary, passionate indifference is necessary in order for you not to hear the voices that oppose your absolute decrees.
Love gratified is love satisfied, and love satisfied is indifference begun.
C. S. Lewis
John F. Kennedy
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